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Wiaca

by SUNDAYS

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Ben I checked out this album thanks to Spectrum Pulse’s high praise. I am glad I did, this is beautiful folk with a strong grasp of melody and hooks, with subtle, warm, and enriching melodies. Favorite track: Shade of the Pines.
Owen W
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Owen W From the opening notes, I knew this was something special. The instrumentation is lush without being overpowering, easy to fall into like your favorite pillow. Usually the vocals are my sticking point with most indie folk, but Magnus somehow rockets right past that reservation. This album feels like drinking a glass of lemonade on a breezy summer day. Favorite track: Passengers Choir.
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Johnny Krejlgaard I was at Amagerbio and Sundays were playing before 10cc and the really are a fresh air of sensitive and well played. I'm very glad that I could listen to your performance! Favorite track: Passengers Choir.
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1.
Are we here tonight? 
I see you change in the shade of the pines
 We’ll go a little bit deeper this time - around
 There’s no lung that can carry the pace When every hour keeps running away

 And we bathe in bloom I see your face in the shape of the moon When we’ll go under I’ll reach for the truth – and say;
 When I fall will you carry me name And carve it onto the back of this train Taking us further and further away

 Don’t say you’re going to save me 
Save me, save me 
You’re not always going to save me 
Save me, save..

 So I ache my love
 For a song I can slip through your drapes
 And you would open and call out my name – so high 
I’ll be swept off the beach in your eyes
 And we’ll be back in the shade of the pines
 But they’re getting harder and harder to find Don’t say you’re going to save me
 Save me, save me 
You’re not always going to save me
 Save me, save me
 Don’t say you’re going to save me
 Save me, save me I know you’re going to save me Are we here tonight? 
I see you change in the shade of the pines
 Let’s go a little bit deeper this time
2.
A road is just a trail of rocks, Showing where all others thought to go And a door is just a way to think, It’s nothing more than human links you know Well I understand what’s up and down, What’s back and forth, and all around me now But the joke’s on you if you believe That the more you own, the more you leave behind Cause there’s got to be a way There’s got to be a way for us Well the weekend shouldn’t have to be The beacon of your hopes and dreams, my friend Do you even know how many years You’ve spent on feeding all your fears for them? The roof, the floor, the walls in there Is nothing but a box of air and dust Man you’re a passenger of modern guilt, A scavenger of mother’s milk and trust So let the trumpets sound, Let the sunset drown, Let the Sundays count Cause there’s got to be a way There’s got to be a way for us

3.
Turn 03:35
In the middle of a million suns, A got this feeling you could be the one But every time I try to be your man, You're burning up inside my hand You always told me life is bittersweet, I wanna show you all the bits I need There's no tomorrow when the taste is wrong, You shouldn't follow when I'm gone, gone, gone I thought there's a way I thought there's a way to turn it off I thought there's a way, There's a way to stop my hunger I peel these feathers off these broken wings, We said forever and the pain it brings But there's a punch in every time you say; It's taking longer than it takes I turn around and face the man I am, He's trying everything to reach my hand But there's a calling from the day above, The sky is ready as I take, take, take As I take, take, take off I thought there's a way I thought there's a way to turn it off I thought there's a way, There's a way to stop my hunger So close I can taste it So close, I don't wanna waste it So close, I'll never change it Well I know that I ain't going home I thought there's a way I thought there's a way to turn it off I thought there's a way, There's a way to stop my hunger
4.
Avalanche 04:51
Well these days I’m like a maze, where you can’t get in All I need is a trace to catch the wind But spare me crumbs for the day I’m getting out And if that day ever comes I’ll shake the grounds Cause some say I’m like a hurricane I’ll move you if you’re in my way and vanish in the clouds But I feel more like an avalanche Leaving you no time or chance of ever getting out Well I dreamt that I fell into your web, and stuck around But now I’m hanging by a thread, and it’s a long way down Some say I’m like a hurricane I’ll move you if you’re in my way and vanish in the clouds But I feel more like an avalanche Leaving you no time or chance of ever getting out
And I know the earthquake’s here any second now To drag me to the underground where I am never found And then it’s a moment like the apocalypse You don’t know what you’re gonna miss, until you’re left without Singing ah ah ah ah Ah ah ah ah Some say I’m like a hurricane…
5.
Make way or make yourself, Fit the spacing on the shelf
 is no one home? 
Shades of dust between our lips, Can’t you taste that I’m blown to bits? 
is no one home? 
Final words on final steps, 
Push me further no regrets 
Well the twilight gets a say.. 

Let it shine the way for us, 
Any time of day 
Pull us by the traces to where we ran away 
Let’s rest upon the branches, We thought were dead and gone 
Now it’s clear that the answers Were there all along 

I don’t want these afternoon wakes 

Great this morning like a son, 
Praise this coast we’re sliding on 
is no one home? 
Every trace I leave behind, 
Leads me back to all the times 
You saw me run away

 ‘Cause I’m more like you, 
 And you are more like me
 You think you want the truth, 
 But the truth is not for free
 Let’s rest upon the branches, We thought were dead and gone 
Now it’s clear that the answers Were there all along
 I don’t want these afternoon wakes

 Let’s get this evening on the run, 
 And leave our demons in the sun, 
Let’s find the meaning to go on 
Say yes 
Let’s wake this morning up to life, 
And eat our hunger bite for bite, 
And keep our promise of the night 
Say yes 

I don’t want these afternoon wakes

6.
Fireman 03:47
Timeless garden
 Show me where to make my marking No one wants to be forgotten In this day and age 
A homeward fever Hits me as I’m falling deeper Into where no color reaches
 Shine a light in this storm
 And follow it home

 My fireman
 Never loose your fire dance
 All this letting go has left you on your own And everybody knows; 
 You’re burning up the world as you go A lost empire 
Burning from within this fire
 Time is just a god gone higher than we want to go 
Oh righteous creature Time has been a violent teacher 
Can’t you see how bright I need you? 
Shine a light in this storm
 And follow it home 
My fireman… You’re burning up the world as you go again 
Wasting all your time and sense, 
All this letting go has left you on your own And everybody knows; 
 You’re burning up the world as you go 
My bedside man
 Never loose your red wine dance 
All this letting go…
 You’re burning up the world as you go
7.
Rush 04:02
Did you call me in the dead of night? With your heart up in your throat to fight About all the times you never tried, And hang up for the morning light

 Did you hold it dear, our wonderland? 
Where the coast is clear and nothing is planned 
Like a ghost you sit and watch your hand, 
As it slowly fades out with the man you know
 ‘Cause you’ve got to let him go Was it everything you said you wanted?
 Was it everything you thought we would be?
 ‘Cause the only thing that makes you stronger,
 Are the cuts that make you bleed
 And you can blame it on a million reasons, 
Why so much of us remain untouched
 Well we all need something to believe in, 
 As our bodies seek the rush 

Was the aim too high or shot too low? 
Did the rain wash off the bullets glow? 
 Guess we’ll never find out, never know, 
If we ever really left the hole?
 Well the earth is warm and the sky is sick, 
 When this curse is gone, then let us dig up 
All the worst, the best 
And kick off all the dirt that keeps us to the ground 
And go another round? 

A real love 
 Can you find a real love?
 Well it’s got to be the real love, But you keep running from me
8.
You never saw it coming, 
 You never heard the curtain call 
 I went out on my own, 
 And bowed before them all
 You told me your secrets, 
 And I showed to the key to mine
 Shaped like a question mark, 
 Colliding with the sky
 The past and the future, 
This vacuum we are in between 
Is where I tell you that no one
 Will ever solve this scene 
And we both feel the river, 
 Dividing us to either shore
 It cuts like a razor blade As we sing though the storm

 Whenever there’s time 
Whenever there’s time for me 
Whenever there’s time
 Whenever there’s time for me 

I must have thrown a thousand, 
 I must have thrown a thousand stones
 To build myself an island, 
A place to call my own
 And I guess I stopped counting, 
 When I couldn’t see you anymore
 So now I’m throwing stepping stones, 
 To carry me home
 The past and the future,
 This vacuum we are in between 
Is where I tell you that no one
 Will ever solve this scene
 And we both feel the river, 
Dividing us to either shore 
It cuts like a razor blade As we sing though the storm

 Whenever there’s time
 Whenever there’s time for me
 Whenever there’s time
 Whenever there’s time for me

9.
Romans 05:17
All of these sycamore trees, 
 Rising high over me
 Growing slower than bones, 
Knowing all they should know 
Time will be, time will tell, 
If they leave where they fell 
I guess the romans would say, 
 Nothing will grow in one day 
All the best things you see, 
 They don’t come effortlessly 
So put your back into what’s
 Keeping you locked and shut 
My heart is like a drum skin, 
I beat it every time I feel alone 
But every time the song ends, 
 I wake up to the silence of my soul

 Please be my fountain of sighs, 
 Be my mountain to climb
 Be my tower to hold, 
All my power, my throne
 I’ll be your echo to keep 
Be your meadow to weep 

My heart is like a drum skin, 
 I beat it every time I feel alone
 But every time the song ends, 
I wake up to the silence of my soul 
If you keep marching for that something That no one ever really could control
 It’s a monumental longing
 That goes around what comes around, you know

 You can shade the light or never shine at all 
You can break a leg or never take the fall
 You can change your ways for all to see, 
 Or race yourself eternally
 The night is young 
The fire’s burning tall

 Well, my heart is like a drum skin, 
I beat it every time I feel alone
 But every time the song ends, 
 I wake up to the silence of my soul 
If you keep marching for that something That no one ever really could control
I t’s a monumental longing 
That goes around what comes around, you know


10.
I don’t know how I got here
 But it must have been a long way, a long way 
I don’t know how I got here
 But it must have been a long way, to this light of day
 I don’t know how I got here
 But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way 
I don’t know how I got here
 But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way 

Call me a man, call me a child, call me a liar
 Call me a chance, call me a try, call me a fighter
 Call me an oak, call me a stroke, call me anything
 But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name

 I don’t know how I got here
 But it must have been a long way, to this light of day 
I don’t know how I got here
 But I must have had a ton to say, to talk this way
 I don’t know how I got here
 But it feels like an earthquake took me all the way 
I don’t know how I got here 
But I’m inside a tidal wave, where there’s no escape

 Call me a man, call me a child, call me a liar
 Call me a chance, call me a try, call me a fighter 
Call me an oak, call me a stroke, call me anything
 But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name
 Call me a fool, call me a bliss, call me a river
 Call me a jewel, call me a fist, call me a shiver 
Call me a foe, call me a friend, call me anything But don’t call me Jesus no, ‘cause that’s not my name 
 And I finally think it’s all okay
 I finally think I’m on my way It’s time to push away this blame, And call me by my father’s name 
I finally think it’s all okay
 I finally think I’m on my way
 It’s time to push away this shame, And call me by my mother’s name

about

Toward the end of a memorable year, neo-folk pop group SUNDAYS release their first album; an album that revolves around inner life and expectations from one’s surroundings, ten songs of memories and longings are evoked. ‘W i a c a’ is the sound of a band finding itself.

The journey // From its very first single to the final release – ‘W i a c a’ has been created through the course of an entire year. The songs have been captured and produced between tours, from the most important to the most obscure stages in the country, including an international baptism of fire in both Norway and Canada.

The process has matured both band and album, respectively, says front figure and songwriter, Magnus Jacobsen:

“We were still a quite ’young’ band on the verge of grasping and capturing a new sound, when we released our first EP in 2017. We simply decided to release the songs as we discovered various stages, along our way towards the album.”

Meanwhile, the five singles have been in rotation on the Danish Broadcasting Network’s channel 4 (P4) and achieved airplay in the UK, Australia, USA, and Canada. The journey will be completed on January 25th 2019, when ‘W i a c a’ is released by Celebration Records.

The Songs // The songs on the album are intensely driven by the sensibilities of pop. Yet, the songs also draw on a personal desire for storytelling known from folk and singer/songwriter traditions, and the nerve in Magnus Jacobsen’s voice that is clearly rooted in rock.

’W i a c a’ is an acronym for ’Where It All Comes Alive’. All the songs have a drive toward awakening and visibility– whether it be a desire to accept your life and personal history, or to examine the darker sides of your personality.

“Magnus has an almost uncanny sense of dynamics in the things he writes”, says guitarist Victor Ovesen, and adds: ‘I think he might possibly be one of the best songwriters Denmark has to offer at the moment.”

The Sound // On ‘W i a c a’, the voice and guitars are placed in a landscape of synth, strings, and vocal harmonies. By encapsuling the intimacy and presence of folk in seamless arrangements, ‘W i a c a’ gathers the warmth of different genre expressions. In many respects with thanks to album producer, Mads Björn.

Mads Björn has worked with artists such as TV2, Teitur, and Lis Sørensen along with label colleagues In Memoirs. The collaboration with Mads Björn has been vital for the band’s articulation and expansion of a sound, that is uniquely its own. Bass player and backing vocalist, Marie Linander Henriksen says: “Mads has a special ability to unfold Magnus’ songs and make them larger and deeper than we could have imagined, and that is truly a gift for a band.”

Magnus adds: “From once being a solo project that emerged from my bedroom, ‘W i a c a’ is now an exploration of what Victor, Marie, Morten, and I can achieve as a unity and we are immensely proud of the result.”

The Artwork // Like every single, the album’s artwork is built on abstract graphical works by drummer, Morten Falk Overgaard.

“I wanted to create an expression that was noticeable yet still open to interpretation. All my works, digital and analogue alike, are rooted in physical textures and an immediate approach to the use of materials. The band’s spherical yet down-to-Earth sound has clearly defined the artwork,” he explains.

credits

released January 25, 2019

Music & lyrics by: Magnus Jacobsen


SUNDAYS are: 

Magnus Jacobsen - vocals, acoustic guitar

Morten Falk Overgaard - drums, backing vocals

Marie Linander Henriksen - bass, backing vocals

Victor Ovesen - guitar, piano, backing vocals



Additional Musicians:

Mads Björn - synth
, bass, guitar, banjo
Frederik Flach - keys
, synth
Scott Westh - trumpet

Taylor Rae Jensen - cello


Produced by: Mads Björn

Mix by: Mads Björn 

Master by: Kristian Gadegaard

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SUNDAYS Copenhagen, Denmark

Sundays is a new spark from the Danish underground scene, centering North Jutlandic Magnus Jacobsen on vocals and guitar.

Intensity, melody and nerve are the keystones which manifests in the young songwriters universe, and with a live setup involving vast amounts of backing harmonics in an organic instrumentation, this is exactly what the spectator can expect.
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