Pictures of You

by The Alpacas

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Andrew
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Andrew Strikingly friendly pop music with complex and rich folk instrumental composition. Insistently familiar melodies, like someone at a party you've met but don't remember their name. It's well-judged music, finding a nice rhythm between deeper instrumental, almost orchestral, and simple acoustic backing, and the singer's voice manages to be unassuming but distinctive as the centerpiece. Most of the album is unchallenging, but has consistent and quality hooks. Why I'm on bandcamp. Favorite track: Pictures of You.
mayfield4
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mayfield4 So I just checked out this album because it was on the new and noteworthy section and wow, was I glad I did. The band sounds both familiar and fresh at same time. They have the youthful enthusiasm of young artists but at the same time i felt like they were channeling the rolling stones and Bob Dylan. ...and as a special bonus for me, the lead singer reminds me of David Ford, one of my all time favorite singer/songwriters. I look forward to next one!!! Favorite track: Keep Moving.
Stossy Reid
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Stossy Reid I love Indie Pop but sometimes, those arrangements with minimum instruments make me feel that something is missing.
This album, Pictures of You / The Alpacas satisfies me with elegant stringed instruments like guitars, banjo, mandolin, ukulele and violin on beautiful melodies and cheerful rhythms.
In spite of those rich arrangements, all of the songs are filled with DIY spirits.
Besides, how nice is the cover photo!
Conclusion : The perfect album for me. Favorite track: These Train Tracks.
mark_mac
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mark_mac So yeah... I'm kinda new to bandcamp, so I decided go use the discovery page for the first time. Scrolling down I saw various genes ranging from metal to classical, I see the Pictures Of You album art and decide to give it a listen. Firrst of all the opening song blew my expectations out of the water, I loved it, I was very surprised with how individual it sounded. Following this various mellow, intricately designed musical stories full of different tones and emotions played song after song. Furthermore the lead singers accent adds a soft roughness to the track, completing it and rounding off each track. I'm looking forward to later works !!!! Favorite track: Remember.
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You take your side of the track and I'll take mine See which one of us can walk longer in a straight line And leave the world behind; oh leave our silly, worldly worries behind Follow these old train tracks to us in another time Wooh, while there's still time to escape it While we're still young and unafraid. Don't look behind, don't look inside You'll understand why when we get there And leave the world behind; oh leave our silly, worldly worries behind Follow these old train tracks to us in another time Wooh, while there's still time to escape it While we're still young and unafraid Don't look behind, don't look inside You'll understand why when we get there Wooh, while there's still time to escape it While we're still young and unafraid. Don't look behind, don't look inside You'll understand why when we get there Don't look behind, don't look inside You'll understand why when we get there Don't look behind, don't look inside You'll understand why when we get there
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TAKE ALL MY LOVES - Lyrics by W Shakespeare, Music by by Andrei Ionescu O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head, Which have no correspondence with true sight; Or, if they have, where is my judgment fled, That censures falsely what they see aright? Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all: What hast thou then (my love) more than thou hadst before? No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call— All mine was thine before thou hast this more. How can it? O! how can Love's eye be true, That is so vexed with watching and with tears? No marvel then, though I mistake my view; The sun itself sees not, till heaven clears. Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all: What hast thou then (my love) more than thou hast before? No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call— All mine was thine before thou hast this more. O cunning Love! with tears thou keep'st me blind, Lest eyes well-seeing thy foul faults should find.
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I learned once, I learned twice Love takes sacrifice Through the years, And the tears I know.. They're starting to show, they're starting to show little steps and little regrets little did I know they're starting to show, starting to show From You, who taught me laughter I learned once, I learned twice And though it took some sacrifice to do, I learned once, I learned twice My life is complete You're the one I wanted to meet I'm in love twice a day and I get to say that Every day Knowing you And every single thing that you do, My spirit grows (inside, inside, outside) And I love you, I love you From You, who taught me friendship I learned once, I learned twice And though it took some sacrifice to do, I learned once, I learned twice I learned once, I learned twice Love takes sacrifice
4.
What would you say now if you had Just one single thing to add, Would you remind me of our past Or dream away into the future? Would your voice be low or high In rhythm of a lullaby, Would you look me in the eye Or hold my hand and trust I’m knowing you? For what it’s worth, I miss you dearly. In pictures of you I lose my mind In pictures of you I’m lost in time And pictures of us, they tell immortal tales of love Love, love (pictures of you) What if we were a fantasy, A dream of you, a dream of me Divided by a breeze of sea Lost ourselves in a world of confusion? Would you scream out for my name Praying that the earth will tame The wind that’s blowing us away, Stopping us, stopping us from who we are? For what it’s worth, I love you dearly (and I said) I’d just like to know How you made my soul grow Days go by, and I try to see myself Through your eyes of love, love, love In pictures of you I lose myself In pictures of you I’m someone else And pictures of us, they tell immortal tales of love Love, love So sing it higher now Sing our story now Bring me to your love, love, love, love, love Sing it to me now What if this was all a dream, Would you dream away Would you dream away with me? What if this was all a dream (parapapam) What if this was all a dream, Would you dream away? Would you dream away with me?
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Don’t fall asleep Don’t fall asleep, cause I might miss you And if you do, you might miss me too We could stay up all night, share a daydream Instead of a night dream that won’t count Let’s stare at the moon, through the window See how our whispers get real loud Follow the stars in their journey Tonight the sky is forgiven of clouds Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out. Let’s read a book, or a story, or a letter that is close to your heart Let’s take a look in my grandpa’s toolbox, Build a radio from old broken parts Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out. Don’t fall asleep, I won’t let you Don’t want you missing that one shooting star. Don’t fall asleep, how about this Let’s plan a journey somewhere new, somewhere far Tell me about your childhood, what’s the name if the first boy you liked And did you also think that shadow have a life of their own in the dark, Don’t fall asleep, cause you might just miss out Uuuuu uuuu cause you might just miss out
6.
Night Sky 03:08
Waking up, it is still dark, dreaming of that day again, far away from here, expectations, unclear. Looking through one window, no stars, no moon, not tonight. Where are you, where are you now? Are you too staring at the sky? Can you hear me, calling out loud your name? Wonder how long, it will take to meet again. Far away from here, far away. Expectations, unclear. I'm wondering where are you, where are you now? Are you too staring at the sky? Wonder how long, it will take to meet again. Can you hear me, calling out loud your name? But I know someday, our paths will cross again.
7.
What do I do with the scent of you in my room? It's been driving me crazy since you left that afternoon I have chocolate vanilla ice cream melting in my mind It's been making me sing and smile and I'm inclined to have you once again 'Cause I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl (and I'm singing) I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl I open the window but your lovely smell stays in my head I change the sheets, again and again I can't get you out of my bed, can't get you out of my head (and I said): I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl (and I'm singing) I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl I open the window but your lovely smell stays in my head I change the sheets, again and again I can't get you out of my bed, can't get you out of my head (and I said): I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl (and I'm singing, yeah!) I miss you girl, I miss you girl Please come back to me I miss you girl, I miss you girl
8.
Remember 04:21
Remember the song I wrote for you The one you said made you fall in love That day Remember the first time we held hands Our little secret on a London avenue That day Do you remember any of our dreams Just like children we would spread our wings And fly And how our goodbyes would take forever And how our hellos would light up the whole earth And sky If you remember, what does that mean? What does that mean to you, What does it mean? What does it mean to you, if you remember, What does that mean to you What does it mean? What about the glory We promised ourselves when we became as one And how would you tell our story If god himself would ask? Remember when we had to part But then we said love will find a way Some day What does that mean to you What does that mean to you now What does it mean What does it mean to you now, If you remember What does it mean to you, What does it mean?
9.
Keep Moving 03:36
Here you are standing again on the road You're looking where to go You might be walking in circles again The skyline, it is lost Running from deamons that won't go away They will not get away Rambling forever, don't know where you're leading But out there, out of here And it's been a long road, still can't see the end But the clouds will fade, the starts will rise You will see your treasure come to light Waiting for something, won't come by itself Keep Moving, don't lose your pace Failing and learning, there's no other way But growing with every step. And it's been a long road, still can't see the end But the clouds will fade, the starts will rise You will see your treasure come to light
10.
Run Away 03:34
I'm not asking anything from you I'm way to shy But when I do get something from you, Like a smile, or a wink of an eye I want to steal you and run away with you, ignore real time Cause we both seem lost in this real time in which the other people like to hide behind I would like to get to know you If you let me try And when I feel that it's the right time, I would open my heart and tell you Why I want to steal you and run away with you, ignore real time Cause we both seem lost in this real time in which the other people like to hide behind Cause we both seem lost in this real time in which the other people like to hide behind

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'Pictures of You' is the debut album of London based band The Alpacas.
Each of the 10 songs on the album is story-driven, progressive and rich in melodies.

Artwork: Portraits from 'The Bear' project by Yiannis Katsaris

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released February 7, 2019

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The Alpacas are a London based multi-national indie pop band. Their music is lyrics driven, melodic, each song having a story and a personal feel.

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