Shadows

by Empty Files

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The compact disc comes in a lovely digipack and 20 pages booklet with artwork by Rebeka Arce. printed on 300gsm stock with a 3-panel layout

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  • Digipack CD + Tote
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This bundle includes the Shadows CD + Empty Files Black Tote bag

    Empty Files and EF logo white print on a black tote
    Designed by Rebeka Arce

    Can be carried by hand or over the shoulder
    100% cotton - 140gsm
    Handle length: 67 cm
    Dimensions: 38x42 cm
    Capacity: 10 litres

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  • Digipack CD + Dark Grey Tee
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    TEE - EMPTY FILES DESIGN PRINTED ON THE FRONT AND EF LOGO PRINTED ON THE BOTTOM LEFT. SUPER SOFT AND COMFORTABLE 100% COTTON

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1.
This is the story that I've never told A feeling I should've never known This is the story that I've never told A feeling that should've been forgotten I'm digging deep into your thoughts And now I know What's coming on So please let me go So please let me go I've been your lover but you beg for more A feeling I should've never known I'm still digging into your thoughts And now I know What's coming on So please let me go This is the story that I've never told A feeling I should've never known This is the story that I've never told A feeling I should've never known I'm digging deep into your thoughts I'm digging deep into your thoughts So please let me go Oh please (Please) So please let me go Oh please Please This is the story that I've never told A feeling I should've never known I'm digging deep into your thoughts I'm digging deep into your thoughts
2.
Dark 04:05
now you can take it all after all is said and done let me pray for you i will show you what you'll do i will take my place after we become undone if we can't stay will you come? i stay down on my knees you can take me all i stay down on my knees why do you feel so hollow? it's a hard pill for you to swallow why do you feel so hollow? it's a hard pill for you to swallow i'm feeling trapped into your dreams i'm getting high and breathe i'm syncing alone these beats i'm setting up this empty speech we can turn it off now that we gotta go we can turn it off now i stay down on my knees you can take me all i stay down on my knees get away from me somehow feeling it somehow tonight
3.
Shadows 04:29
I'm drowning in these shadows And there's no light I can follow High hopes all gone What have I become? Things have never been so swell Someone save me from this hell I'm not ready to leave this place I'm not ready to leave Shadows Shadows Shadows Shadows I really need to breathe again Find somewhere to belong Just somewhere to belong Nails scratching at the door Chills run down my spine Down my core I'm not ready to leave this place I'm not ready to leave I'm not ready to leave this place I'm not ready to leave Shadows Shadows Shadows Shadows I'm drowning in these shadows And there's no light I can follow I'm drowning in these shadows And there's no light I can follow (I'm drowning in these shadows) And there's no light I can follow (I'm drowning in these shadows) And there's no light I can follow (I'm drowning in these shadows) (I'm drowning in these shadows) Let it all come down I need to start anew Let it all come down for me and you Let it all come down I need to start anew I need a chance to start anew Let it all come down I need to start anew Let it all come down for me and you Let it all come down I need to start anew I need a chance to start anew
4.
Fire Tongue 04:52
i was on fire in my kitchen i was on fire with you always on fire with you
5.
Nobody 04:34 video
you know how i feel just wanna get something real inside of me inside of me my hands are covered in fear now is all crystal clear inside of me inside of me and now… love is gone i’m right where I belong i gonna loose control i can´t feel myself out of this cage nobody is gonna help me nobody is gonna help me now
6.
Get Up 03:59 video
Time is an illusion When you're lost in space A mistaken conclusion That you'll have to face Keep your head up Find something better Don't waste your time 'Cause you won't live forever Are you gonna get up now? Are you gonna get up now? I won't play your game It hurts so bad When you try to remember 'Cause life used to be Just a little more tender Yeah, life used to be Just little more tender Keep your head up Find something better Don't waste your time 'Cause you won't live forever You won't live forever Are you gonna get up now? Are you gonna get up now? I won't play your game Keep your head up Keep your head up Keep your head up 'Cause you won't live forever Keep your head up Find something better Don't waste your time 'Cause you won't live forever Are you gonna get up now? Are you gonna get up now?
7.
Observers 03:58
digital stem cells to fix your thoughts you think you know what you need but you just forgot your daily routine is as sad as it seems but there's a gleam in your eye because we're close to july thought control across the nation we don't need no education forget your freedom, let it sink let life spin let them win i got a feeling now our dreams are broken they stole our pride our heart is frozen they say life's a game we play where nobody knows what to do or say they stole our pride our heart is frozen forget your freedom, let it sink let life spin let them win digital stem cells to fix thoughts forget your freedom digital stem cells to fix thoughts let life spin let them win thought control across the nation spreading like radiation let life spin let them win they are watching you they are observing you they are using you they are controlling you they are protecting you they are persecuting you they are manipulating you they are penetrating you they are satisfying you they are lying to you just fucking frightening you they are erasing you
8.
Hollows 03:36
at some point I felt good in that place but i still think it was an illusion that will never come back we are a shining light in deep space we are a sigh under water we are so fragile now i know everybody is gone i drift along the shadows i start to slightly disappear and ai will wander through the hollows everyone is gone everybody is gone now everybody is gone now everyone is gone everybody is gone now everybody is gone now now you know everyone is gone every single one is gone now is gone now everyone is gone everybody is gone now everybody is gone now everyone is gone
9.
now i can hear the noises screaming across the line some drowning voices that keeps me locked inside now the sky is falling and begging to survive the only way out is crawling and leave it all behind there is a place where we can hide there is a place where we can shine where there’s no heaven and there’s no pride there is a place there is a place
10.
(instrumental)

about

"Empty Files debut album 'Shadows' is a shining accomplishment of how genres like electronic, experimental, industrial and rock can fuse into something truly beautiful as well as memorable. As a whole, the album is balanced, beautifully produced and extremely memorable. You will find yourself coming back to this album again and again.

The album starts off with a really strong track, 'One Step Out', which does an excellent job for setting the stage for what you are in store for with the album as a whole. Atmospheric, balanced and rhythmic; this song will have moving along as it surrounds you with sonic layers of electronic and rock. When it ends and you catch your breath, you'll be hooked and ready for more.

A true example of balance is the song, Hollows, which starts out somewhat chaotic, but is then brought to order as the song builds slowly. Layer after layer, sound after sound the song builds to a beautiful crescendo just past the half-way point.

I found it hard to pick favourite songs on this album because each song has something to love. There is the title track itself, Get Up, Fire Tongue, which is a truly surprising change-up that you will love and then there is the song Observers. If you asked me in this moment of time, all of these are my current favourites.

If you're a fan of electronic, experimental, industrial or rock you owe it to yourself to check out Shadows by Empty Files. Fans of groups like David Bowie, Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails or Skinny Puppy will feel right at home here."

- Jesse Rosenbaum (Audio Disclosure)

credits

released March 2, 2018

written by txufo wilson
produced by jose lastra and txufo wilson

mixed by jose lastra at winehouse records studio

engineered by jose lastra, imanol fortes,
trevor gavilan and txufo wilson

recorded by Jose Llastra and Txufo Wilson at winehouse studios, bilbao
and trevor gavilan at nematic labs

special guests:
imanol muñoz: additional vocals on shadows
trevor gavilan: chorus vocals on dark
and additional production on there is a place
molo wilson: support throughout the entire album production

art direction by rebeka arce
creative direction by rebeka arce and txufo wilson

photography by juan boado

EF #004
© 2018 emptyfiles
Winehouse Records

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Empty Files Bilbao, Spain

Empty Files is an electronic/industrial band based on Bilbao, Basque Country.
Formed by Txufo Wilson, Jose Lastra and Imanol Fortes.
Empty Files integrates visual elements on stage, along with performances, which frequently includes lights shows and video.
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