The Evil Is Leaving

by Matt Johnston

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    Pre-order of The Evil Is Leaving. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Buy The Evil Is Leaving and you'll get a lot more than just the five songs. You'll also get...
    - A digital lyric file attached to each song so (if your player supports it) the lyrics will be displayed as the song plays, for your own viewing pleasure and/or a clumsy karaoke experience.
    - Liner notes - which are all weird-lookin' because they're designed to be printed out on A4 paper and folded up.
    - A series of commentary tracks for each song. I talk about the background for the songs and the record in general, the writing and recording process, and whatever else pops into my head.
    - A twenty minute live performance video in my kitchen.
    - And a big high-res version of the cover art.
    ... more
    releases February 28, 2013

      £4 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Most music is bought electronically these days, and that's cool, but some people still like to have something physical.

    This home-made packaging is made with recyclable materials and contains the CD and liner notes. Bang the CD in your computer and you'll find a tonne of bonus materials, including an overly long series of commentary tracks for each song and a twenty minute live performance video. All of this will *also* be available for immediate download after you buy the record too!

    Hopefully you'll enjoy The Evil Is Leaving and find the hand-crafted packaging and bonus materials are worth the extra pennies.

    Matt x

    Includes digital pre-order of The Evil Is Leaving. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases February 28, 2013
    item ships out within 3 days
    edition of 250 

      £7 GBP or more 

     

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04:56
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3.
Weak After All
4.
Microscope
5.
The Light That Drives You On

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releases February 28, 2013

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Matt Johnston Glasgow, UK

That's a photograph of me up there. I write songs, I busk and I play shows around Glasgow. It's a glamorous life.

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Track Name: Love Song
It's not hard to write a love song, but it's hard to make them cry.
It's not hard to play the guitar, but it's hard to make it sound alright.
It's not hard to sing a melody, but it's hard to tell the truth.
It's not hard to stand up on a stage, so that's all I ever do.

It's not hard to find a lover, but it's hard to find the love.
It's not hard to get her number, but it's hard to get in touch.
It's not hard to say the 'l' word, but it's hard to tell the truth.
It's not hard do this over and over again, so that's all I ever do.

It's not hard to live in dreams, but it's hard to chase one down.
It's not hard to do something later, but it's hard to do something now.
It's not hard to take and to take and to take, but it's hard to give.
It's not hard to die, but it's hard to live.
Track Name: An Insect Like Me
Oh, my girl, don't say nothing to me about love.
I'm still caught in this butterfly net of yours.
One day soon you will pick me out
and you'll pin me down on the page,
and that is the thought that keeps me beating my wings.

Oh, my my – what's this beautiful thing I see?
A face like sunshine, lights a fire inside of me.
One day soon I will find myself a soul who's gonna love me for me,
and that is the thought that keeps me beating my wings.

No butterfly net can hold an insect like me.

And one day soon, I'm sure,
nature's overture is going to teach me to sing.
And that is the thought that keeps me beating my wings.

No butterfly net can hold an insect like me.