Jason launches "the Time Machine" with exclusive content!

A new release has been detected:

Title: Just To Be Where You Are - demo
URL: https://www.allswellrecords.com/just-to-be-where-you-are-demo

This is exciting! Just To Be Where You Are was previously recognized as a demo when they were known as “FKA” but Jason mentions that this was recorded during the NNF era within months of HBAM.

Does anyone remember what FKA was? I thought it was the name of their church group? Anyways, love this song!!

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I seem to recall reading FKA as being “Formerly Known As” and being a church group. Stand, Dance, and those other worship-type songs were said to be a part of it. Perhaps this track never was? Either Jason or Jude Cole once said that Lifehouse had never performed live before touring in support of NNF, so if this song as a live track was floating around then it means it was performed prior to the release and must’ve been under a different name. Maybe he was still performing with a church band at the time he wrote this and HBAM, concurrently with creating NNF? So many questions.

I really like this track. Lyrically it’s alright, but the singing and melody feels very The Edge era Jason:)

A new release has been detected:

Title: Sky Is Falling - Live
URL: https://www.allswellrecords.com/sky-is-falling-live

Last night I was driving and listening to the Ode to Silence CD for the first time in a minute… made me think of the Time Machine Jason’s started up and the lyrics from that song. The chorus goes:
The rain and the tears become one
This doesn’t feel much like living
And I’ll build you a time machine
Do anything to make you happy
And it might be space that you need
If you want me to stay here just ask me

He would’ve written this between 2018 and early 2021, I imagine referencing the same subject as Windows (and perhaps Little Ocean!). Whether it’s his or he’s referring to Bowie (Steve’s child), it made me smile to think that he did build a time machine after all, now in happier circumstances:)

I’m really excited for A Likely Story. I don’t think he’s ever done an album with a single narrative before, but it sounds like he’s contextualizing the ups and downs he’s had over the years that have led to where he is now. Even putting in songs like What Happens Next (the precursor to Whatever It Takes); seems like he’s pulling no punches and holding nothing back, even digging up very very old versions of him (Shadows, J2BWYA) to reflect on. I love when a songwriting career covers two thirds of someone’s life.

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A new release has been detected:

Title: ReWind Wednesday - Sick Cycle Vid Pt II
URL: https://www.allswellrecords.com/rewind-wednesday-sick-cycle-pt-ii

A new release has been detected:

Title: Take Me Away - Live
URL: https://www.allswellrecords.com/take-me-away-live

A new release has been detected:

Title: A Likely Story - Sneak Peek
URL: https://www.allswellrecords.com/a-likely-story-sneak-peek

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This is a pretty one. I get Sufjan Stevens vibes for sure. Some really interesting production moments in the backing vocals and instrumentation, and the cover art is beautiful. I’m quite excited for this group of songs!

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Ohh I like this one. Let me try to get the lyrics here


So tell me something that might be true
No bedtime stories, let me get a real look at you
Cause where I’m standing there’s too many veneers
Too many versions, too many crocodile tears

Said she didn’t do it for the glory
Only did it for the king
Maybe you’re just a person
Yeah, you’re just a human being

Said every day is Sunday morning
And the prophet swore on everything
Said she didn’t do it for the glory
But isn’t that a likely story

So if I take your word with a grain of salt
Please forgive me not saying it’s all your f(ault
But you’ve been acting so strange for a while
A royal welcome walking a (?) mile

Said you didn’t do it for the glory
Only did it for the king
Maybe you’re just a person
Don’t have to be a super being

Said every day is Sunday morning
And the prophet swore on everything
Said she didn’t do it for the glory
But isn’t that a likely story

So tell me something that might be true
No bedtime stories, let me get a real look at you

Chorus

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I think those lyrics are pretty accurate. I think it might be “and the prophets won everything” instead of “swore on” and I think it is “A royal welcome walking a beggar’s mile.” I really like this song :smile: