Thirsty Bird - EP

by Alex Brittan

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"Indiepop with an electro quirk.”
- Alfitude

"...an almost enchanted wonderland of aural delights."
- Michael Callachan, LovePie

Alex Brittan's Thirsty Bird EP is a collection of synth-pop tracks inspired by terrible Tinder dates, social anxiety and relationships on the brink; a colourful mix of tropical synths, sparkling percussion and glorious pop falsetto.

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released August 28, 2015

Written, recorded & produced by Alex Brittan
Photography by Emily Friend

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Alex Brittan Perth, Australia

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Track Name: Thirsty Bird
Sweat crystals on your lips
Like golden syrup glistening
Sugar-dusted pink twist
Where thirsty birds go to drink

And now the heat is heavy on my back
Vultures looking for a sunburnt snack
But I’ve still got your flavour on my tongue
Oh, I lick my lips and carry on

Lala
Lalalalalalala

Cling-film summer shirt
Where scapula and shoulders burst
Like presents wrapped around their shape
So you can look, but you can’t take

Now I am singing out my sweetest tune
While all my jungle friends howl to the moon
But I’ve still got your flavour on my tongue
Oh, I lick my lips and carry on

Lala
Lalalalalalala

It’s murder in the jungle sun
Those thirsty birds die one by one
It’s a war zone on the riverside
Those thirsty birds have drunk it dry
The sea breeze is on your lips
Can I cool off inside your kiss?

Can I cool off inside your kiss?
Track Name: (Can't) Relax
When you kiss me,
You taste like bills and mental maths
Your love is like a tax
You say you miss me,
I don't miss your ticking watch
One of you is one too much
It’s true -
You complicate me
I over-think my every thought
Forget to live what I’ve been taught

So just go -
'cos if you want it like that
I can’t relax

Don’t try and trick me
I don't need your thesis now
Your dissertation’s time wasted on me
No more dramatics
I feel ecstatic!
As I show you out the door
and watch you go

So just go -
'cos if you want it like that
I can’t relax

I can’t relax til you go
It’s true, once you’re gone I will be brand new
I can’t relax til you go
It’s true, once you're gone I will be brand new.
Track Name: Vigil
Sometimes, when I'm with him
I think about the future that I have lost
I said it all - did it convince you?
The price of your love ain't worth the cost

Is it the way I taste? Something sinful:
The love that dare not speak its name
You'll never change, but I'm holding vigil
Is my hope for us a hope that burns in vain?

Holding vigil
Even though you say you'll never change your mind
I'll take a chance on you
Holding vigil
Even though with every day we're losing time
What am I supposed to do?

Sometimes, when I kiss him
I don't think about your point of view
But when you call; when you're with me
You remind me of the choice I didn't choose

Holding vigil
Even though you say you'll never change your mind
I'll take a chance on you
Holding vigil
Even though with every day we're losing time
What am I supposed to do?
Track Name: Outer Love
Try to connect the dots
A constellation of mistakes
We're in outer space - the two of us
'Cos there's no air in what you say
Dark matter days! But who's complaining?
Your weightless words won't change my tune
You and me - in hyper sleep
But I won't be your lonely moon

'Cos it's only love
for as long as you can bear it
but I can't bear to love you like this anymore
Now we're out of love
Gravity won't spare us
and I know that you don't know you're gonna fall

You've been a bad boy
and you know it
Taking risks astronomical in size
But you - you should know better
We no longer orbit 'round each other's lives
So where will you go now?

'Cos it's only love
for as long as you can bear it
but I can't bear to love you like this anymore
Now we're out of love
Gravity won't spare us
and I know that you don't know you're gonna fall

Our stars are burning up
Burning up, up, up
Our stars are burning up
Burning up, up, up!

'Cos it's only love
for as long as you can bear it
but I can't bear to love you like this anymore
Now we're out of love
Gravity won't spare us
and I know that you don't know you're gonna fall