"Constant Traveller" was the result of the Zero to Single project - in which, with the help of Patrons, Amelia composed, arranged, recorded, and released an original song in 30 days.
Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLCJhydagsU
LYRICS: Touch down in the middle of nowhere Travelled 2,000 miles just to get there Nobody sat at home, worried Waiting up for me
Tell the date by the city I'm playing When to sleep all depends where I'm staying Curse the dawn with a new or an old friend Every now and then
People pass on the street There's always someone to meet And friends calling me up on the phone There just ain't no way to be lonely when you’re not alone
The trail of anonymous places Mapped hard in the lines on our faces We raise a glass in a toast to what’s come to be Freedom's monotony
Between singing the blues And long nights with cheap booze I make family wherever I roam There just ain't no way to be homesick when you've got no home
No time for routine Every day a new scene I tell you this life ain’t so bad There just ain’t no way for you to miss something you never had I say, there just ain't no way for me to miss something I never had
© 2020 Amelia Ray
Amelia Ray – vocal, acoustic guitar Brad Bennett – slide guitar Howard Mayberry – drums Ted Gould III – bass
Produced by Amelia Ray Mixed and mastered by Yaron Fuchs
Constant Traveller 3:370:00/3:37
Here's Where The Story Ends
In honour of the 30th anniversary of The Sundays’ Reading, Writing and Arithmetic album, singer-songwriter Amelia Ray releases a dream pop ballad version of “Here’s Where the Story Ends,” gently lamenting a love gone bad. Ray sings lines such as “But the only thing I ever really wanted to say was wrong” with the the broken-hearted desperation of someone who has realised a relationship’s futility.
Click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGlOMnQlyVc
The video was filmed in one, continuous shot, take. Ray spent two days in Antwerp under the tutelage of Laura Laura Productions learning to draw, and showed great improvement in rendering both The Eiffel Tower and facial profiles recognisable. Time proved to be her enemy, though, and as the task of drawing at the speed of the song took precedence over technique, her style quickly morphed from Cuyp to Picasso.
For $9.99, the song will also come bundled with a limited-edition, numbered, signed postcard print featuring original artwork by Amelia Ray from the book created in the video. The artwork was drawn in real time during the filming of the video. Only 125 postcards will be printed. Free shipping! Order here: https://ameliaray.net/product/565900
Composed/Written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler
released February 14, 2020 Amelia Ray: vocals, guitars, sampling Mixed by Amelia Ray Mastered by CloudBounce
Why No Dream
(Amelia Ray's electronic music project's debut EP)
Welcome to the world of Powder Pop, where neither your ego nor your white pantsuit need be checked at the door; where Kratfwerk, King Britt, Bauhaus and Bacharach meet for martinis and discuss a mutual admiration of Twiggy.
Why No Dream is an electronic music project birthed in the underground clubs of Madrid for those who normally eschew dance music, preferring to lazily bop their heads to the beat while holding up the wall. The era of dancing without sweating has returned.
Cités, the first EP from Why No Dream, ponders the sounds places seem to possess and emit, and comprises five three-and-a-half minute songs that were entirely composed, performed and recorded using only samples and sounds available in GarageBand for iPad. The samples were carefully matched and layered to create five unique compositions with complex beats and rich melodic patterns.
Composed, arranged, performed, recorded and mixed by Amelia Ray Mastered by Jesse Skeens at Medway Studios Album artwork by PES Album design by Einat Amir
Release date: 06 Sep 2018
Lover Lover Lover
Amelia Ray and Jake Wood
Amelia Ray and Jake Wood pay homage to the great Leonard Cohen. "He wanted reggaeton. She wanted 'Master Blaster (Jammin')'. Theirs was a world of negotiation." spoken in movie trailer voice
Released November 20, 2016 Amelia Ray: vocals, bass, keys, guitar, ukulele Jake Wood: vocals, drums, ukulele, shaker, cowbell Mixed by Jake Wood
Stitched Up!! The Songs of Toy Love Revisited
20-track CD celebrating the songs of New Zealand punk/New Wave pioneers Toy Love, who were fronted by the great Chris Knox.
Green Walls 2:360:00/2:36
If I… If I... If I… The Songs of Squeeze Revisited
50-track, 4-CD album covering the first four Squeeze records - “Squeeze,” “Cool For Cats,” “Argybargy,” and “East Side Story” - in their entirety and in their original track sequence.
Remember What 5:070:00/5:07
Take Refuge In Pleasure: The Songs of Roxy Music Revisited
The Deluxe & Delightful Edition of Take Refuge In Pleasure: The Songs of Roxy Music Revisited features 42 imaginative and diverse covers on 3 CDs.
Amelia Ray: vocals, guitars, drum and synth programming, bass ("Heavy"), Irish whistle ("Heavy") Mari-José Estivariz: Bass, E-bow bass ("To Be the Thing You Forgot") Jorge Pérez: Drums Alejandro Nieva: Saxaphone ("To Be the Thing You Forgot") David Starlight: Vocals ("Cigarettes and Coffee", "Heavy") Yoshi: Rap ("Blackberry")
Recorded and mixed by Amelia Ray at Out of 3 Sigma Studios, Madrid. Mastered by Steve Turnidge at Ultra Violet Studios, Seattle
Songs written, composed and arranged by Amelia Ray (Annabel Is Her Mother Today/ASCAP), except "Cigarettes and Coffee", (J. Butler, J. Walker, E. Thomas/Maxine Music Inc.) and "Blackberry" (Amelia Ray, Bertrand Giroguy/Annabel Is Her Mother Today/ASCAP)
©2008 Amelia Ray. All rights reserved.