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Unfathomable

by Sarah Williams White

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1.
Nebula 03:56
When I look into your eyes I see a story beyond our time Other dimensions New stars Like a nebula When I look into your eyes See every difference between you and I So many colours Oh the colours! Like a nebula How how can it be so so How how can it be so so beautiful Just a small piece of you Like a new galaxy to me When I look into your eyes Such a small space to capture time I love to get lost I’m mesmerised when I look into your eyes How how can it be so so How how can it be so so beautiful Just a small piece of you Like a new galaxy to me
2.
Oh! 03:26
Broke my phone today, never felt more connected Lifted my eyes to see everywhere the sun directed. Felt my breath bring me home as the atmosphere enters and exits, Everything starts to sing, with my ear to the ground I can hear it. It’s like… Ohhhhhhhhh If we came to be here from another planet, It would make sense to me because my head doesn’t always get it As if we’re out of place in the splendour of this world’s magic Even the soil is perplexing. Bare feet on the ground I can feel it, like… Ohhhhhhhhh Can you hear it? Can you hear it? Can you hear it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Can you feel it?
3.
Monsters 03:20
I look out at our landscape differently Now I know that there were monsters roaming freely Hippopotamus in Piccadilly Rhinos where I stand That we chased away Hunted and slayed Imprinted on our subconscious Genetically predisposed to seek giants To chase away To hunt and slay We’re living in a era of ecological boredom Inventing challenges to escape our ecological boredom We need the monsters Triumphs and tragedies Yeah we need the monsters To chase away Tell our tales of how we hunted and slayed We need the monsters We need the monsters We need the monsters We need the monsters
4.
Purple sky pink rain Sun sets on me again Feel the fight bursting Crystal prism Show me how I break apart Show me the colours as my love starts Leaving through the dark on a spectrum of light Infrared blood heats I see the beast inside me Break me down so I can push free See battle scars in UV Show me the invisible parts Show me all the waves as my love starts Leaving through the dark on a spectrum of light Free me Let’s leave tonight Disperse my light Break me apart Sick of the dark A new art in the fight to amplify my light Leaving through the dark on a spectrum of light Free me, let’s leave on a spectrum of light Let’s go, spectrum of light I need to see how I break apart Show me every side of me, I want to see it all, Iwant to feel it all I need to be free.
5.
Those Ones 03:16
Testing your patience, wasting your day away Those ones talking at you but won’t stop to listen to what you say. I’m a peaceful soul if they don’t don’t take the piss I got love for them if they don’t don’t show malice Those ones grating your nerves, looking through you like you’ve no soul But begging you for compliments and using you for who you know I’m a peaceful soul if they don’t don’t take the piss I got love for them if they don’t don’t show malice Look right here I’m a sensitive person… …and a peaceful soul if they don’t don’t take the piss I got love for them if they don’t don’t show malice Look right here I’m a sensitive person.
6.
Green 03:09
Green, green The colour of my dreams The shade that I should bleed My primary needs Green, green Life’s garden of weeds Growing wildly Beautifully wildly Green, green Longing for weeds Like cracks grow daisies Strength against the grey concrete Green, green Reminding us What we will all be eventually It all grows back when time is done, when time is done It all grows back without no one, without no one. Green, green Sold to whoever has the means Every slice, every tree Green green How England must have been Once upon a fantasy Green, green Before Jack imported magic beans And tore down nature’s ancient forestry Green, green What the earth will have seen Before we intervened. It all grows back when time is done, when time is done It all grows back without no one, without no one. And so it goes Everlasting.
7.
Greetings 00:39
8.
I’m awake, I can feel the air Yes I feel I feel I stretch through the space between us Yes I feel I can feel Throw my hands up in the air for how I need you Nothing there to compare to how I need you Lost all control, bring my knees to the floor I begged the ghost to bring you Yes I feel I feel Flicker of hope as I brush away the tears Yes I feel I feel Throw my hands up in the air for how I need you Nothing there to compare to how I need you Give into the needing Breathe into the feeling I’m awake I’m healing Now I admit what I am feeling It’s so real. Throw my hands up in the air for how I need you Nothing there to compare to how I need you
9.
364 04:51
Show me some proof of a love without weather Such changes; to love you, to hold you a place in my heart through a heat wave, a shit storm, there seems no predicting it, shade from it / bathe in it, soaking and baking us as we’re approaching it Approaching it… The last day The last day with you here I stay Three-hundred-sixty-four days now one left Another storm over with love unrepressed Three-hundred-sixty-four days now one left Another storm over with love unrepressed. I’ll scream to be heard through this hurricane I won’t let it get in the way Even this year can’t keep me away I’m still here on the last day. Another storm over. Three-hundred-sixty-four days now one left Another storm over with love unrepressed Three-hundred-sixty-four days now one left Another storm over with love unrepressed The last day The last day with you here I stay. I see us passing Passing through Flying colours Graduating you You you you. Here I stay The ultimate test The last day The last day The last day
10.
Unfathomable 03:48
This little mind. My existence is minor Major inferiority complex, To know that we’re so far from the stars. Give me wings I want to see a stretch of infinity. Sit down! How so unfathomable This little mind. When my mumma gave birth was the future written out in my genes? Were there other versions I could be? Every step’s into the future So is it chance in front of me? How so unfathomable Unfathomable. How unfathomable. This little mind. Why does our imagination move quicker to divinity than death? Make up my own when all is unknown. Is this it for real, only one go on this ferris wheel? Shut up! How so unfathomable This little mind. So this universe they say is a beginning to no end Fuck I’m not sure, is there nothing more? What if infinity is tiny and space is just a nucleus, could be! How so unfathomable Unfathomable. How unfathomable. Let’s dream supreme.
11.
Exit Lyra 01:51

about

First Word Records is very pleased to present a brand new full-length album from Sarah Williams White! Emanating from the "hilly fields of Lewisham" in South London, Sarah Williams White is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Her sound is a unique blend of psych-soul, folktronica and experimental synth-pop.

Sarah released her acclaimed debut album 'Of The New World' on First Word in 2015, which was written, produced and performed by Sarah from her home studio, with the assistance of drummer, engineer & husband, Timmy Rickard. Her projects have seen support from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Nemone & Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music), Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2), FIP Radio, Clash & The Guardian, to name a few, and she's toured the UK with Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip and Golden Rules (Lex). There have been additional collaborations with label-mate Quiet Dawn (on the 2021 compilation / EP 'A Family Affair') and with her brother, Paul White - a revered producer in his own right, with credits including Danny Brown and Sudan Archives.

Following a hiatus, Sarah now brings us her sophomore album, 'Unfathomable'. A project that offers up escapism from the mundane, enticing us to connect with our natural planet in this prevalent time, via the eyes of a new mother.

In her words, Sarah states that the album is "about escape. It's about deflating the ego by looking up to the endlessness of outer space, connecting with the greatness of mother nature, and loving how unfathomable the universe and life itself is".

11-tracks in all, including the recent singles 'Nebula', 'Green' and 'Monsters', this opus sees Sarah's buttery lathing of vocals merged with cutting beats and atypical pop sensibilities across the project, again entirely self-produced from home, defining her as one of the UK's most irresistible DIY psych-soul talents.

With a voice reminiscent of Peggy Lee, tapestried harmony akin to Hiatus Kaiyote, beats fit for Little Dragon, and experimental production evocative of Kate Bush, Sarah Williams White's signature genre-defying sound invites us into a world uniquely hers.

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released January 28, 2022

All tracks written, produced and performed by Sarah Williams White
Co-production by Timmy Rickard (Track 2)
Drum Kit engineered and performed by Timmy Rickard (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11)
Percussion by Timmy Rickard (Track 10)
Mixed by Timmy Rickard monosolemusic.com
Mastered by Noel Summerville
Made in South London, England UK

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“Future-facing… wonderfully atmospheric” - Clash
“Absolutely beautiful” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
“New and special” - Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“A shining and soulful sonic odyssey” - The 405

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