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Islands

by LOYA

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    Also included is a Bandcamp-exclusive bonus track (Fantasy by the xx), and digital lyric booklet featuring artwork designed by LOYA, as well as liner notes.
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    Printed on glossy 12" x 18" poster, depicting the "Grief Circles" painting created by LOYA and Islands album title.
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1.
Outlines 02:10
Since I was three I’d blow out candles and wish for wings That sky, that sky seemed so appealing Clouds shaped like cars You and I will never drive We’d pause and take some time To trace the outlines And talk about them  Pink with green and bittersweet Karma in the rain Minutes like a wedding cake We’d spend hours in the grave
 Maybe it’s all for the best I just know I could use some rest But I’ll be there for you Like a distant memory 
2.
Islands 04:14
I’ve been in this dream Where all the air we breathe Turns to smoke Water that we drink Swimming on the brink And we choke Darkness bleeds Into the fabric of my clothes The dream is mine but I know this life is not my own
 I can’t keep climbing I can’t keep climbing I can’t
 How can I display The contents of this space I’m lost in Wash up on the shore I can take this anymore I just hope I’m not forgotten Crashing through the waves Cannot be replaced or gone back to Oh it doesn’t hit the same When we fade away I can’t keep climbing I can’t keep climbing
3.
Every different shape Every color fades Pieces of who I used to be And though the darkness Is consuming  I feel light I feel light  
 And I have nothing left to give Nothing left to give  Nothing left to give  
 The sky grows a little darker tonight Tonight The sky grows a little darker tonight Tonight You’re an angel  I’m your fallen star You’re my angel I’m your fallen star 
4.
Vacancy 02:26
It feels like I met you Somewhere just beyond my memory The pieces that we’re left with Never feel complete 
 And now I’m crumbling to pieces And everything is new Learning to breathe again I’m learning without you Learning without you  Comfort turns to fire All our space begins to shrink Endlessly I’m swimming Circling everything Wish I knew how far to go Til I can give in I’m crumbling to pieces And everything is new Learning to breathe again I’m learning without you I’m crumbling to pieces And everything is new Learning to breathe again I’m learning without you You You
5.
Dying Fire 04:48
Oh I could not reciprocate The gentleness of all your ways Did I try? And I know my heart is large But the winter had its way  Against me Oh the fire fades into the night And we resume our busy lives Our lives Our lives Our lives
 There’s no feeling No feeling I could not adore you anymore Cause war is bred inside this stasis Trading places And I’ve been there myself so I know That it will never go It’ll never go  Oh more than just a premonition I was wishing to be not alone To be not alone Alone There’s no feeling No feeling  The fire dies The fire dies There’s no feeling No feeling  The fire dies The fire dies
6.
Eclipse 04:24
Fear and loneliness Swimming through our seas Captivate and mesmerize my whole Being and deity Tearing at the walls That were keeping me safe And now I find I spend more time Dissolving things than building them Baby I know I’ve been lost On the other side Of the moon And I can’t always be here But I’ll always be your friend Sorry for the way I disappear But I’ll see you again
7.
Renew 04:23
The insides burn A hand of ashes touch my soul Familiar Things I used to know
 Where is the home that sheltered me? Where’s the place that I would sleep? The streets where I would dream? Lost to fires of complacency I don’t recognize you anymore Anymore Anymore The world that you and I Used to know is gone Decay in time And never to return Where is the home that sheltered me? Where’s the place that I would sleep? The streets where I would dream? Lost to fires of complacency
8.
For the desired effect, would you come back August or June (June) And I hate that tomorrow's December, this collision came mid bloom Better built to resume I'll see you August, see you June I'm building higher than I can see I want fantasy Don't rest with the less I'm burning to impress It's deep in the middle of me I can be fantasy

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Almost four years later, LOYA returns with an ethereal journey to process loss and fear.

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released February 4, 2022

All music by Nathan "Naja" Johnson
Guest vocals on Track 2 courtesy of Skylar Ophelia

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LOYA Minneapolis, Minnesota

A unique voice that takes you on an abstract journey through ambient sound and hypnotic beats.

LOYA is the experimental music project of Nathan "Naja" Johnson.

"Islands" out everywhere February 4th 2022.
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