Lovers & Poets II

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Mark Sovel, 95.5 KLOS: “It’s an album full of really great original music, on the album also is this fantastic cover. David Bowie is really hard to cover. You have to come correct. You can’t mess around with David Bowie and just do it. You gotta be good. And they do a fantastic version of Ashes To Ashes. Really proper version."

Graeme Forbes, The Walk To Work:
Lovers & Poets – That’s The Way It Goes
"The Sun is out in Paris, and when I say it's out, it's blisteringly hot, so it's pertinent that today’s choice is taken from a wonderfully summery vibe laden album Lovers & Poets II album by the group of the same name.

Lovers & Poets are Shannon and Ben Hurley, a singer songwriting duo from LA, tasting success in various other outfits this is one of their many projects focusing on slow melodic chilled out pop, it's really lovely stuff, and the 10 track album is chock full of beautiful chilled songs and instrumental tracks.

I decided to go for "That's the way it goes" as it's the most obviously accessible, a song about heart break and hope, "That's the Way it goes" starts out with a lovely M1 Style Piano hook and Tempo, that instantly makes you think classic St Etienne, but it holds it's own, and the production while polished remains natural and light touch allowing the songs vocals to lead, and the melodic nature to sneak up on you with a mesmeric chorus.

It's the kind of tune that even if you don't click with it first time out, you'll find yourself humming it 30 minutes later, and throughout the weekend.

As I said the whole album is nice, but if you have the time do dig into their soundcloud it's full of other gems not least a cracking cover of Nick Lowe's – "Cruel to be Kind" which is an absolutely sterling take on one of my favourite songs of all time."

Bob Leggett, LAMUSICCRITIC.COM:
“You & Me in the Summer” kicks off the CD, and it only gains momentum through ten amazing songs that provide the perfect musical backdrop for relaxing, allowing the listener to forget their troubles like a great massage takes away muscle aches and pains.
Hurley’s voice is heavenly, and her keyboards provide the perfect accompaniment, coupled with the firm foundation that is the bass playing of Eisen. Even without her voice, the instrumental tracks “Get Crucial” and “Dream Girl” soar. In addition, their cover of Duncan Sheik’s “Barely Breathing” is amazing and breathes new life into this classic song.

We are proud to recommend Lovers & Poets II. We believe a daily dose of this CD will go a long way in alleviating your stress.
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We hope that you love our new album as much as we had fun making it!

Shannon + Ben
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released May 6, 2016

ALBUM LINER NOTES
Written by Shannon Hurley and Ben Eisen except 3 (David Bowie), 5 (Shannon Hurley), & 10 (Duncan Sheik).
Vocals, keys: Shannon Hurley
Bass, guitar, vocals: Ben Eisen.
Programming by Shannon Hurley and Ben Eisen.
Tracks 1, 2, & 10 mixed by Mike Dawson. All else mixed by Shannon Hurley.
Mastered by Hans DeKline at Sound Bites Dog.
Copyright 2016 Suresounds Records.

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Lovers & Poets Los Angeles, California

Electronica duo from Los Angeles. Their songs have been featured on “Young & The Restless”, “Scorpion”, and “90210”.
Members: Shannon Hurley- vocals, keys.
Ben Eisen-bass, guitar.
Influences: David Bowie, Disco, New Wave, 90s Trip-hop.
Lovers & Poets (LP) 2010
Lovers & Poets II (LP) 2016
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Track Name: You + Me In The Summer
You + Me In The Summer

Take me dancing
Out on the sand
This time it’s easy
It’s in our hands

It was you + me in the summer
Just like another world
It was you + me in the summer
The best I’ve ever known

Kiss me slowly
The waves come rushing in
As long as you hold me
The days will never end

It was you + me in the summer
Just like another world
It was you + me in the summer
The best I’ve ever known (repeat)

I think about you
The sunlight on your skin
I miss the memories
The moments we have lived

It was you + me in the summer
Just like another world
It was you + me in the summer
The best I’ve ever known (repeat)

The sun is falling
It sinks into the sea
The season’s calling
I’ll see you in my sleep
I’ll see you in my sleep

It was you + me in the summer
Just like another world
It was you + me in the summer
The best I’ve ever known (repeat)
Track Name: That's The Way It Goes
I know you're out there
Holding on
You've been believing
Far too long
I can't stay
To hold your ground
I know you’re worried
You’re turned around
Feeling dizzy
From the crowd
You’ll find a way to do without

You’ll lose your heart
But it’s your life you’ll say
Lay down your armor
And just walk away
It’s time to move on
To another day
Ooh that’s the way it goes
That’s the way it goes

You see the headlines
You read the news
But it don’t feel right
To hear the truth
You can’t change
The past is gone

You’ll lose your heart
But it’s your life you’ll say
Lay down your armor
And just walk away
It’s time to move on
To another day
Ooh that’s the way it goes
That’s the way it goes
Track Name: Ashes To Ashes
Do you remember a guy that's been
In such an early song
I've heard a rumour from Ground Control
Oh no, don't say it's true

They got a message from the Action Man
"I'm happy. Hope you're happy, too.
I've loved. All I've needed: love.
Sordid details following."

The shrieking of nothing is killing me
Just pictures of Jap girls in synthesis
And I ain't got no money and I ain't got no hair
But I'm hoping to kick but the planet is glowing

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

Time and again I tell myself
I'll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh, no, not again

I'm stuck with a valuable friend
"I'm happy. Hope you're happy, too."
One flash of light
But no smoking pistol

I never done good things
I never done bad things
I never did anything out of the blue,
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now

Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom's a junkie
Strung out in heaven's high
Hitting an all-time low

My mama said, "To get things done
You'd better not mess with Major Tom."
Track Name: Season Of Life
Season Of Life Lyrics by Shannon Hurley

All the little things
The way that your hand feels in mine
The sunshine in the trees
Will turn to rain in grayer skies

One day you’ll wake up
In another season of your life
Better learn to savor
All the times that soon will pass you by
In the season of life

A kiss before I leave
Remember how it feels with you
A moment I can seize
A memory that I once knew

One day you’ll wake up
In another season of your life
Better learn to savor
All the times that soon will pass you by
In the season of life

The season of life
(Season of life)

One day you’ll wake up
In another season of your life
Better learn to savor
All the times that soon will pass you by
In the season of life

Performed by Lovers & Poets
Track Name: Here Comes The Morning
Here Comes The Morning

Feels like I could just run away
Leave it all behind today
‘Cause I’ve been losing sleep over you
I can’t help feeling the way I do

Here comes the morning
I’m not prepared to face the day
Here comes the morning
Suffice to say I’m not that brave
‘Cause baby I’ve been burned
Hot enough to learn
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning

I have seen it all before
Grab your coat, walk out the door
A million times I’ve been through this
Don’t hang around long enough to miss

Here comes the morning
I’m not prepared to face the day
Here comes the morning
Suffice to say I’m not that brave
‘Cause baby I’ve been burned
Hot enough to learn
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning
Here comes the morning

It could be so beautiful
I don’t stand a chance
It always seems so hard for me
To hold on to romance

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