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bloodphoenix7 a little sickly happy and over the top pop for my usual musical needs.. But something so damn charming about the cuteness of her vocals and the sugary sweetness of pastel colors overcame me.
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bricemspencer I have to admit (and don't hate me for this)... that I did not care for this album on the first listen. Most of the time, I go for the darker side of Synthwave but, after a few more listens, this album drew me in and I am now very happy that I pulled the trigger and bought the vinyl. Sounds great!
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/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\ I feel nothing but love from this record. ALEX and Megan outdid themselves here surprisingly. Alex's brooding darksynth style here is not as present than in his previous releases, but "Hero" is one off-kilter change of pace for him. Amazing synthpop with SUPREME vocal work from MM. I'm so happy for ALEX because this release is definitely a staple in his discography. Favorite track: Destinies.
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ALEX and Megan McDuffee's joint album HERO is a fresh take on synthpop and truly shows ALEX insane palette of sounds. Their chemistry resonates throughout this well-crafted album. For the lovers of synthpop!

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released May 11, 2018

Support ALEX:
www.facebook.com/ALEXOFFICIALUK/
soundcloud.com/alexofficialuk
twitter.com/AlexDavid5on

Support Megan McDuffee:
Website: meganmcduffee.com
Twitter: twitter.com/MeganMcDuffee
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/meganmcduffee

Production by ALEX & Megan McDuffee.
Vocals by Megan Mcduffee.
Lyrics by ALEX & Megan McDuffee.
Mastering by Nik Hrycyk & Alan Moffat.
Art by Maika Sozo.
Distribution by NewRetroWave Records.

©2018 NewRetroWave Records. NRW Records is under exclusive license to NewRetroWave, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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NRW Records aka NewRetroWave Records is a Networked Label that is dedicated to promoting the BEST in the emerging Retrowave scene. Retrowave is a growing culture that harnesses and creates many aspects, inspirations and feelings from 80's and 90's music, art and film for today's generation. Since it's EST in Nov 2011, NewRetroWave has grown and evolved into a prominent online musical force. ... more

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Track Name: Quest
Quest Lyrics.

Sun rise, sun rise.
Twilight, now twilight.
Paths unwinding, how far will I go?
Time unyielding, onward ‘till I know.
(x4)

Time to go.
Setting sail.
Guided by the stars at night.

Quest begun.
Choice is done.
A new life to call my own.

Losing sleep.
Never ends.
It goes on and on and on.

Break of day.
Light my way.
It goes on and on and on.

Sun rise, sun rise.
Twilight, now twilight.

Paths unwinding, how far will I go?
Time unyielding, onward ‘till I know.
(x2)

On my way.
My journey.
Sun rising.
Evolving, new and free.

Losing sleep.
Never ends.
It goes on and on and on.

Break of day.
Light my way.
Yes, it goes on and on and on.
Yes, it goes on and on and on.

Sun rise, sun rise.
Twilight, now twilight.
Paths unwinding, how far will I go?
Time unyielding, onward ‘till I know.
(x2)

Sun rise, sun rise.
Twilight, now twilight.
Track Name: Power Up
Another life, another day.

Ohh.

Imagination just starts to play.

Ohh.

Ohh Oh.


Feeling so low, rejuvenation.

I’m movin’ up.

Sensing it’s time for my salvation,

Am powered up.


It’s true.

All new.

I feel alive.


It’s true.

All’s right.

I’m burning bright.



Another life, a brand new day.

Ohh.

Feeling so high on transformation,

Am powered up.


It’s true.

All new.

I feel alive.


It’s true.

All’s right.

I’m burning bright.


A prophecy has come my way.

Ohh.

Your sorcery leads me today.

Ohh.

Today.


It’s true.

All new.

I feel alive.


It’s true.

All’s right.

I’m burning bright.


In rays of light I’m living.

Ready for the fight, I’m giving.

All my powers that be.

I’m free.


Another life, a brand new day.

Another day.

Imagination just starts to play.

Imagination.


It’s true.

All new.

I feel alive.


It’s true.

All’s right.

I’m burning bright.
Track Name: Continue
Have to start again.
Refrain, exhausted by the pain, Oh oh oh oh.
La la la la la.

Miles & miles the road.
In rain, through life, cannot explain, Oh oh oh oh.
La la la la la.

Marchin’ onwards to the keep, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Victory assured today.
Insert coin to play.

Have to start again.
I only have myself to blame, Oh oh oh oh.
La la la la la.

Trials & trials each day.
The same, my life, cannot explain. Oh oh oh oh.
La la la la la.

Marchin’ onwards to the keep, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Know good things will come my way.

Ridin’ forward as I leap, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Victory assured today.
Insert coin to play.

Begin my dream.
I’ll win, you’ll see
Ready, somehow.
High score, right now.

Insert coin to play.

Have to start again.
Refrain, exhausted by the pain, Oh oh oh oh
La la la la la la la.

Miles & miles the road.
In rain, through life, cannot explain. Oh oh oh oh
La la la ah la.

Marchin’ onwards to the keep, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Know good things will come my way.

Marchin’ onwards to the keep, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Victory assured today.

Marchin’ onwards to the keep, won’t quit now.
Thinking I will never sleep, hope somehow.
Sweat off my brow.
Know good things will come my way.

Insert coin to play.
Insert coin to play.
Track Name: Hero
Time to turn my alter ego.

Crime to punish, vanquish evil.

Saving you, my one desire.

I need you.


Time to turn my alter ego.

Laser focused, super powered.

Layin’ justice, to inspire.

A hero.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning fire.

For you.


Rescuing you, my obsession.

On a path to retribution.

Danger is my only mission

I need you.


Time to turn my alter ego.

Crime to punish, vanquish evil.

Layin’ justice, to inspire.

A hero.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning flames.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning fire.

For you.


For you and…

The big bad world.

For us.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

The speed of light.

For you.


Bridge:


Strength set in motion.

Endless devotion.

Beautiful legends, far lands.


n’ I’ll never give up.

Baby now cheer up.

Not going to fail, I will prevail.


For you.

Need you.


Final Act:


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning flames.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning fire.

For you.

For you.


Chargin’ through the air tonight.

Faster than the speed of light.

No slowing, through burning fire.

For you.
Track Name: Love Story
Long, long time ago.

Lived a lonely soldier boy.

Soldier boy on his own.


Travelled, very far.

All to claim an iron throne.

All alone.

Oh oh oh oh oh.


Long, long time ago.

Was a fair maiden.

Fairest in the kingdom.


Far, far, kept away.

In the darkest tower.

On her own.

Oh oh oh oh.


Then one day,

Just ran away.

Fled into the night.

Skin pale as moonlight, moonlight.


Then one day.

Passed a soldier’s way.

It was love, on sight.

In the broad daylight, daylight.


Bird songs, brighter day.

Lived a happy soldier boy.

Soldier boy on his thrown.


Then he heard her say.

That she had to go away.

Curse she’d say.

Oh oh oh oh.


Then one day.

Just ran away.

Fled into the night.

Skin pale as moonlight, moonlight.


Then one day.

Passed a soldier’s way.

It was love, on sight.

In the broad daylight, daylight.


Bridge:


Underneath the darkest tower.

That our soldier stood that day.


No fear, his darkest hour, when the
The undead come out to play.


And at last, was our fair maid,

In a frozen wall of time.


Just kiss to tear the spell away.

Just a kiss and the curses will fade.

——

Bird songs, brighter day.

Lived a happy soldier boy.

Soldier boy on his thrown.


Then he, heard her say.

That she has to go away.

Curse she’d say.

Oh oh oh oh.


Then one day.

Just ran away.

Fled into the night.

Skin pale as moonlight, moonlight.


Then one day.

Passed a soldier’s way.

It was love, on sight.

In the broad daylight, daylight.


Then one day.

Passed a soldier’s way.

It was love, on sight.

In the broad daylight, daylight.
Track Name: Destinies
I cannot explain.

The place of where I am.


I cannot remain.

It is my destiny.


Dragon which I’ve slain.

A sword of evil’s bane.


Through the wind and rain,

Bring out the best in me.


Now and forever.

Immortal roles.

Our great endeavor.

The strongest soul.


Now or never.

Immortal goals, oh.

Our greatest treasure.

The honest soul.


Now and forever.

Journeys untold.

You won’t remember.

The years of old.


Now and forever.

Our greatest treasure.

——

I cannot explain.

The place of where I am.


I cannot remain.

It is my destiny.


Dragon which I’ve slain.

A sword of evil’s bane.


Through the wind and rain.

Bring out the best in me.


Now and forever.

Immortal roles.

Our great endeavor.

The strongest soul.


Now or never.

Immortal goals, oh.

Our greatest treasure.

The honest soul.


Now and forever.

Journeys untold.

You won’t remember.

The years of old.


And there will come a time,

When you will reach your prime.


And once upon a time, oh oh.

To blossom and to shine, Oh oh.


Now and forever.

Immortal roles, oh.

Our great endeavor.

The strongest soul.


Now or never.

Journeys untold.

Our greatest treasure.

The honest soul.


Now and forever.

Our greatest treasure.
Track Name: Fable
Swords ’n’ Shields.

Myths ’n’ monsters.

Fables old as time.


Battles won.

Wars were Lost.

Stories from long ago.


Tales of light.

Tales of darkness.

All just fantasy.


Castles ’n’ kings.

Heroes ’n’ queens.

They say apparently.


Heroes lost to time.

Still guiding to wrong or right.

Fighting for the truth,

Lets us sleep at night.

Living in our dreams.

Which legend do you choose to be?


Heroes lost to time.

Still guiding to wrong or right.

Fighting, for the truth,

Lets us sleep at night.

Living in our dreams.

Which legend do you choose to be?


Fighting for freedom.

Life we’ve chosen.

Chasing the stars.

Fighting for freedom.

We’ve been chosen.

Forever leading the charge.


Heroes lost to time.

Still guiding to wrong or right.

Fighting for the truth,

Lets us sleep at night.

Living in our dreams.

Which legend do you choose to be?
Track Name: Avenger
Battered by life,
Words used to cut like a knife.
Was stuck in your pain,
Now there's no need to explain.

You can't hold me down.
Your idle threats don't work now.
Fear it in my eyes,
For I am rising up, rising up, rising to take what's mine.

Fear of your voice,
Held in the dark with no choice.
Found strength of my own,
Leaving you toxic, alone.

You can't hold me down.
Your idle threats don't work now.
Fear it in my eyes,
For I am rising up, rising up, rising to take what's mine.

It’s gone on too long,
Your misguided spell on me.
Taking to the night,
Running, changing,
you won’t push back,
I’ll win this fight.

You can't hold me down.
Your idle threats don't work now.
Fear it in my eyes,
For I am rising up, rising up, rising to take what's mine.
Track Name: Arcane Life
Life is so arcane.

Roller coaster y’know.

It’s just performing in one big show.


Matters, just the same.

Can’t we all get along?

We can just be friends.


When you’re feelin’ just a little low,

Just remember there’s someone who cares.

I do.

It’s true.

Lookin’ out,

For you.


Then you’ll feel just a bit better,

for good.


Life’s full of regret.

It get better, y’know.

We can just turn around and go.


Come with me.

Place your hand in mine.

Ride this storm.

You and I, this time.


When you’re feelin’ just a little low,

Just remember there’s someone who cares.

I do.

It’s true.

Lookin’ out,

For you.

Then you’ll feel just a bit better,

for good.


When you’re feelin’ just a little low,

Just remember there’s someone who cares.

I do.

It’s true.

Lookin’ out,

For you.

Then you’ll feel just a bit better,

for good.

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