dear zarathustra

by canyon counterpoint

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“Dear Zarathustra” is a call to song. It’s an invitation to ancient spirituality and religion. It’s an open love letter to the cosmos.

As the channel deepens, we explore flipping the narrative of the classic 60s girl group refrain of “doolang, doolang, doolang” to sing of feminine fury instead of desire solely for the masculine. “Dear Zarathustra” is an exorcism of old habits and aims to identify rather than obscure.

“Dear Zarathustra” was written by Alex Rose in 2018 and recorded in Eagle Rock, California at Hotel Earth in collaboration with the brilliant Theo Karon.

lyrics

Dear Zarathustra, you cast long shadows.
My goddess electric!
Oh! hear me now: it’s just you and me.
A cause célèbre, an identity, an idea....
Could it be something we run with?
Oh, I’ve been narrating my fears so childishly.
Do you see these things you do to me?
Can we connect our disparate beings?
Can we chase electric dreams?
Right now it’s all cold stone; heat let off in the neolithic ages. It’s an excavation.
Can we make it hot again? Because I am burning to. I am burning to!
And sometimes I yearn for you so hard my heart might pound out of my chest, I might explode.
Do you see these things you do to me?
Flesh: be my mirror, my hot knife through ice cream, crushed by the sound on sound.
Doolang, doolang, doolang

credits

released November 8, 2019
Engineered and mixed by Theo Karon (Hotel Earth)
Written by Alex Rose
Produced by Theo Karon and Alex Rose
Synths, guitars and vocals by Alex Rose
Drums, percussion and tape loop by Theo Karon
Mastered by John Dieterich
And I think Theo and Alex both played the piano on this one <3 <3 <3

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