I'm Never Really Here

by darvid thor

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On his debut mini-album, ​I’m Never Really Here​, ​darvid thor (The Cactus Channel, Frida, Karate Boogaloo) explores what it’s like to make music alone. After playing and writing in bands for over a decade, ​I’m Never Really Here is darvid’s first solo venture, and it finds real solace in the solitary.

These songs might seem just dreamy on first listen, with their meandering guitar lines and warm, woozy synthesisers, Thor’s voice at turns a light falsetto and a warm tenor but ​I’m Never Really Here handles material that’s sometimes heavy with a light touch. At times anxious and quietly anguished, tender and candid, these are songs about a growing-up, a breakup, and everything in between. There are traces of Darvid’s soul influences and undergrad jazz degree here, but most present are the wide array of indie and alternative acts that have been influencing his singing, playing, and production: catchy and understatedly complex, these songs both sparkle and stutter.

Darvid recorded ​I’m Never Really Here ​alone in his bedroom — but for some drum/percussion help from Cactus Channel bandmate Hudson Whitlock on lead single ​“Rest of Your Life” and drum production from housemate Max Dowling (Yelderbert, Tetrahedra) on ​“overgrown” — over the course of a year or so. Having spent most of his musical career as an integral member of The Cactus Channel and Frida, Thor saw a solo project as an exhilarating, if daunting opportunity to learn more about himself, as a musician and as a person.

His sweet melancholy of jangly guitars and warbled synthesizers have afforded support from ​Beach Fossils​, ​Danger Mouse​, ​Double J​, ​Triple J Unearthed and ​Indie Shuffle, to name a few. Live, Darvid expands his setup to a four-piece band including Lewis Coleman, Levi Heeringa & Hugh Rabinovici.

credits

released March 1, 2019

All songs written, recorded and performed by Darvid Thor @ HOUSESOS
Drums on "Rest of Your Life" by Hudson Whitlock
Drum production on "overgrown" by Yelderbert

Mixed by Henry Jenkins & Darvid Thor
Mastered by Max Dowling
Cover photo by Izzie Austin
Layout by Daniel Sutton & Darvid Thor

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darvid thor Melbourne, Australia

bedroom project for Melbourne musician Darvid Thor (The Cactus Channel, Frida, Karate Boogaloo).

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Track Name: Do It Again
I do it again
And nothing can stop me now
I go unafraid
As they stay idle to themselves

I made it for me
But you’re all I see
I feel unsure
How’s this?

Sitting here
Stuck in my head again
I’m over it
Let go

I do it again
Only the best
I do it again

Sit boy wonder
While the others
Hide
I know better
Sit with pride

I made it for me
But you’re all I see
I feel unsure
How’s this?

Sitting here
Stuck in my head again
I’m over it
Let go

I made it for me
But this time I don’t care
What you declare
Ah ah ah ah ah

I do it again
Do it again
Nothing is final
I go unafraid
Track Name: Rest of Your Life
INTRO
Tell him how you are, are
Are you going too far?

V1
Lonely for the moment
Wait here knowing
Don’t say sorry
For the thunder
I’ll see you home
Never alone

CHORUS
Anywhere, anytime
You’ve got the rest of your life

V2
Make the most
Of your jailhouse
Don’t rock the boat
Leave your troubles
In their padded world
You’ll be back home
Brave and strong

CHORUS
Anywhere, anytime
You’ve got the rest of your life
Track Name: Get Out
I wish I could find your gaze
Stuck inside, rotate
Leave the noise for suchi
Claiming that they knew me
Turn me into sushi
And let the waves go through me
Sometimes I’m tiny
Tuck me into bed and let me find the words

I’ve got to get out
So I can find you
Try to reach out
Go back to the start
I’ve got to get out
So I can find you
Try to reach out
And find

I won’t give you up
We know, don’t take ourselves away

You reminded me again
Of what it was back then
Am I insane
Or is the world beside me
No longer spinning
When your face was spiralling
Put me down gently
I’m losing energy exponentially
Save me from myself

Aaaaahhhhh
Everywhere we go
Turning inside out
See you through the mask
Turning it around
Ahhhhh

Reach over to me now Ahhhh
I want to be
Outside

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