Album Fünf

by Finn M-K

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Album Fünf has shown a real development in my abilities compared to past albums. Since finishing the Album Four EP, I've been making a real effort to step up my production game. I did an online course in audio mastering as well as some research on my own, and I'm very happy with the results I'm now able to get. These tracks aren't top of the pops production-level, but I'm on my way there!

In terms of content, I've gotten more raw and emotional. I rarely used to write about my feelings, my thoughts, my dreams, my desires, but on this album things have gotten very personal. Tracks like Airborne, Road To Happiness, Mad, Mad, Mad and What A Beautiful Life | Happiness is Here | Worth all have meaning to me on a lyrical level as well as musical. Writing personal lyrics is exposing and embarrassing, but I think it's resulted in some powerful music. There's not a single track on here I don't really enjoy.

As always, I hope you find some enjoyment and meaning in these pieces of music.

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released September 25, 2016

All tracks composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Finn M-K.
Track 1 features additional vocals taken from Dr. Stephen Hawking's appearance on Late Night With John Oliver.

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Composer, performer, builder of card houses.

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Track Name: A Kaleidoscope of Planetary Colours (feat. Stephen Hawking)
Ka-leid-o-scope

(Professor Hawking)
Imaginary time
People think it's something you have in dreams
Or when you're up against a deadline
But it's a well-defined concept
Imaginary time is like another direction in space
Another direction in space

(Finn)
Planetary colours: red, white and purple
Planetary colours: the final lightshow
Planetary colours: blue, orange and yellow
Planetary colours erupt

Ka-leid-o-scope
Planetary colours: red, white and purple
Planetary colours: the final lightshow

We live in a time filled with joys and wonders
So much on the Earth for humans to discover
But we aim our sights high into the cosmos
Sets us to wondering of how this will be over

(Professor Hawking)
Imaginary time

(Finn)
It's all we have 'cause we don't know when life will end
Is there a limit?

(Professor Hawking)
Imaginary time

(Finn)
I wonder if we'll feel it when it comes
If the planets explode I'd like to see it in colour, colour

Oh lord, yeah, yeah
Planetary colours: blue, orange and yellow
Planetary colours erupt
Track Name: I Need A Kick
I need a kick, a beat, to move to
I need a kick, do you see, to shake up my bones
I need a kick, now you see, it moves me
I need a kick, in the teeth, and don't hold back
Track Name: Mad, Mad, Mad
Mad, mad, mad

Childhood, you build a dream how you want to live your life, good
Your teacher asks you what you want to be
A hero, a firefighter or an astronaut
But this one, he gotta breathe song

And somewhere in my mind
There's a little boy blue who's chasing the moon
And he wants to get outside
But he's being kept in by the way I live my life
Lord, lord, lord
He's getting mad, mad, mad

He's made of ambition
He wants it right now
He feeds on successes
But then he spits them out
I try to do better
But he's not satisfied
The bar keeps on raising
And I get left behind

Love him, 'cause he'll raise you up to your highest heights
Hate him, 'cause every time he's dissatisfied
I want him to slow down, but he won't let me breathe
If I crash down, (he what?) he drags me

CHORUS

Don't be fooled
He's your tool
And you drive him mad, mad, mad

CHORUS

Yeah, yeah, yeah
Woo!
Track Name: Airborne
It was early when you came and found me
I was sitting on the cold beach sand
You said you needed my help
You were trying to get through to someone
That you didn't understand
But I knew him well
I know me well, I said
Hey now, hey now, come on, come on
You don't want to love this guy
Hey now, hey now, come on, come on
He's just in his own world
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms

I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne
I'm airborne, I feel it, feel it, airborne
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms
I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne

And now my mind's made up
I know you feel let down
And you can curse me now
But hear me out
'Cause in the long run
You deserve someone
Who's not gonna treat you wrong

'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms

I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne
I'm airborne, I feel it, feel it, airborne
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms
I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne
Track Name: Hero
We had dinner tonight
Just you and me
We talked about our lives
Just yours and mine
And it's been a while
since it was just us two
You know I've spent all my life
Looking up to you

And you laid your heart out
And I saw you as human
Instead of the hero
That I've always believed in

We had dinner tonight
Just me and you
We talked about our lives
Just what we're going through
You've got a confused heart
And I've got one too
But between us, Dad
Nothing can come through

And you laid your heart out
And I saw you as human
As well as the hero
That I've always believed in

When I'm scared, I know that I can run
And you'll catch me, you'll catch your second son (x∞)
Track Name: Road To Happiness
I need to get away
'Cause my life is dragging me down
I need a great escape
To take a breath and figure out

What it is that I need to change
'Cause I'm afraid I'm giving my all
What do I rearrange?
I need you to show me a way

All I've got left's my face
It wears a smile to cover the grey
When did the colours fade?
I am alone and I am afraid

Of what it is that I need to change
'Cause I'm afraid I'm losing it all
What do I rearrange?
I need you to show me a way

Show me the road to happiness
'Cause I need help getting me there
Yeah I admit my weakness
I am alone and I need something here
I don't have faith to call on
I don't have love to lean on
But I need something to get me there
I'm on the road to happiness

I need to get away
'Cause my life is dragging me down

Show me the road to happiness
'Cause I need help getting me there
Yeah I admit my weakness
I am alone and I need something here
I don't have faith to call on
I don't have love to lean on
But I need something to get me there
I'm on the road to happiness
Track Name: The Room Where The Heart Lives
Inside my chest
There is a room
A holy place
Where I am home
And through the door,
The world outside
Comes rushing in
And I can't hide

The sun is dawning
The angels calling
My time is running out
My Mom is screaming
She can't stop the bleeding
My time is run out

And from outside
The sound of hooves
My angel's come
To set me loose
On wings I'll rise
To see the view
Heaven provides
For losers stuck in their room

Inside my chest
There is a wound
Someone I loved
Is gone too soon
So drink the wine
One final prayer
Then you'll go home
While I'm stuck here
Track Name: What A Beautiful Life | Happiness is Here | Worth
Yeah!

I hear the shotgun
And out of the gates I run
I'm not the type to stand and wait
Hoping to get a break
I am a tiger
Prowling on the Earth alone
I'm on the hunt for the future I want
I'm gonna take it, gonna take it

So when the light comes in I'm ready to go
And I have never felt more in control
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
And when the night goes down there's music around
And colours are bursting in into sound
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life

'Cause when I get knocked down
I can make things better
I've got the power now
I choose to make things better
I can make things better

Come sit next to me
Move a little closer
Let me show you in to my life
I moved somewhere new
And written on the wall there
"Happiness is here"
Now and forevermore
Now and forevermore

Calmer now and I'm stable, but the joy is still alive (x4)

And of course I've got doubts
But the joy is still alive
I can drown them all out
If the joy is still alive
Still alive, still alive
I'm still alive

I'm not the same as I was
I hide away but the problem's not outside me

I can still hear those words
I used to sing so proudly
But my conviction's blurred
They don't have the same effect
But they're all that I have left

My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
This has to be beautiful

My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
What a beautiful life
My dreams are alive
This has to be beautiful, beautiful

This has to be beautiful (∞)
Track Name: Airborne (Acoustic)
It was early when you came and found me
I was sitting on the cold beach sand
You said you needed my help
You were trying to get through to someone
That you didn't understand
But I knew him well
I know me well, I said
Hey now, hey now, come on, come on
You don't want to love this guy
Hey now, hey now, come on, come on
He's just in his own world
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms

I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne
I'm airborne, I feel it, feel it, airborne
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms
I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne

And now my mind's made up
I know you feel let down
And you can curse me now
But hear me out
'Cause in the long run
You deserve someone
Who's not gonna treat you wrong

'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms

I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne
I'm airborne, I feel it, feel it, airborne
'Cause when the music speaks I turn you off to listen
You're not as important as melodies and rhythms
I'm airborne, I know it, know it, airborne