Introspect

by Michael Oakley

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    UPDATE: THIS BUNDLE WILL START SHIPPING IN JAN 2020.

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    Contained in this Bundle:
    ‣ Two 180g vinyls. Regular album on black with blue and pink splatter vinyl, remix album on white with blue and pink splatter vinyl with sleek finishing. High duty glossy gatefold. RP $29.99
    Remix Album comes with remixes from Le Cassette, Sellorekt, Mecha Maiko, The Northern Lights, Elevate The Sky, The New Division, Crockett and Thought Beings.
    ‣ Comes with exclusive DVD of Michael Oakleys Outland performance. Full 40 min set! RP $15.99
    ‣ Comes with signed gift from Michael Oakley himself!
    ‣ Comes with personal letter from Michael Oakley himself!
    ‣ Comes with Michael Oakley sticker!

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    ‣ Vinyl 2 includes exclusive album remixes and song commentary from Michael Oakley himself!
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    ‣ The Remix portion of the album is ONLY available in physical format. No digital formats of the Remix portion of the Album will be sold.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Introspect Deluxe Edition Cassette Tape comes with full artwork and track listings. Each cassette contains 90 mins of playback capacity. Includes audio album documentary and remix album.

    Cassette produced on high quality black C90 cassette. Limited to 200 copies and includes immediate download of the ​digital version.

    The Remix portion of the album is ONLY available in physical format. No digital formats of the Remix portion of the Album will be sold.

    All art by Arkuma Hiyamoto. Photo by Brad A Kinnan.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Introspect via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Introspect via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 30 days
    edition of 200 
    Purchasable with gift card

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1.
01:04
2.
04:15
Holding on to something that will never come back Your childhood’s gone and we’re moving Every moment will pass And the dream you sold to pay for some romantic affair Was the lie you told yourself when no one else was there God knows all of the roads I’ve travelled Lying lowly beneath the shadows All the time wishing I was giving more… More You gotta give more You gotta give more To keep this dream alive You gotta give more You gotta give more So we aren’t left behind So surreal This kaleidoscoped reality Wasted years Trying to be something I’m not Sick and tired of this mask I’m wearing Tied and bound to a cross I’m bearing All the time wishing I was giving more… More You gotta give more You gotta give more To keep this dream alive You gotta give more You gotta give more So we aren’t left behind
3.
I’ve been living in the same dream I’ve got every one of your moves down Time slipped from your hour glass So I’m laying all the memories out We’re dreamers, trailblazer keepers Who think they know it all We were sailing by the lonely street lights Never thought we’d fall In my darkest days I’m falling down Give me wings to fly this cold heart out Sometimes I get this feeling, it comes and goes Wonder what my life would be with you here but I’ll never know Cause it’s cold on the outside I’ll spend my whole life waiting for one more chance My arms are reaching to hold you and join in the dance Or are we crystal ships just passing by? So I’m hanging to a night scene In the town that we both carved out Traced our idols from the big screen But now the picture’s losing sound Oh your voice fills my head Can you tell me where you’ve run Cause the lonely street lights hold no answers On what this world’s become without you Running every risk to claim ourselves Taking chances like nobody else Sometimes I get this feeling, it comes and goes Wonder what my life would be with you here but I’ll never know Cause it’s cold on the outside I’ll spend my whole life waiting for one more chance My arms are reaching to hold you and join in the dance Or are we crystal ships just passing by?
4.
04:01
Calling from a distance I hear your voice again All the signs are pointing to What I don’t understand Are you now the kiss of life hiding in the dark Cause every time I’ve reached alone Feels like I’m missing every mark I’ll take a chance tonight Another roll of the dice I can’t lose with you… High… But you’re falling like the rain Blinded by illusion, but you do it all over again High… You know it’s just a game Not looking for forever Just a chance to start again They say I’m out of action Losing all control I’m keeping count of every move In a city I call home You never gave a warning Like an arrow tears the sky Bring me to my senses cause tomorrows open wide I feel more alive than I ever did in time I can’t lose with you High… But you’re falling like the rain Blinded by illusion, but you do it all over again High… You know it’s just a game Not looking for forever I just wanna start over again
5.
04:48
I’ve got to get out This city’s like a graveyard pulling me down I scream and I shout But no one hears the words that I’m trying to say I’ve been feeling for a while like I don’t belong Been tryin to get it right but so far I’ve been wrong And even though I’m weak I’ve been trying to be strong For too long, too long, too long, too long… These are the days when the rain pours down You’re never sure if you’re lost or found If I could be someone else for a day Maybe I’d find my way back home I’ll pretend that I’m lost On the tail of an Atlantic breeze I’ll be the man that I want The kind that writes his own philosophies You know it’s funny how we strive for a lifetime Never knowing what it is that can satisfy It’s the only thought that fills a one track mind To keep on, keep on, keep on, keep on… These are the days when the rain pours down You’re never sure if you’re lost or found If I could be someone else for a day Maybe I’d find my way back home These are the days when the rain pours down Thirty years caught in a border town So take a chance and step out Maybe we’ll find a way back home
6.
I’m in the dark all alone Devoid surrounding me I hear your voice in muffled tones I’m reaching to you, see me I feel your heat, your electricity Digital love, your source code is holding me And some say this ain’t real But how do they know what we feel? You don’t need to explain and neither do I Cause with you by my side now, now I’m alive Out here we stand, two of a kind We’ll take on every leap, pave the lines They’re shutting down the sun on young lovers dream So we lit up on our own for this land to see They tried to shake us, to separate us Why don’t those haters see that they can’t break us? Some say this ain’t real But how do they know what we feel? You don’t need to explain and neither do I Cause with you by my side now, now I’m alive
7.
Working for this town A stranger to myself He's waiting for the showdown He took a chance like nobody else Down by the harbour He works the five day line Holding to your Daddy's words "Never lose what's in your sight" It don't matter what they say There ain't no price on tryin' to change Grabbing hands just want a taste Of everything you work for Push it to the limit Gonna take what's mine Push it to the limit Cause you're the only thing on my mind Dawn upon wasteland Now in my rear view sight Got a ticket to the border I don't know where I'll land tonight Over the Peace Bridge coasting I'm chasing Liberty's light Don't give in, give it all you've got I've taken measures and laid my master plan Surfed every channel and mapped the desert sands With an unrelenting smile I spin Upon the wheels of chance Never lost what's in my sight
8.
I'm a head of over thinking Hanging to a thinning thread I’ve been searching in the rubble For the pieces of a dream I still have With every, televised distraction Can’t shake what’s in my sights And I’m 15 going on 35 and forever be the boy from high school in the back of my mind Woah American dream Blinded by the city lights shining on me Woah American Dream You’re everything I wanted and all I want to see With all these things I see In my American Dream My American dream

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Michael Oakley releases his most ambitious project yet. Packed with masterful melodies and songwriting, Introspect is the quintessential Retro Lovers album. It has everything! Sit back and enjoy the Introspect vision.

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released March 8, 2019

Album Cover designed by Arkuma Hiyomoto
Photography by Brad A Kinnan

Huge thanks & credit in the making of this album goes to: Lynda Oakley, Ollie Wride,Israel Medina, Brad A. Kinnan, Pete Maher, Derek Elliotson, John Kunkel, Dana Jean Phoenix, James Meays, Chris Huggett, Philipp Johann D’Atri & Rowan J Parker.

Software used: Propellerhead Reason 10, Ableton 10, Reveal Sound Spire, Lennar Digital Sylenth1, UVI: Emulation 1&2, Darklight, OB Legacy, USQ 1, Waverunner, FM Suite & EGP. Korg M1, TAL U NO LX, Rob Papen Blue and Dexed.

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