A Chain of Islands EP

by Brothertiger

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Andrew Kruse
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Andrew Kruse A warm breeze. A prayer to the sun. A harbinger of spring. Perfect. Favorite track: Southern Song.
Ryot
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Ryot John (Brothertiger) is way ahead of his time with his sound, and this album is an incredible precedent I imagine will stand the test of time. Favorite track: Prideland.
Seth
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Seth "I'm not an ordinary bird.. I wanna fly high.. dive into the water.. ride the ocean tide" Favorite track: Southern Song.
Patrice Bourget
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Patrice Bourget This is becoming my favorite Brothertiger album. It's shorter than previous releases but there is no filler in there. Plus, there is a consistency in style and theme that make it a proper concept album, while every song has a distinct color. It's the sort of album that takes several listenings to really grasp it, but afterwards becomes a classic. Favorite track: Bottom of It.
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1.
05:20
Breaking down my shell You open up my life You pull me out to the dim lit The shallows sleep tonight I’m afraid I’ve lost myself A desolation high Floating out in the open I could go for miles out here Opening out to me all around Goin' out to the wave I'm holding out it's coming down Cycling over again I can open wide A shallow dive into open arms And I will follow down Right on target I'm right on target Two lines interwoven Sailing out through the inlet I am a dot on the ocean I strike the sail and swing over the water I bridge that emotion Captured in the slightest gale Called to be chosen Man overboard, you've fallen away Opening out me all around Goin' out to the wave Hold me down it's coming now Cycling over again
2.
04:35
So many things I'd like to be taking over Can't get a hold on life Hear me out Seems everything's left up to me, getting closer Can't help but feel my life Running out I don't wanna be somebody else I'll take it to the highest high Tear it open wide Can it be like it always was? I'm always looking back Always looking back It breaks me down But I'll come around It breaks me down To dust Some days I feel I can't reach what I'm after I don't wanna feel my life Breaking down I can't help but feel like everything doesn't matter I wanna feel that light Breaking out I just want to feel how I always felt Can't believe I try and try To tear it open wide Can it be like when we were young? I'm always lookin' back Always lookin' back
3.
The beckoning call Came down from the highland The lights on the wall With shadows running down The southern song All around me in my life Gathering my thoughts As I drift out through the brush I'm not an ordinary bird I wanna fly high Dive into the water Ride the ocean tide Unsettling flight It flows to divert me back to the quiet life That I left behind I soar through the night Still I rise with the morning tide To gather up my thoughts As i drift out to the sun I don't want to live like an ordinary bird I wanna fly high Dive into the water Ride the ocean tide
4.
06:50
Shadow on the floor and I open up my eyes To the sun streaks in the morning I don't wanna rise Following through the door and I don't wanna get behind Can I get back to you tomorrow? When I feel alright Everything that was broken It all comes back in time Didn't always know what I wanted And I still can't make up my mind My eyes they are wide open I swallow all my pride Gonna get down to the bottom of it In time But I will carry on Drifting around in the dawn always I will carry on Shadow, you can follow me I'm trying to live in the moment Capture it on my mind But I'm always waiting for somethin' That'll bring me a stable life I stubbornly go through the motions I'm hanging on to life Gonna get down to the bottom of it In time I always say to you, "I'll get away from this." Can I get away from this? Before I sleep? I always say to you, "I can handle this." Can I handle this impossible dream?
5.
04:49
I was a boy with a very big dream Didn't know about bad times comin' Always thought I could do anything Never thought I would amount to nothin' When I crawled out among the reeds Couldn't hold me back, couldn't hold me back Still I hoped I could take the lead Then I fell off track, I fell off track Then I found life in my disease Got away from my past life comin' When I felt that island breeze I knew I could finally go there Feeling older at seventeen On a wave of life I recognize And I really hope that you'll guarantee That I'll stay in sight of the waking light Ya I found life echoing All the way back the past outrunnin' When I drove down my old street I knew I was finally closer

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released February 22, 2019

All songs written and produced by Brothertiger
Produced by Brothertiger and Jon Markson
Mixed by Jon Markson
Mastered by Jason Livermore

Trumpet on "Prideland" by David Levy

Art design and layout by Kenny Phillips
Cover artwork by John Jagos, Sr.

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