Distant Minutes [Single]

by Luan Bates

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Três faixas dissecando a jornada inicial de um jovem na vida noturna, percorrendo êxtase emocional, felicidade, hipocrisia, raiva e (des)ilusão.

"...Um convite a introspecção e auto-análise, que no decorrer das músicas nos desperta a vontade de cair na estrada da vida, aproveitando o melhor que ela pode oferecer."
- Lúcio Rogério (Bandas de Garagem/UOL)


Three tracks dissecting a youngster’s initial journey into nightlife, going through emotional ecstasy, happiness, hypocrisy, anger and delusion. The “Distant Minutes” single explores the densest side of Luan Bates’ sound, in contrast to the soft-rock orientation of the “Listen Up, Mates” EP, released last year.

"...An invitation to introspection and self-examination that throughout the songs brings about a desire to hit life's road, taking the best things it can offer."
- Lúcio Rogério (Bandas de Garagem/UOL)


released September 8, 2017

All tracks written by Luan Bates.

Vocals, guitars, keys and bass lines - Luan Bates.
Programmed drums - Luan Bates and Jefferson Soares.
Percussion on "Paradise" - Gustavo Coutinho.

Produced by Luan Bates and Jefferson Soares.
Recorded at Sonoro Studio by Jefferson Soares, Natal-RN, Brazil.
Mixed and mastered by Gustavo Coutinho at Abra Studio, Amparo-SP, Brazil.

Album cover: Luan Bates.

Many thx to: Fernanda Gomes, Guilherme Monteiro, Fernanda Fagundes, Mayara Alves, Isabela Lima, Polly Nascimento, Sanderson Alves, Clara Cortêz, Diogo Ferreira, Jefferson Soares and Gustavo Coutinho.

© Nightbird Records, 2017.
℗ Luan Bates, 2017.


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Track Name: Distant Minutes
Midnight, and there's people outside
Drinking, eating, thinking and perhaps kissing
And I can't talk to anyone
I can't see anyone

My friends live in the other side of town
My lovers never used to see me
I just walk alone
I just sing alone

The world is so small, we all know each other
Why being so sad when the streets are calling you?
Take my hand, let's get some good time
Or maybe time to relief
Time to relief...

I just wanna see the people I love
I just wanna be with people I love
I just wanna play with who I love
I just wanna sing about fraternal love
Track Name: Paradise
I finally walk round here
And it's hard not to see
Here everybody is satisfied
With all their dirty minds
Because you need to live fast
So don't give a fuck about your past

Or is this paradise?
Am I in paradise?
Maybe this is real life

Be the rebel of your family
Then try to fill that empty space
Because some things run away from your brain
And sometimes you can't hide those stains
Yeah, you need to live fast
So they think you're the best

Or is this paradise?
Am I in paradise?
Maybe this is real life
Track Name: Squares and Farces
You say everything around you is annoying
But in these days, your life has been a computer
You wanna be the first to say
You wanna be the first to see

Are you inside the monster?
Are you next to despair?

You thought you were being free
You thought it was your glory
But you can't face the pain
You can't feel like home
Aligned in a plastic world
You're a bad rhyme
Can't you see you're getting old?

Are they dreaming? Then dream!
Are they lying? Then lie!
Are they stoned? Then get high!
'Cause if you were pure, they would be
If you were mine, they would've already been...

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