Floating World - Mixtape

by Lowrie

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The debut release from 'Lowrie'.

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released March 4, 2016

‘Floating World’ by Lowrie. © 2016 Ukiyo Records. The Lowrie Family. Published by I’m Not From London Publishing Ltd.
All Songs Written & Performed By Lowrie*. Recorded at Acoustic Roots, Dealmaker Studios, Nottingham. Engineered by Frazer Lowrie & Dan Hall.
Mixed and Mastered in A Room With A View.
*'Bitter End' lyrics & melody co-written with Can B, music written by Anex // 'Changing' lyrics co-written with Motormouf //
'Fading Slowly' music written by Trekkah (taken from the album 'The Enlightening' by Trekkah)

www.lowriemusic.com | facebook.com/lowriemusic | @FrazerLowrie

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Lowrie Nottingham, UK

Lowrie creates his own brand of alternative electronic pop music that seems to earn him quite the cult following. Having debuted last year with his mixtape 'Floating World' he is back in 2017 with a new single 'Hometown Swingers Club. He is subtle but brash, and has become quite the expert at lulling his audience into a false sense of security with regards to his rollercoaster-esque songwriting. ... more

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Track Name: For Reasons Unknown
I’ve been away for a while try’na figure out this new name...
And when I step in the ring I’m’a try and conquer this game...
All my friends getting signed isn’t really a surprise to me
when their talent is beyond anything that I could dream...

Take it off -
The mask you’re wearing, if it’s keeping you awake.
Oh my gosh, what’s this awful feeling?
Like I’ve made a huge mistake...

For reasons unknown I’ve been gone for a long time...
They say you gotta stay relevant but I’ve been trying to hide...
I’m try’na make it big in a world full of arrogance...
Snapchattin’ random things round the house - so irrelevant.

Oh, it’s like they say; that ‘Dreamers are all good at dreaming ‘cause they’re never awake’...

Oh take it off -
The mask you’re wearing, if it’s keeping you awake.
and oh my gosh, what’s this awful feeling?
Like I’ve made a huge mistake...

‘Hi. How you doin’? I’ve not seen you around.’
‘Oh you’re back four years running? Good luck trying to make a sound...’
‘I’d save your breath’.

Take it off -
The mask you’re wearing, if it’s keeping you awake.
Oh my gosh, what’s this awful feeling?
Like I’ve made a huge mistake...
Like I’ve made a huge mistake...
Like I’ve made a huge mistake...
Track Name: Awake
Look at yourself
What have you done today?
What have you done that's gonna change the world you live in?
Open your eyes today.
Look at yourself in ways that you could never have imagined.
Why do you push away?
Why do you never take advantage of the days you're given?
Why do you look ashamed?
Why do you take the blame for things that clearly never happened?

Awake, awake.

Time is a curse,
time is a blur,
time is a currency waiting for anything labeled as 'tragic'
to come out of the darkness and grab your soul...
You can't heal the damage but you manage to conceal the pain you're feeling...
Why is every time you start to feel alright life comes and takes you for granted and destroys the hope you had for life?
We're all in the same boat sailing in the same sea waiting for that tidal wave...

Awake, awake.
Track Name: Yugen
For a moment i was caught amongst the chaos,
entranced by all the drama in the feed.
I smelt the burning of a million ballots,
I saw the universe on top of me…
And the prize they gave to all the non believers
was a prize that we could never understand;
a life of 9 to 5's and wanting nothing,
a life of letting life slip out your hands.

Oh why?

My relevance is nothing in the city,
the work we do is always overlooked.
This passion that we have amounts to nothing,
in the eyes of the world we're all a bunch of crooks.
Oh, we strive and we strive to become more than our parents,
a craving I can truly understand.
When I honestly think that I won't make it past 30 -
it's a life of letting life slip from your hands.

Oh why?

Oh I know that we're aimlessly floating on a time bomb.
But I don't know why I am fine with that.
It's ok to feel alone and to feel terrified.
But I don't and I don't understand.


Yugen (Japanese)
An awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and mysterious to be described.
Track Name: King
King

I wait in line
for the hunger to subside.
I bide my time
‘til the moment is right

and I wait for you.
Arrive.

I’m reaching for clouds
with my feet on the ground with
skies below me as
I build a throne but

I wait for you.
Arrive.
Track Name: Changing ft. Motormouf
Changing ft. Motormouf

Mumma, Papa; I know you will be proud of me. I made it to see my 21st in this century. It feels like yesterday I was in the elementary playing on grounds with chalk; drawing hungry centipedes.
Yes, those were the days - playing, gripping swing chains. 6 years, high and rising. ‘98 was my ‘daisy age’ but things leave with the winds change. Not used to the movement that nowadays my grin makes.
I want to take it back to no responsibilities - collecting conkers, eating sweets and actually dreaming of those Christmas trees.
I have the cheek to weep over day of school gates when there’s 7 billion people, most are riddled up in estates. We’re in need of change.

Flat-line, hearts break, the bravest face - television airwaves care to keep me up-to-date.
Can’t bare to watch, put palms in front of my face. If you’re seeing this today we’re looking at life the same way.
It ain’t great, but it’s all good. Could be better, but for now I got the mask and the gloves, tracksuit and the hood. Good, conscious is covered! I’m moving on up…
But time slips like hot butter; I’m trying to spread the love but the bread is so hard to get a cut of…

Oh, no. Everything is changing. I can’t keep up with the times. Everyone is overtaking me and I can’t get it right. If there’s an easy way out I’ll take it, I’ll take it. I’ve worked too hard for too long, I’m breaking, breaking down.
Breaking down.

Incidentally, innocence evaporates with age. Dissolved and deteriorated in dominant adult states.
Day old Dominoes are rotting in your microwave...a stomach full of something designed to keep you awake.
Glazed eyes parade the ceiling, you’re numb to this feeling - believing in yourself. There’s more to be achieving!
These are the days of a slave rearranging faith. New people, new pain, no human is the same. So who’s to say the ‘blame game’ isn’t fair play as you’re rolling the stolen dice to die in less than 6 million ways.
From the cradle to the grave shift. Praying Satan is fable myth. My word, hell on Earth is baking as it is...but it’s cool. I’ll fan their hatewave with the payslips - the milky bars are one me! ...because I’m the only one that I’m drinking with.

I’m in the club with no company but my cup, a bartender and a disc jockey playing what he wants. Turning up the tinnitus to channel into subs, travelling into love, laughing as the lonely hyena cubs so...let’s have a toast to change and everything that stands in its way and anyone who makes that stand - it won’t be me mate. I’ve had enough. It’s enough to make the rough bluff. You were in the wrong lane to save me breaking down. I’ve broken up.

Oh, no. Everything is changing. I can’t keep up with the times. Everyone is overtaking me and I can’t get it right. If there’s an easy way out I’ll take it, I’ll take it. I’ve worked too hard for too long, I’m breaking, breaking down.
Breaking down.
Oh, no. Everything is changing. I can’t keep up with the times. Everyone is overtaking me and I can’t get it right. If there’s an easy way out I’ll take it, I’ll take it. I’ve worked too hard for too long, I’m breaking, breaking down.
Breaking down.
Track Name: Fading Slowly (Prod. Trekkah)
‘FADING SLOWLY’

MY DESIRE IS TO WALK WITH THE GIANTS
BUT FRIENDLY FIRE IS STOPPING THE CHANCE.
NOW I'M TRAPPED IN A CAGE THAT I BUILT TO PROTECT MYSELF
AND I'VE NOT GOT THE WILL OR THE STRENGTH TO BREAK LOOSE.

I JUST NEED SOMEBODY TO

DEFEND ME
'CAUSE I'M FADING
SLOWLY out...

MY DESIRE IS TO WALK WITH THE GIANTS
BUT FRIENDLY FIRE IS STOPPING THE CHANCE.
MY COMPLIANCE IS WHAT THEY EXPECT OF ME
AND I'VE STOOD IN LINE, I’VE WASTED MY TIME SO SPECTACULARLY.
NOW I'M LOST IN A PLACE THAT I KNOW FAR TOO WELL.
I'M UNCOMFORTABLE AROUND THE PEOPLE I LOVE.

I REALLY NEED SOMEBODY TO…

DEFEND ME
'CAUSE I'M FADING
SLOWLY out…

I JUST NEED SOMEBODY TO
Track Name: Another Trip Around The Sun
Another Trip Around The Sun

Another year has gone and we’re still here
Looking up from the bottom of the rubble.
We’ve taken hits and they’ve knocked us back for miles.
And when we resist they punch a little harder.

365 days I’ve wasted
Fighting for something I knew I’d lose…

Yet you still look at me
Like I was made for you.
And I don’t know why you love me like you do.
There’s still time for our futures to break through.
But no matter what I’ll always love you.

So many times you’ve been caught in the crossfire
of my mistakes. Oh you’re so bruised.
Yet you keep smiling whilst holding the weight of our worlds.
You are still my saviour.
You are.

I’ll always look at you
Like you were made for me
Because you are. Anyone could see.
There’s still time for our futures to break through.
But no matter what I’ll always love you.
Track Name: Breathe
Breathe

It’s over now, they can’t take your breath away.
It’s over now, they can’t take your breath away.
They can’t take it away.

It’s over now, they can’t take your breath away.
You’ve made it out, now you’ve got a choice to make.
Do you run?
Do you stall?
Do you push for change at all?

Do you steal,
or create?
Do you honour the plans that you made?

Will you love?
Will you mourn
for the ones that have fallen before?

They’ve got so much faith in you,
just keep fighting on.
‘Cause it’s over now, they can’t take your breath away…
Oh it’s over now…