Let Go (with "The Worst")

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The 2015 album "Transatlantic Death Songs" (by "The Worst", a collaboration between Goodbye Ivan, Hemlock Smith & les Poissons Autistes) contained ten songs. One other was recorded but never used, as it seems almost like a pop tune. Arnaud Ivan Sponar wrote it and, very bizarrely indeed, programmed a rhythm track instead of playing the drums himself. When I listened to it recently, it seemed that this ditty would fit my EP perfectly. The fact that it's older doesn't seem to matter. The story of a person that had a nervous breakdown and is soon to be released from the hospital is told in very few words. But the anguish is quite real, I believe….

Please listen to the complete "The Worst" record here:
everestrecords.ch/artists/the-worst

and please listen to my friends from this project also released:
www.goodbyeivan.com
lespoissonsautistes.bandcamp.com

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Let Go

Step by step, in cold dismay
The convalescence barricade
And the cars just pass there on the freeway
And all they do is drive; away.

Step by step, towards the day
The anger comes and goes, in spades
And the cars just pass there on the freeway
Oh, just like you, they drive away.

Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?
Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?
Why don’t I just, Let Go ?
Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?

They let me out so now I’m home
Waiting by the telephone
And the cars just pass there on the freeway
But who is really free, these days ?

Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?
Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?
Why don’t I just, Let Go ?
Why don’t I, Let, Let Go ?

credits

from Medusa EP, released September 17, 2019
written by Arnaud Ivan Sponar, Michael Frei, Stéphane Babey
and Philippe Simon
recorded at home. Mixed and Mastered by Julien Grandjean.
produced by THE WORST, a collaboration between Goodbye Ivan,
Les Poissons Autistes and Hemlock Smith - c 2015


The Players:
Michael Frei: Vocals
Philippe Simon: Trumpet.
Arnaud Ivan Sponar: All instruments and Programming (except Trumpet).
Julien Grandjean: Mixing, Editing and Mastering.

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Hemlock Smith Lausanne, Switzerland

Hemlock Smith come from Lausanne (Switzerland). Since 2002, they’ve released 6 regular albums with intelligent pop, as well as 2 soundtracks for silent film and 2 collaborations with Noise duo Les Poissons Autistes. Fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Frei, Hemlock Smith's distinctive voice is complemented by the ambient guitar playing of Fred Merk and the delicate piano work of Emilie Roulet. ... more

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