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What Happens After

by Laveda

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1.
Ghost 04:25 video
Silent sound Watching how the rain fell down Somewhere I never thought to be so close And I can’t calm down Stand by watch you drown Pain will subside In the night I’ll close my eyes Don’t think I’ll could sleep this time Stay I’ll go outside Crying out Body shaking on the ground I can’t hide horrified it’s not my turn I still can’t find what it is I need right now And I could give you all my love it’s not too much Faith, pain will subside In the night I’ll close my eyes And when will time move on Oh god I’ve had enough Stay I’ll go outside And I don’t know why This life left behind
2.
Find me a neverland Where we see no end Hold me and my hand Sleep still while I can Find us a neverland We’re in it too deep No lies to unwind Had to leave those broken times Things were far from right But they’re better now Remember that day It all turned to grey And now there’s never going back Sometimes I can’t pretend That I’m better now She was 17 when she looked at me I doubt she knew what she was in for Find me a neverland Where we see no end We’re in it too deep No lies to unwind Knowing that she’ll never come back What’s buried in the ground Can’t be better now She was 17 when she looked at me I doubt she knew what she was in for She was 17 when she looked at me - oh no I doubt she knew what she was in for I doubt she knew what she was in for
3.
CND 02:50 video
We are a country obsessed with apocalypse And not just the religious fundamentalist variety Our real flesh and blood sins The slaughter of Native Americans The enslavement of Africans Our invasions of other lands Rest all too easily on the collective conscience The nuclear chain reaction that began in 1945 in Hiroshima and Nagasaki Continues today in our hearts, in our minds and in our souls We cannot stop it because we have never had a true national reckoning Turning what should be a normal fear of death into something larger Uncontrollable menacing (nothing to treat them) Nothing to treat them There is no reckoning no taking of responsibility
4.
Rager 04:16 video
Wasting time Going nowhere In my mind I’m alright To get by On the way down Glorified suicide Now it’s on fire There’s nowhere left to wander Soon everyone dies We’ll never find another Lose your mind Find a lover Watch them cry Nothings right Wish I died Sometime last year Hope i find Dawn tonight Now it’s on fire There’s nowhere left to wander Soon everyone dies We’ll never find another Maybe it’ll happen a billion years from now When the sun finally burns all it’s hydrogen Or maybe it’s only a matter of months until we kill ourselves with nuclear war Years ago when I was younger I didn’t think about how the end would look or sound or feel but the way our world and it’s people have seemed to move backwards in thought has pressed this idea up to the front of my skull And I’m looking out my window A hundred years from now as a member of a future generation And what I’m seeing is terrifying
5.
L 04:46 video
Didn’t think that I asked you To be the one that I wanted back Even though that I want to Leave here disappear And all the kids are fucked up No the kids don’t care about love again And everybody’s caught up With the same growing pains of their ways So go down Lay out You’re not A mistake I’ve got Your heart It’s not My complaint Our mistake Did ya know that I lied to Everyone that I knew for a while Never wanted to leave you out And still I wanted to need you And all the kids are fucked up And all the kids don’t care about love again And everybody’s caught up With the same growing pains of their ways So go down Lay out You’re not A mistake I’ve got Your heart It’s not My complaint Our mistake Sometimes I feel like I can only describe the world in words that don’t even actually exist and even if I’m not physically here, even if I’m transparent to everything that’s surrounding me dispute all that I still think it’s all fucking amazing. And all the kids are fucked up And all the kids don’t care about love again And everybody’s caught up With the same growing pains of their ways So go down Lay out You’re not A mistake I’ve got Your heart It’s not My complaint Our mistake
6.
Heart is sound to let go Did you think I could leave my home Meet me in the doorway You're calling my name And if I see you on a sad day Or if I see you in another place Hey turn the lights off And all the stars Hey turn the lights off And all the stars and All the stars let them die Heart is sound to let go Did you think I could leave my home Meet me in the doorway You're calling my name You said I shouldn't run away You told me not to be afraid I notice in the mornings I can feel them fading grey Now I know I'm in another place And I know I'll never be the same Hey turn the lights off And all the stars Hey turn the lights off And all the stars and All the stars let them die
7.
I hear you come around standing at the door I know it's you think I'll ignore While the rest of them are falling Love isn't something that I need anymore If only you would go but I won't stop calling If only you could know this door won't open If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it If only you said no So hear I am waiting standing at the door It's just another night but there's something else in store While you were out there falling I was hoping that you wanted me the most If only you would go but I won't stop calling If only you could know this door won't open If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it If only you said no If only you would go but I won't stop calling If only you could know this door won't open If only you stayed home I'll be waiting for it If only you said no
8.
Child 03:51 video
I can’t recenter Long days cold weather Think back November Like glass we severed But I want you everyday Sometimes I find I’m a child I’m a child for you Should have known better Crawl back to never Today we shouldn’t be I’ll wait to get back together And I want you everyday Sometimes I find I’m a child I’m a child for you And all the things you ask for I’m a child I’m a child for you And I want you everyday Sometimes I find I’m a child I’m a child I’m a child I’m a child for you
9.
One day I’ll be fine You said I gotta let it go I’m waiting for an answer When you’re in town Oh and I want it so bad but there’s not a lot to say Oh and you should know by now that you can’t be this way Oh I should go but could I stay in Oh you made it so that I can’t forget Oh I don’t want to be like the rest Oh I need to know why you’re in my head Wasting so much time It’s hard to understand it all I sleep away the hours Hearing no sound Oh and I want it so bad but there’s not a lot to say Oh and you should know by now that you can’t be this way Oh I should go but could I stay in Oh you made it so that I can’t forget Oh I don’t want to be like the rest Oh I need to know why you’re in my head In the ashes baby there’s no way I could know Taking pictures with the light from the snow Oh I should go but could I stay in Oh you made it so that I can’t forget Oh I should go but I don’t wanna be like the rest Oh I need to know why you’re in my head
10.
color 01:48 video
Why do we only see in black and white when the world and everything in it is in color Love isn’t something that we can write down no matter how hard we try And life is really just pictures on my wall dancing in rhythms that I constantly notice Memories have nothing to do with the individual Memories only contain what it is that your wanting What’s inside your mind What’s already inside the way we consciously measure time And I think it’s lovely the way we can see the world and the way we can see time It’s lovely how it rains outside

about

In Laveda’s debut LP, What Happens After, subtle guitar strums fade away, and instantly you’re swept into a wave of cathartic distortion and noise. Echo-laden guitars house a constant riff before opening up to vocals by Jacob Brooks, and later, Ali Genevich. It’s a meticulous and equally moving sound, crafted through hours of experimentation in the studio. “The overdubbed guitars recorded with Dylan Sky at Hook & Fade became a big factor,” says Jake. “The different saturations all happening at once (panned wide) contribute to the huge, crushing feel.”

Creating “Ghost” opened the door to the heavier rock/shoegaze sound that Laveda worked to harness throughout the rest of the record. “It was the song that invented our sound,” says Ali. “If we had never written it I don’t think the rest of the record would sound the way that it does. It felt obvious and just right to make it the first track on the LP because it laid the foundation for all our other songs.”

Deeper into the album, lyrics depart from their literal meaning. Verses and loud feedback become another means to describe feelings, at times through the lens of a drawn-up protagonist, What Happens After allows room for interpretation. “I feel like the album is full of big and unanswered questions,” adds Ali. The way I interpret the album is that it’s one big rabbit hole that I’m falling down. I’m falling, anticipating that I’m going to hit the bottom at any moment, but I haven't and I’m still falling.”

In regards to the album’s name, the songs helped create the title. “Better Now” touches on what happens after our environment has changed, and “Rager” adds to the concept, looking at the end of our world as we know it -albiet it in a more of a romanticized, angry tone.

“I think our generation is always thinking about what’s going to happen next. Asking questions and also trying to answer them. Although we can make many scientific and educated assumptions as to what ‘after’ will be and look like, whether it be positive or negative for the environment, for love, for the overall human race, there is no real way to see into the future. All we can do is continue to do the best that we possibly can and hope that what happens is what we’ve anticipated.”

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released May 29, 2020

Mixing my Jason Finkel
Mastering by Justin Shturtz
Album art by Andrew Segreti

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Shoegaze inspired Lo-Fi & Dream Pop.

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