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Date: 22.10.2016

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So many lovely NEW things:

My New Album Precious Ruby:

https://astridnorth.lnk.to/PreciousRuby

Plattenladenwoche Konzerte:

24.10 Frankfurt Cd´s am Goethehaus: 18Uhr

27.10 Magdeburg Hot rats records: 18Uhr

29.10 Karlsruhe Musikhaus Schlaile: 13Uhr

…and I´m Still working on my New Website…

….coming soon…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Montag 12.12.2016

Berlin

 - Bar jeder Vernunft

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  • Lightning

    like a puppet on a string
    even a little pull can be
    like a needle in my heart
    so small no one else can see
    you say it´s my sensitivity
    i say i´m human
    you say don´t take it personally
    i don´t understand this negativity

    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened
    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened

    please don´t look at me that way
    it takes enough to stand up straight
    a constant wondering
    shouldn´t beautiful bells ring
    each step i make
    each breath i take
    i falter almost fall
    but still in the storm i see
    the stillness of it all

    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened
    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened

    In the middle of the ocean i wonder inside
    can i trust you
    can i love myself
    i miss my baby
    she cries the tears i cry
    Will i be there
    so i’m asking
    for moments of stillness
    in myself when lightning breaks

    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened
    i feel like i´m one step away from lightning
    i know i´m lucky but i´m frightened

  • THURSDAY

    even if i
    find all the treasures of the world
    there´d be something missing
    I´d be a lie
    if i would tell you i am feeling fine
    cause there´s that thing
    I cannot put my finger on
    there´s that thing
    it´s pointing at me like a gun

    oh it seems
    like the ultimate
    cause inbetween
    knows the depths of

    these beaten paths
    are for beaten souls
    these beaten paths
    don´t want to let go
    no,no,no
    standing too still
    i feel my body and my mind
    sharing their starvation
    i´ll move to drum aside
    its useless pointing is in fact too high
    cause there´s that thing
    i cannot put my finger on
    cause there´s that thing
    i´m pointing at myself come on

    these beaten paths
    are for beaten souls
    these beaten paths
    don´t want to let go
    no,no,no

    oh it seems
    like the ultimate
    these beaten paths
    are for beaten souls
    these beaten paths
    don´t want to let go
    no,no,no

  • honda

     

    i got a case of sweet nothings
    it´s perfect cause it keeps me wantin’
    too bad i really love but one
    i glad sometimes think about some
    not for ever
    just for now
    lovin’ can be sweet somehow
    beautiful nothings
    take my hand
    you keep me stumblin’
    beautiful nothings
    take this ride
    cause we got something
    yes I guess I notice the twist
    in my tummy there is something I miss
    i´d be damned if I would give it away
    i´d be damned if I should let it stay
    comes and goes like rain and sun
    i´m for sure I´ve got the one
    beautiful nothings
    take my hand
    you keep me stumblin’
    beautiful nothings
    take this ride
    cause we got something
    a look/my man
    it took /he can
    for you/release
    undoing /my ease
    what comes
    and stays
    in kingdoms
    for days
    will go with me to sow his relief
    my style/his smile/his eyes
    he´s mine
    beautiful nothings
    take my hand
    you keep me stumbling’
    beautiful nothings
    take this ride
    cause we got something

     

     

  • love

     

    take me back
    back in time
    to the day
    i was blind
    easy was having sweet lovin`
    wakin’ up
    day by day
    after love crawled away
    had to see
    sweetness don´t stay

    and if love don´t make me happy
    go ´head and make me sad
    if love don´t make me lucky
    i´m happy love was there

    if love don´t make me happy
    go´head and make me sad
    if love don´t make me lucky
    i´m happy i have had

    love

    love

    love
    it´s hard to see
    how it goes
    i believe
    love is bold
    makes me high
    makes me feel wonderful
    but then a turn
    soon it hits
    around the curve hurts exist
    knew before
    could not resist

    if love don´t make me happy
    go ´head and make me sad
    if love don´t make me lucky
    i´m happy love was there

    if love don´t make me happy
    go´head and make me sad
    if love don´t make me lucky
    i´m happy i have had

    love

    love

    love

     

     

    i will not stop
    wanting love
    eventhough it hurts
    and over and over with open arms
    i´ll take you in
    if you touch my heart
    love

    love

    love

     

     

  • wishbone

     

    a lonely tree
    passing by i hear a whistle
    a bumblebee
    sings to me about its nickel
    up to the top
    i make the story stop
    and the leaves turn into thistles
    i keep moving on
    it won´t be long
    until i finally find my wishbone
    i wish i had faith
    but do i see today
    i wish i had peace
    but i´m still angry at hate

    now a lonely me
    climbing to the top i whistle
    i can´t believe
    i see a little piece of my wishbone
    not far away
    and i can hear it say
    when you jump
    don´t try to hold on

    i wish i had faith
    but do i see today
    i wish i had peace
    but i´m still angry at hate
    it´s like a tidalwave
    of something great
    that´s coming from my wishbone
    i wish i had time
    cause only time will tell

    i wish i had shoes
    that could take the weight
    i wish i had love
    but i´m angry at hate
    i need a pillow to rest my bones
    i need a blanket so i won´t feel cold
    i wish i could swim in the ocean
    and climb every mountain high
    i wish i had wings
    so i could guide
    cause when i jump
    i´m jumping inside

    now i´m at the crown
    i don´t look down
    i gotta make my wish/before i reach the ground
    i can fly without my wings on

    i wish i had faith
    but do i see today
    i wish i had peace
    but i´m still angry at hate
    it´s like a tidalwave
    of something great
    that´s coming from my wishbone
    i wish i had time
    cause only time will tell
    i wish i had faith
    so i could see tomorrow
    i wish i had food
    so i could end the sorrow

    it´s like a tidalwave
    of something great
    that´s coming from my wishbone
    i wish i had time
    i wish i had courage
    i wish i had
    freedom

  • Impossibilities

     

    i´ve been thinking  ´bout
    the things you said
    how you see yourself and it
    sounded like somebody else
    i did not say what i felt
    but a journey into a past time
    brings back memories
    i know not yours but mine
    what´s going on with you
    i remember
    always the joyous one
    between the both of us two

    wishes held too tightly
    can not roam free
    sadness held too mighty
    will not be relieved
    i´m loosing you
    i´m loosing you
    to impossibilities
    i´m loosing you
    i´m loosing you
    to something i can´t see
    all i wanna do is hold your hand
    and never have to let it go
    how can i explain
    what i think i know
    my thoughts are left to blame
    cause a journey into a past time
    brings back memories
    and leaves the now behind
    where has your You run to
    i remember
    always the joyous one
    between the both of us two

    wishes held too tightly
    can not roam free
    sadness held too mighty
    will not be relieved
    i´m loosing you
    i´m loosing you
    to impossibilities
    i´m loosing you
    i´m loosing you
    to something i can´t see

     

  • how beautiful you are

    what you think
    I ain´t got an eye on my baby
    what you see
    is what i get delightfully
    why you ask
    what i´m gonna do with you
    it´s alright with me
    actually
    where i stand
    let me know cause i´m am lovin’
    your holy land
    i see you and i´m

    oh, juicy like a peach
    fresh from the tree
    i´ll be
    juicy like a peach
    fresh from the tree
    i´ll be

    sexycrazy
    how beautiful you are
    i see you and i´m oh sexycrazy yeah
    how beatiful you are
    i see you and i´m oh

    what i feel
    when i´m feelin all up on ya
    i want to find everything
    i´m so
    what you think
    whats gone happen when we leave this here
    suited light
    how you feel
    let me know cause i am lovin’ your sexappeal
    tell me is it cause of all of your mama´s milk
    healthy strong
    can´t be wrong
    all for me

    sexycrazy yeah
    how beautiful you are
    i see you actin´oh sexycrazy
    how beautiful you are
    i see you and i´m oh sexycrazy yeah
    how beautiful you are
    i see you and i´m oh sexycrazy
    how beautiful you are

    oh, juicy like a peach
    fresh from the tree i´ll be
    juicy like a preach fresh from the tree
    yeah
    oh juicy like a peach
    fresh from the tree
    juicy like a peach fresh from the tree
    only i know what i feel
    my eyes are able to reveal
    that watching you does amplify
    my body, soul my hearts desires

    how you feel
    let me know
    cause i am lovin´your sexappeal
    tell me is it cause of all of your mama´s milk
    healthy strong
    can´t be wrong
    all for me

  • Twang

    I seen it happen here
    There was a car parked beside me today
    I heard a man say
    If you scream i´m gonna break your neck lady

    Help me/ i´m on fire
    i need some water
    to put me out
    help me/ i cannot falter
    cause if i do i´m gonna
    if i do he´s gonna
    if i do we´re gonna make me burn

    i did not know i
    could turn into water
    i did not know i could be that way
    what if he has a gun
    what if i simply run
    what if i turn into water and pray

    help me/ i´m on fire
    i need some water
    to put me out
    help me /i cannot falter
    cause if i do i´m gonna
    if i do he´s gonna
    if i do we´re gonna make me burn

    all of my days i´ve been rockin’ my heals off

    all of my time i´ve been playing the sideline

    all of my days i´ve been rockin’ my heals off
    come another wind/ to blow me off again
    all of my time i´ve been playing the sideline
    help me up my friend /help me not miss the top

    what kinda clothes you wear
    if you are over there
    no importance at all
    it´s just a moments dare
    would you care
    to change your state
    it could be a long fall

    why must you catch your fall
    what is your catch at all
    questions you know
    i know your time is rare
    but the answers won´t open
    every closed door

    all of my days i´ve been rockin’ my heals off

    all of my time i´ve been playing the sideline

    all of my days i´ve been rockin’ my heals off
    come another wind/ to blow me off again
    all of my time i´ve been playing the sideline
    come on over friend /help me back on this rock

    Oh, i´m climbing higher

  • WHENEVER

     

    i hear  ’em laughing
    i see  ’em smiling
    that tree to climb on
    my rollerskates don´t fit
    the house is built high
    there might be snakes underneath
    you watch out, you be careful you hear
    memories before my mind
    a child always wonders why
    things are the way they are
    who makes the rules
    they come and go
    always carrying a surprise

    i wonder why

    who makes the rules
    they come and go

    i wonder why

    oh, whenever i start to cry
    i miss it so inside
    i gotta let it go sometimes
    whenever i oh, whenever i start to cry
    just let me sit for a while

    storytelling!

    oh, whenever i start to cry
    i miss it so inside
    i gotta let it go sometimes
    whenever i oh, whenever i start to cry
    just let me sit for a while

     

     

  • Dither

     

    I scratched my head
    I broke my back
    I ´ve worn my feet
    I´ve been under attack
    some time has passed
    some days have gone
    then a feeling came
    stumbling I caught my fall
     
    it´s like the pledge
    on constant edge
    i ride upon
    what i carry on
    sorrows have come
    sorrows have hurt
    but here´s for you
    my heart in disperse
     

    my only wish
    i do recall
    is to hold you so tight
    you´ll never fall
    and my only hope
    i have to give
    is to let go in my heart
    so  you can live
    your life

     
    it´s like the toast
    you make with devils
    it´s like the feel
    they´re mighty clever
    it´s like the aching in a woman´s heart
    the fear of peril when we are apart
     

    my only wish
    i do recall
    is to hold you so tight
    you´ll never fall
    and my only hope
    i have to give
    is to let go in my heart
    so  you can live
    your life
     

    i´m waitin’
    i´m  breakin’
    i´m mostly overachin’
    surroundin’
    is poundin’
    for…
    ….saken
    i´m shakin’
    completely overtaken
    believin’
    receivin’
    joy

    you´re like the sun
    you shine forever
    you´re like the rain
    you´re mighty clever
    you are my morning
    when i rise you shine
    you are my world
    in a smaller size

    my only wish
    i do recall
    is to hold you so tight
    you´ll never fall
    and my only hope
    i have to give
    is to let go in my heart
    so  you can live
    your life

    cause lovely angels
    waitin’
    swayin’
    for my lovely angel
    layin’
    fadin’ oh,
    my lovely angels
    swayin’
    waitin’
    my lovely angel

     

     

North

Official "about" written by Agatha Olkiewicz (ger)

NORTH

Wenn am 20. Juli ihr Solo-Debütalbum “North” auf den Markt kommt, eröffnet sich für Sängerin und Songwriterin Astrid North das nächste Kapitel ihrer Geschichte, ihrer Suche und ihrer Reise. “North” ist ein persönliches, unverfälschtes und hinreißend kantiges Werk geworden: Berauschende, griffige Songs und Astrid Norths Stimme als zentrale Kraft voller Emotionen.Gerade weil Astrid North mit ihren vor Leben und Lebenshunger strotzenden Geschichten noch viel mehr ist, als nur eine wunderschöne Stimme, schreitet sie absolut zu Recht auf Solo-Wegen. Astrid North erzeugt mit ihren selbstgeschriebenen Songs Bilder im Kopf und legt dem Hörer Melodien und Sounds ins Ohr, denen man sich nicht entziehen kann. Mal sanft, mal wütend, mal fordernd und dann wieder leuchtend wie ein Nordstern. Und so macht sie das Publikum zu ihren Gefährten auf einer Reise, die zwar als Titel eine Himmelsrichtung trägt, aber universell das Herz berührt.

Die Kindheit verbrachte Astrid North mit Reisen zwischen ihrer Geburtsstadt Berlin und der Familie in Houston, USA, was ihre künstlerische Entwicklung entscheidend beeinflusste. Die Erinnerungen an viel Musik, Wohnzimmer-Battles mit Cousins und Cousinen im Singen und Tanzen und natürlich auch die beeindruckende Kulisse zweier pulsierender Städte führten Astrid North zur Musik und in der Schule zur ersten eigenen Band. Aber es dauerte noch bis zum Jahre 1992, ehe ihre Karriere ernsthafte Züge annahm. Astrid North traf auf Bela Brauckmann und Peter Hinderthuer und gründete mit ihnen die Band Cultured Pearls. Ihre Songs “Tic Toc” und “Sugar Honey” wurden zu Radio-Hits und eroberten auch die Verkaufscharts. Die Band machte sich live einen Namen und begeisterte über Jahre das Publikum im ganzen Land. Doch der Ruf nach eigenen Wegen und einem individuellen Sound, der ihre Persönlichkeit, ihre Träume und Gedanken reflektierte, führte Astrid 2004 zum Aufbruch zu ihrer ganz eigenen Suche. Die Sängerin fand viele kreative Wegbegleiter – ob in New York, in Berlin oder in Portugal, Astrid nahm sich die Zeit zu experimentieren, sich selbst und ihre Stimme wieder zu spüren. Ein Durchatmen, ein Erwachen, ein (Wieder-) Entdecken ihrer Stärken – auch wenn dies bei den Aufnahmen bedeutete, eine Vollendung der Songs zuzulassen: “Das ganze Album ist eine große Herausforderung für mich gewesen. Das Gefühl nochmal und nochmal aufnehmen zu wollen, in der Hoffnung, dass es besser wird, war dauerhaft mein Begleiter. Irgendetwas habe ich immer gefunden” erzählt Astrid und fügt lachend hinzu: “Wenn mir meine Partner nicht gesagt hätten ‘So,…Astrid….besser wird’s nicht!’, wäre ich immer noch am aufnehmen.”

Zu den Gefährten, die “North” inhaltlich mitprägten, gehören Robert Philipp, der mit Astrid in Portugal an Songs schrieb, der New Yorker Camus Celli und Thimo Sander sowie Beat Halberschmidt und Tilman Hopf, mit denen sie dann gemeinsam das Album produzierte. Doch es ist Astrid Norths Leidenschaft und Entschlossenheit, die Soundgrenzen weiter zu stecken und auch Risiken einzugehen, die das Album so authentisch und kraftvoll klingen lassen. “Dieses Album ist ein Befreiungsschlag (von) der ewigen Selbstkritik. Komisch im digitalen Zeitalter sowas zu sagen, aber ich war sehr gerührt, als ich mein Album endlich in den Händen hielt. Das Album gibt mir besonders viel Kraft.” Mit Songs wie “Twang”, “Honda” oder “Thursday” präsentiert sie ungewöhnliche Brüche und Klangfarben, bringt dichte, satte Beats zu Gitarren und immer wieder Wendungen in ihren Geschichten. Ein Album wie ein Road-Movie, das die hellen Momente zeigt, ebenso wie die dunklen Seiten der Reise. “North” ist anrührend und eindringlich, Balladen wie “Lightning” oder “Impossibilities” setzen auf Minimalismus, der seine Wirkung nicht verfehlt. “Der Impuls bei den meisten Liedern, kommt aus dem Bedürfnis, das eigene Gefühl zu bebildern. Worte finden, die einen Zustand beschreiben und sie dann zum Leben erwecken. Wenn sich mir vor lauter Emotionen der Hals zuschnürt, ist das darüber schreiben, meine Form der Therapie. Mein Ventil. Dann fließen die Worte ganz einfach.”

Astrid North präsentiert ein Album voller Atmosphäre, mal rau, mal intim, mal sanft und immer faszinierend. So wird die Reise der Astrid North ein Ereignis, das man miterlebt haben muss… Dieser Leidenschaft will man sich nicht entziehen.

***Juni 2012







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