Hearts Grow Dull

by Blush Response

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Łabandzi Śpiew "From the very first moments, you can notice both, the delicate or even drowsy vocal of Douglas and very determined, noisy guitars. >Blasphemy< misleads a bit with its slow pace and great usage of silence as just after this one, way faster music takes the stage with >Cruel< and other songs" ENGLISH: bit.ly/2GsZUdv Favorite track: Blasphemy.
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deedowise I love every track on this album! Dream pop and shoegaze done right imo :) Favorite track: Drive.
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Krissy VanderWoude I absolutely cannot get enough of this breathtaking album. Every song pulls me in and they have the ability to melt and break my heart, simultaneously. I love everything about this album, from start to finish. Musically, melodically, lyrically it has me swooning! A truly brilliant work of art. This is not only in my top releases of 2018, but will remain a forever favorite that I will continue to listen to for years to come.
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d o o l e y beautiful record from start to finish.. an instant add to my favorite albums of 2018 Favorite track: Drive.
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philip locke Beautiful shoegaze/dream-pop. There are multiple moments on this album that consistently give me chills. Blush Response are consistently wonderful. Favorite track: Safe and Sound.
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hippohelper Simply put, my album of 2018. World class shoegaze, fantastic production Favorite track: Blasphemy.
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credits

released April 4, 2018

Written and recorded by Alister Douglas

Bass on Cruel by Emily Retsas
Additional guitar on Cruel by Brodie J Brümmer
Additional harmony arrangement on Cruel by Louise O'Reilly

Mastered by Simon Struthers at Forensic Audio

'Rita 1', oil on canvas, Cesar Biojo, 2013

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Blush Response Adelaide, Australia

Blush Response was born out of the conflicting desire to combine catchy pop songs with the ear-splitting sound of speakers tearing themselves apart.

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Track Name: Blasphemy
When you’re alone
Trouble sleeping
Planted seeds begin to grow
Pretty soon they will take hold

You force a smile
Though it kills you
To put their minds at ease
You’re so eager to please

What you want
You’d never ask of me
Because what you want
You feel is blasphemy

Dying light
Keep on dreaming
Don’t be afraid to let me know
What you’ve been thinking

What you want
You’d never ask of me
Because what you want
You feel is blasphemy
Track Name: Cruel
I’ve seen it in your eyes
You don’t want me to be here
Your smile twists in time
I wish that I could have seen it

I didn’t know you had it in you
It’s not like you
I didn’t know you had it in you
But you do – you can be cruel

You’ll find me half alive
Colour draining from my face
You’ve got half a mind
To call me one of your mistakes

I didn’t know you had it in you
It’s not like you
I didn’t know you had it in you
But you do – you can be cruel

I’m just a way to waste your time
Forever blinded to the signs

I didn’t know you had it in you
It’s not like you
I didn’t know you had it in you
But you do – you can be cruel
Track Name: Fall Apart
Keep a level head
Like the horizon
Your broken record mind’s
Always spinning out of time

In time you’ll come to see
There’s no bright light waiting

Keep her close
For fear she’ll fall apart again
You came so close to losing it all

It’s always on your mind
That hollow silence
You’ll do all that you can
To never hear that sound again

There’s nothing you can say
That will make it go away

Keep her close
For fear she’ll fall apart again if you don’t
No one knows how far there is to fall
Or just how close you came to losing it all
Track Name: Horizon
Half awake
I heard you speak
So many words
Just out of reach

I always stayed
Wilfully blind
I hope it was hard
When it came time

I promise I will find you
No matter what horizon
You’re hiding behind

You kept me close
Quick to believe
A sleight of hand
Too slight to see

All the things
You took from me
My steady hand
My will to breathe

I promise I will find you
No matter what horizon
You’re hiding behind
Track Name: Hearts Grow Dull
City lights and state lines
Blurring fast in my eyes
With each passing hour, god knows I try
To keep your smile fixed in my mind

But this is more than I can bear
Distance makes the heart grow dull

Static hum and dead air
Breathing slows, are you there?
And I can’t believe the things you said
All your wounded words tumble through my head

But this is more than I can bear
Distance makes the heart grow dull
Track Name: Without You
The ground is soft and cold
Feel the breeze
As the leaves fall on your face
Like your breathe hangs in the air
You’ll be gone
When the seasons fall away

Feel like you’re losing time
So afraid
Always looking for a sign
Can I close my eyes in the dark
And wake up where you are?

Can I move without leaving my room?
We’ll find out soon
Because it’s harder to leave
When I’m without you
Track Name: Still Life
The still life we’re in
Blurs into one
It’s so nice to feel you close
Colours run

And you will fade from view
And I will reach to find you

Sunrise – so bright
Where have you been?
You and I always try
To flee the scene

And you will fade from view
And I will reach to find you
Track Name: Drive
You were in the back seat
Counting lights that line the road
As they flash through your window
Like a dim lethargic strobe

The radio spits static
Trying to find a familiar sound
But we keep it on for comfort
To drown the silence out

It’s a long drive home
And I don’t know where this road goes

My eyes are getting heavy
As I squint into the rain
I curse myself for breathing
And waking you again

It’s a long drive home
And I don’t know where this road goes

And you say that I am absent
I’m asleep behind the wheel
And we’ve never known each other
And I guess we never will

It’s a long drive home
And I don’t know where this road goes
Track Name: The Week That Never Was
The sun is at your window
But your blinds make sure that he don’t
Wake you up, disturb your slumber
So you stay safe under the covers

It was the week that never was
They were the days that we both lost
Chasing shadows from the corners of your room

In this small room you will stay hidden
You’ve built your tomb, let no one in
Here you’ll sleep through the seasons
They waste their breath
You’re way past reason

It was the week that never was
They were the days that we both lost
Chasing shadows from the corners of your room

If you won’t speak, I will do the taking
If you won’t leave, I will lock myself in
If you won’t wake, I’ll watch over you
Track Name: Safe and Sound
You tried to warn me
Like the autumn skies turn grey
You were fading
Winter seemed so far away

I should have been there
To stay your restless mind
My dreams so vivid
While your memories unwind

When your feet next touch the ground
You’ll be safe and sound
In a place you will call home
In a place you’ll come to loathe

They always said that
We were stitched together
I never noticed
You were picking at the seams

When your feet next touch the ground
You’ll be safe and sound
In a place you will call home
In a place you’ll come to loathe

When your feet next touch the ground
You’ll be safe and sound
Half a world away
But I love you all the same

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