Torch Songs

by Catherine Traicos

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Closer To You in the key of E major 4/4 80-84 bpm I Move a little bit closer to you. Watch the world spinning from your view. I turn away, I’m paralysed beneath your gaze. II Feel a little lonely at night, Bring you into my dreams sometimes. Can’t tell if my eyes, Betray what is simmering inside. Chorus I move a little bit closer to you. Feel the heat around my body touch, Touch the warmth around you, Touch the burning space surrounding you. III Something’s there making us wait, Something there that we cannot name, Keeps us in dreams Forever in between Chorus I move a little bit closer to you. Feel the heat around my body touch, Touch the warmth around you, Touch the burning space around you. Summertime the world is alight, But it’s all the time I need you by my side, Leave a space to let the light through, As I move closer to you. Bridge In a second you’re gone, but I’m still holding onto the thought of you Like it could make my dreams come true. Say you feel it as well, that invisible spell keeping me in a Silent conversation with you. Outro So I move a little bit closer to you. Watch the world spinning from your view. Let it all fall through. So it’s just, just us two.
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Thief 03:58
Thief in the key of G major 6/8 102 bpm I What feeling are you stealing today? The way that you paint your face will change. Will you move away with a sparrow’s grace, As it swoops for worms in the rain? II Well I was so cautious at the start, Took a while to open up my heart, The minute that I did it seems like you lost your spark, Left me alone and in the dark. Ch 1. You stemmed your desire put out our fire, Ain’t no use in denying it. Now you say to me that you’re too busy to Find the time to ignite it. III Feeling broken again, And I know he said that’s how the light gets in. But pieces of me are just scattered in the wind, Left where you dropped them Instrumental/ Middle Eight Oooh Oooh I could break and there’d be nothing to do, So much of me is now part of you. IV Turn with that smile on your lips, Not many are gonna guess that you’re just faking it. But you don’t see me no more so what’s the point Of my knowing any of it? Outro What feeling are you stealing today? The shape of your face is gonna change. Ooh again and again. Ooh again and again.
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Torch songs typically focus on unrequited love, and through their sweet sadness can bring about a glorious sense of surrender to that particular brand of sorrow.

This is the digital accompaniment to a forthcoming seven inch vinyl, complete with a bonus track.

The songs were recorded before and during various lockdowns and a lot of it was made at a distance. It was fulfilling to explore different possibilities brought on by the limitations of the situation and I was very lucky to work with some amazing people. I hope to repeat the process in person in the future.

As always, I hope you enjoy these songs. x Catherine

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released December 2, 2021

Closer to You
Produced, mixed and mastered by Stuart Stuart at Analog Heart

Thief and Drunk Boy
Produced and mixed by Matt Fell at Love Hz
Mastered by William Bowden at King Willy Sound

All words and music, voice and guitar - Catherine Traicos

Artwork - Natasha Muhl
Design - Studio Papa

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Catherine Traicos is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter hailing from sunny Perth, Western Australia. Her songs ‘simmer with noir’*, the lyrics raw and emotive, her voice strong yet vulnerable; the whole - ethereal. She has graced such diverse stages as Nashville's iconic Bluebird Café and The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

* Barnaby Smith, Rolling Stone Magazine, 2014
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