Project Description

You Are Electric

You Are Electric EP features retro-electro remixes of the Mountain King album track – You Are Electric, a b-side The Ocean and a cover of New Order’s Age of Consent.

The You Are Electric EP was mastered by German engineer, Robin Schmidt (OMD, Two Door Cinema Club).

The album Mountain King is symphonic journey of retro-synthpop and lush, dreamy, reflective indie-pop.

Music

BANDCAMP
SPOTIFY
APPLE MUSIC
AMAZON
DEEZER
TIDAL
SOUNDCLOUD

Video

For this video, I wanted to create a Kraftwerk style performance and parody my gesticulations from the Space Cowboy clip. So I set the camera up on the tripod in front of a green screen and recorded five ad lib takes. From this, I cut together the performance and created the motion graphics in After Effects.

CREDITS
Photography, editing and post-production by Craig Simmons.

Reviews

Lyrics

There will be times
With everything I must do
And my impossible dream
You burn so bright
You are electric
You electrify me

The speed of light
With every moment you bring
And every colour I see
We beat in time
Because you are electric
You electrify me

Electrify you
Electricity
In everything you do
The power in your hands
The power to begin
Your energy radiates
This power on my skin

You’ve seen the signs
And all the troubles I face
And my recurring theme
You shine so bright
You are electric
You electrify me

The northern lights
And my turbulent sky
And the gods I must please
We will ignite
Because you are electric
You electrify me

Regenerating new
Electricity
In everything you do
The power in your hands
Healing to begin
The energy, radiation
Pouring from your skin

The end of night
With every bird that can sing
And the sound of the sea
You burn so bright
You are electric
You electrify me

You are electric
You electrify me…

Riptide
Dragging my side
Drawing me into the ocean
Nine lives
Cheating my time
Nothing is free of the ocean

Catching all the sea spray in the air
Feeling the power, the ocean
And your despair
Riding every wave as it breaks down
Pulling you under and turning you
Inside-out

Sunlight
Catching my eyes
Blinding me into the ocean
Deep blue
Soaking me through
Absorbing me into the ocean

Each tide
The cycle of life
Counting me into the ocean
This time
I’ll swim at your side
And follow you into the ocean
I’ll follow you into the ocean

Info

Chronology: Single 1 from Mountain King album
Released (Digital): 19 July 2013
Labels: Hark Records / Space March Pty Ltd
Production: Track 1 remixed by Space March
Track 2 is a cover version of an early New Order song
Track 3 is a previously unreleased song
Track 4 remixed by nickelPUNK at www.nickelpunk.com
Track 5 also appears on the album – Mountain King
All tracks performed and produced by Craig Simmons.
All tracks written by Craig Simmons except Track 2.
Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering.
Cover design by Craig Simmons.