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Music Man

from Ucow by Stead



A red car whose flames shades to grey
four bags, a bunch of regrets
a piano, a drum and a guitar
and the baton is passed to the kids

and don't you find it's fine?
don't you see that's more than what you fight for?
or is it not?

the music man is sweeping the floor
mumbling a song to forget
the music man now is closing the door

Then years go by rush after rush
it is always that matter of time
big plans get trapped in the eyes
and in the strains of a self-painted crown

and don't you find it's alright?
don't you see that's all you could have died for ...
and all you've been through?

the music man is waving goodbye
quickly he's packing the car
the music man now is driving back home

and he still sings ... na na na na na …

So here is the story you will miss
here comes the man you turned down
with everything you broke apart
and now I give it back to you fixed
and whole


from Ucow, released December 8, 2018
Stead, Ucow © Fbm, 2018

mastered by alex gordon (abbey road studios) in london (uk)
mixed by jeff knowler (jak sound) in london (uk) *
produced by stefano antoci d’agostino and giuliano dottori
* “ej, outsize wingspan” engineered by andreas laudwein
all lyrics and music written by stefano antoci d‘agostino
album concept, artwork, photos & videos by ivan louis laremi
drawings by jasmine de gobbi

recorded at home deptford, london (uk) by stefano antoci d’agostino and at jacuzi studio, milan / la porcilaia studio, cupramontana (it) by giuliano dottori **

stefano antoci d'agostino: voice, guitars, piano, organ, drums, percussions, harmonica, programming, background vocals and a few more things // giuliano dottori: synth, bass, drums, programming, keys, percussions, additional guitars and some other stuff // francesco saverio gliozzi: cello // additional background vocals on most songs by Andrea Rodini

** bass on “riverlike” + akai, additional gtr on “pledge” recorded/performed by marco tiberini in malmoe, se // beat programming on “pledge” recorded & performed by massimiliano galli in dublin, irl // background vocals on “mirrors” recorded & performed by julia a. noack in berlin, de // bass, drums, programming on “ej, outsize wingspan” recorded & performed by andreas laudwein in leipzig, de


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A rough mixture of Nu-Folk, Lo-Fi Pop, Indie Rock and uncomfortable meanings ... in "a bunch of songs that, born all around the world, show a very international flavour" (Rolling Stone)

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