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Odyssey

by Michael Oakley

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k79890 Introspect has quickly become one of my favorite albums! Now you hand us this incredible fire! Keep killin' it and I'll go broke from having to buy up all this amazing music!

Cant wait for that blue cassette too! Favorite track: Glasgow Song.
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ebil-one This album is a perfect 80s/90s synthwave representation. I was listening to another artist, when I saw this album pop up so I gave it a listen. I love the entire album so picking a single track as a favourite was very hard, that’s the way an album should be so I salute you sir. Favorite track: Is There Anybody Out There (Jon Campbell Radio Edit).
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chazybaz13 Something about this song just resonates with me! Highly recommend to anyone who likes 80's and retrowave genres. Favorite track: Is There Anybody Out There (Jon Campbell Radio Edit).
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1.
Odyssey 02:30
2.
(Verse.1) Where’s the light we’d count on? That filled the crowded space The voice inside our system That always lead the way Adjusting to this normal Looking out from Sutro Edge I can’t help but smile now Bird song’s centre stage The world still beats a rhythm But virtues carved a place It goes on and on and on and on (Chorus.) Wake up to the morning sun Feels like we’re getting closer Call out to the lonely ones Throw them a line Better days are yet to come With every passing hour Ain’t no sense in reeling This new way of living Better wake up (Verse. 2) Forgotten things, are comin’ back Emerge to spread their wings Out all hollow possessions, here As the new world sets it’s sights on you and me Adjusting to this normal Looking out from Sutro Edge I can’t help but smile now Bird song’s centre stage The world still beats a rhythm But virtues carved a place It goes on and on and on and on (Chorus.) Wake up to the morning sun Feels like we’re getting closer Call out to the lonely ones Throw them a line Better days are yet to come With every passing hour Ain’t no sense in reeling This new way of living Better wake up (Middle 8.) Where’s the light we’d count on That filled the crowded space? The voice inside our system That always lead the way? (Chorus.) Wake up to the morning sun Feels like we’re getting closer Call out to the lonely ones Throw them a line Better days are yet to come With every passing hour Ain’t no sense in reeling This new way of living Better wake up!
3.
(Verse.1) I can remember Back in the days we walked these streets with diamonds in our eyes Out with the vampires under a midnight sky My mind so hypnotized It was exciting It was the 90s... Momma didn’t understand it And daddy always said that I was going too far I said there’s never any compromising If you’re trying to win the battle to be who you are (Pre-Chorus.) I danced to the left, I danced to the right Hold hands with my demons and creatures of night On an undercover mission to find somebody else like me... (Chorus.) Is there anybody out there? (Woah oh oh oh) Is there anybody out there? (Woah oh oh oh) Someone who can hear me and drink from the light To see things from the same side Is there anybody out there? (Verse. 2) Five years later I’m out with the same old faces in dead end places. Things kept going wrong. I’m getting to thinking my daddy was right all along So if you take a little walk on the wild side Be careful that you never slip your hands from the wheel There’s never any compromising When you’re blinded by reflections from the part of you that’s real (Pre-Chorus.) I danced to the left, I danced to the right Hold hands with my demons and creatures of night On an undercover mission to find somebody else like me... (Chorus.) Is there anybody out there? (Woah oh oh oh) Is there anybody out there? (Woah oh oh oh) Someone who can hear me and drink from the light To see things from the same side Is there anybody out there? (Pre-Chorus) I danced to the left, I danced to the right Hold hands with my demons and creatures of night On an undercover mission to find somebody else like me... (Chorus.) Is there anybody out there? (Woah oh oh oh) Is there anybody out there? (Woo oh oh oh) Someone who can hear me and drink from the light To see things from the same side Is there anybody out there? Somebody else like me
4.
Babylon 04:52
(Verse 1.) Meeting you tonight A rare kind of thrill Dancing in the distance With no care in the world The players tried their best lines The hyenas with their looks could kill  We’re synchronised and sacred And I still think about it  Nothing stood between us  Nothing ever will (Pre-Chorus) She said come with me  Let’s paint the old town red  You make it so easy To let loose of myself (Chorus.) I feel like I’ve found a place In Babylon... (In Babylon...) This must be how heaven tastes In Babylon... (It’s Babylon...) with you   (Verse 2.) Got a lust for life No limitation here I’ve said so many times How you’ve silenced my fears  I’ll lay awake and guard you  Until Kingdom come  Adrenalised and blessed I’m giving you my best  Nothing stands between us  And nothing ever will   (Pre-Chorus.) She said come with me  Let’s paint the old town red  You make it so easy To let loose of myself   (Chorus.) I feel like I’ve found a place In Babylon... (In Babylon...) This must be how heaven tastes In Babylon... (It’s Babylon...) with you
5.
(Verse 1) Sirens cut the smoke filled air Upon rooftops a blue light glares Rain rolls down my window A voice inside starts hitting home Wayward kids sail down the street  Some right of passage now complete How many times can blind eyes turn? To trouble in the wings... (Pre- Chorus) When all I need  Is one chance at finding my place It’s time to leave  Downtown cold heart of this space (Chorus) If there’s a chance then I’m gonna take it I tell myself I’ve nothing to lose But every time I leave here for something I can help but fall back to you When all I need is one chance at finding my place It’s time to leave downtown cold heart of this space (Verse 2) How’d we ever get so far  With mantras that don’t reach the stars? Don’t reach above your station But my heart just longs for action Some days there’s more hate than love For the life you’ve got and dreaming of (Pre-chorus) Sometimes I see  Georgie Square and a busker mid song Just you and me The empty street and the long way back home (Chorus) If there’s a chance then I’m gonna take it I tell myself I’ve nothing to lose But every time I leave here for something I can help but fall back to you When all I need is one chance at finding my place It’s time to leave downtown cold heart of this space
6.
Real Life 05:07
Verse 1. Pull me in from farthest reaches With an open hand Let me hear your words of peace To make me whole again Taking time reflecting over The years that I’ve spent I always felt invincible With you to shield my head Twilight dances on the water As I put on a front Unravelling within my frame As people just walk on Chorus. If I only I had you A chance to hold onto One last time I swear I’d live up to Give myself up to you Break all ties But this is real life (and it goes to fast) It’s real life But this is real life (and it don’t last) It’s real life Verse 2. The world moves on at such a pace I can barely track Where’s the time gone since the days You always had my back Chemtrails point out to horizons Some place we’ll meet again I pray to God you’ll remember me So we can start again Chorus. If I only I had you A chance to hold onto One last time I swear I’d live up to Give myself up to you Break all ties But this is real life (it’s all too real) It’s real life But this is real life (It’s a spin of the wheel) It’s real life (Repeat Chorus)
7.
(Verse 1) One night I took myself To the place where I come from I walk unrecognised here Where my mistakes go unknown So I hailed a ride to lose it Where the gamblers and thieves roam I was scared as Hell Then you walked right in And laid me to the floor (Pre-chorus) Saw you moving with the look of fire A fire in me turned on You raised me from the wreckage And took me in your arms (Chorus) Follow me You can be what you want Don’t matter where we end up With the Queen of Hearts (Repeat) (Verse 2) Pulled me to the open Said let your worry fall All the mistakes that you’re bearing They make us who we are And the echoes of commotion Were drowned out by your words When you’re facing the brink You can salvage or sink You’re the hand I was waiting for (Pre-chorus) Now I’m moving with the same desire Your fire inside caught on With the city as my witness I took you in my arms (Chorus) Follow me You can be what you want Don’t matter where we end up With the Queen of Hearts (Repeat)
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Vrs. 1 Here I go again Letting myself get too close to the sun and When I get so high, makes me feel alive I forget myself Like bird song brings me happiness You’re guiding me back on to dry land Oh your love is pure toward a heart off course I forget sometimes Pre. 1 At times my words sound like broken records Spinning worn out words of despair Thats when you reach out through the dark Helps me to remember again Chrs. That right from the start You gave me your heart Every time I’d see your face When I’m next to you My spirits in bloom A feeling that I can’t quite place Like when stars collide Like when stars collide Vrs 2. Where do I begin? Trying to decide how you saved me to my friends Life was passing by, I didn’t realise That I needed help Pre 2. These days I look back with a certain fondness The journey and drama that came my way Cause you stood by me in my darkest hours That’s when my outlook changed Chrs. That right from the start You gave me your heart Every time I’d see your face When I’m next to you My spirits in bloom A feeling that I can’t quite place Like when stars collide Like when stars collide

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* Peaked at #8 in Bandcamp WORLDWIDE All Genres Album Sales Charts.
* Peaked at #4 in Bandcamp WORLDWIDE Electronic Album Sales Charts.
* Peaked at #1 in Bandcamp Retrowave Album Sales Charts.
* Peaked at # 9 on iTunes Electronic Album Sales Chart USA.
* Peaked at # 7 on iTunes Electronic Album Sales Chart UK.


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Michael Oakley is back and stronger than ever!! NRW Records is proud to present.... Odyssey. An album that will resonate within your retrosoul and that will revitalize your ears. Michael takes his sophomore album into daring and bold new sonics of synth. Take a step into the unknown and enter the next chapter of Mr. Oakley's story.

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released May 14, 2021

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All tracks written by Michael Oakley & Ollie Wride
With exception of track 1 written by Michael Oakley

Artwork:

Album Cover designed by Arkuma Hiyomoto 
Photography by Jon Simo 

Personnel:

Michael Oakley: lead vocals, synthesizers, drum programming (all tracks)
Ollie Wride: lead vocal (track 2), background vocals (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Dana Jean Phoenix: lead vocal (track 5), background vocals (tracks 4, 5)
Hayley Stewart: background vocals (tracks 3, 5, 7)
John Jagos: guitar (tracks 5, 6, 8), synthesizers (tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 8), percussion (tracks 4, 8), additional vocals (track 8)
Jesse Molloy: saxophone (track 4, 6)
Derek Elliotson: guitars (track 2, 4, 5, 8)
John Kunkel: guitars (track 2, 7)
Tommy Phillips: guitars (track 1)
Lorne MacDougall: bagpipes (track 5)


Technical:

All tracks produced and mixed by Michael Oakley, except (track 3) by Jon Campbell
Additional production & mixing by John Kunkel & Israel Medina (all tracks)
Mastering by Pete Maher (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) & Jon Campbell (track 3)

Software Michael used:  

Ableton 10, Propellerhead Reason 10, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Arturia V Collection, Reveal Sound Spire, Lennar Digital Sylenth1, UVI: Emulation 2 & Darklight, Korg M1, Nexus 3, VPS Avenger, U-he Zebra, Dexed, Roland XV5080, SRX World.

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