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by Jay Som

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Pirouette 04:30
Drink from the sky but it feels so rough There's room for calm when the going gets tough So empty in bloom A beating heart aches for more Backwards again Back to loose ends I pray for answers beneath the moon Sinking blue sits on our heads Why do we try when it's all pretend Our shaved off years Can't get out of bed 'Cause sleep's a must, it's our best friend Our bodies crave some peace Release buried beneath The time will come When all is done Blue will sleep with tides Backwards again Back to loose ends I pray for answers beneath the moon
I've been away But I haven't changed Can't say the same You've gone your way You think too much Your time is up I'll be your friend Just tell me when If you're feeling okay Meet me underwater No one cares If you're feeling okay Meet me underwater


Two never-before-released songs recorded during the same sessions as Jay Som's breakout debut Everybody Works, which landed on Best of 2017 lists from Pitchfork, NPR, Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, and a slew of others.

Musically, these tracks would have been equally at home on that record, as they highlight how Melina Duterte has "perfected that tricky balance between polished ambition and lo-fi charm." (Pitchfork).


"Both of these tracks were made during the spring of 2016 - the first demo stages for Everybody Works. They were fun to write and record but felt out of place on the track​ ​list during the finalization of the album. These tracks remain close to my heart and I'm really grateful they're finally out in the world." - Melina Duterte


released January 26, 2018


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