Free Range EP

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Featuring songs about endless car journeys, lifestyle choices and lonesome selfies taken in romantic surroundings. Opening song ‘Counting Roadkill’ recounts hours spent counting hapless animals and listening to Neil Young during an American roadtrip, all set to a motorik beat and upbeat tone. Title track ‘Free Range’ acts as a response to the unimpressed expression of a bank advisor, whilst ‘Selfie’ sees Graceland-era Paul Simon accordions put to a swing beat.

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released August 21, 2016

Musicians; Nathaniel Forrester, Alistair Johnstone, Michael Baser, John Stokdyk
Composer/Author/Arranger: Nathaniel Forrester
Production: Sam Coveney

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Track Name: Counting Roadkill
Counting Roadkill.

We set off with anticipation on a road trip all across the nation
I've never seen so many petrol stations
I saw more of them than Appalachians
You were driving along with your hands on your lap
The roads were so long you could have taken a nap
And woken up in a town that looked like the last
With an adult superstore and a place to get gas
A billboard ahead read 'Jesus saves'
And another one said 'save more at Walmart'
We were playing a game, you had to count roadkill
You got an extra point if you saw a bald eagle
But several hours went by and nothing had come
And we were still sitting there listening to Neil Young
And all I could think about was while I'm gone
How many emails will she send? But I checked, there were none
Just an offer on a brand of razor blades and some spam that said 'hey baby, do you wanna get laid?

There's a light on the horizon coming our way
It's a broken down lorry on the motorway
And the bright neon shape of a fast food chain
I just want to escape the mundane

We went from state to state for stories to tell
And ate microwave meals in smokey motels
Trying to get inspiration from CNN watching white politicians talking to white men
That's when we took the car off the beaten track, got lost in a forest and couldn't find our way back
We found a lake by mistake and we jumped right in
We had fish by our feet and goosebumps on our skin

There's a light on the horizon coming our way
It's a broken down lorry on the motorway
And the bright neon shape of a fast food chain
I just want to escape the mundane
Track Name: Free Range
Free Range

Any delusions of grandeur blew out the window
When a coat hanger and cling film fashioned pop shield
Became my tool to get a record deal
And when the banker's raised eyebrows said to me
'You should have left your overdraft when you were twenty three
And got a real job like me with a company car
Instead of writing poetry and trying to play guitar'
But he's got a different definition of success
The percentages are what he calls interest
And does he ride through the night with a friend on his back
On a bike going wild on a cycle track?
And yes I feel like there's egg on my face
But maybe one day I'll grow to like the taste
At least it's free range and I'm not caged
Behind a pane of glass counting cash all day
Sitting in the kitchen on your own
Listening to your breathing in a microphone
Isn't the most glamourous of times
But if I could change I think I'd change my mind
Track Name: Selfie
Selfie

You can't high five with a mountainside
Or have an embrace, you've got to put on a brave face
There's something missing
It's just myself that I have been kissing
And I hope you won't know that I'm really all alone
But when I'm older and I'm looking over my shoulder
Will I want to feel like I've been outside the care home?
It's hard to star jump and press the button with your thumb
Or get an action shot and try to act like you forgot
There's something missing
It's just myself that I have been kissing
And I hope you won't know that I'm really all alone
But when I'm older and I'm looking over my shoulder
Will I want to feel like I've been outside the care home?