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about

This song started already some years ago from the layered vocal improvisations you hear in the beginning and in the end. Päivi Pälvimäki then wrote very fitting lyrics. I sing in the lower register which makes it quite dramatic. The orchestral arrangement was a last-minute addition and it ended up working perfectly in my opinion.

lyrics

Step by step
breath by breath
I get closer to a mirror

to realize
and recognize
is so hard after an error

my image twisted
I tried to resist it to the end
but it’s true now
I’m your alter ego

here and now
don’t know how
I’ll be released from your witch trick

but/then one day
come he may
who treats me well and stops the magic

my image twisted
I tried to resist it to the end
but it’s true now
I’m your alter ego
your love persisted
I couldn’t escape it or defend
and it’s true now
I’m your alter ego

credits

from Spaces Between Memories, released May 8, 2015
Composed and arranged by Ville Laaksonen
Lyrics by Päivi Pälvimäki

All voices and instruments by Ville Laaksonen
except violin by Tommi Asplund
Bratislava Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Hernando Rico

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Boy With Strings Helsinki, Finland

Born in Helsinki, the northern capital of cold and cool, Boy With Strings is the musical alter ego of Ville Laaksonen. His powerful and emotional vocals are combined with looped violins, string orchestra, subtle beats and warm ambient synths. His story is a musical fantasy written in the form of ear-catching pop songs, chasing after moments that were not, spaces between memories. ... more

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