Gentle Face (2019) - Single

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The first single taken from the EP 'The Life That I Have' due out 31 Jan 2020.

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Gentle face
How I need you when I make mistakes
You put things in their rightful place
So we can go to sleep

And i’ll put the mountains back together at your feet
Piece by piece up until to the snowy peaks
While all the world sweats concrete

Tender one
I had a dream where all I did was run
And they knew what I had done
Please help me go to sleep

I pulled the plug and let the oceans drain away
We can cross them again some rainy day
When all our fears our hearts betray

We might as well
We might as well
Start over again

Silver tongue
Whisper words from all the songs we’ve sung
You know what we could become
So sing me back to sleep

And we've swapped the sky for a glowing tiny screen
Head down walking, trapped in the machine babe
So say farewell to the Holocene

We might as well
We might as well
Start over again

credits

released November 8, 2019
Written by Jamie Doe
Produced by Fred Thomas
Arranged by Jamie Doe & Fred Thomas
Engineered by Fred Thomas & Ed Hillier
Mixed by Leo Abrahams
Mastered by Peter Beckman
Performed by Jamie Doe and Fred Thomas. Saxophones by Dave Shulman & Ewan Bleach. Additional vocals by Rhia Parker.
Artwork by Nicola Peart

Thank you to Help Musicians UK for supporting this record through the 'Do It Differently Fund'.

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The Magic Lantern London, UK

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of singer-songwriter Jamie Doe.

Following his stunning third album ‘To The Islands’, his new EP ‘The Life That I Have’ sits with and acknowledges the inevitability of a loss witnessed in slow motion.

Currently recording his fourth album, he finishes the year with a first instrumental release 'My Soul Is A Strange Country' for solo piano, out now.
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