Raison d'être

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Raison d'être is the conclusion of a trilogy of natriums albums, preceded by Déjà Vu (2018) and Façade (2017). The album proves to be a culmination of natriums' work, with the producer collaborating with fellow artists to integrate vocals and live instrumentation, all while creating longform soundscapes. The massive concluding track "End" serves as both a melancholy farewell to times past and an uncertain greeting to the future. A true testament to artistic development.

This record is dedicated to MBD. Thank you for your continued support and love for the project.

Edition of 30 cassettes

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released February 17, 2019

Production and songwriting by natriums
Additional production, acoustic guitar, and djembe by sonder
Vocals, lyrics, guitar, violin, trumpet, and additional production by CONNORPARTY
Track 8 features additional production by Jorge and violin by Marissa Turnage

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Track Name: Fluke
Kissed by a white hot sun
The right place at the right time
It's when life is restored
So just kiss it back

That’s when she is wide open
Her mouth agape, her eyes are on fire
Molten light pours onto your hands
Your lips find a smile

You feel without restraint
This world requires nothing of you
So just live within it
Just live within it

Feeling her arms wrapped around you
Let your tears fall into space
These things can never be recreated
They form a tapestry

It was a fluke
A naked idea
The face of a beautiful god
In a warm glowing mirror
Track Name: Jet
To be wistful
To be young
With a hand in the past

Your feet on the floor
A touch that will last
He’s in love with the door, as I create you

I create you

He’s in love with the door
And all that stays unsaid
Another Sunday with the lights off
Another year alone

And what will it bring

Wear a mask to the club
Speak within lines
Move to the back
Move around in the back

Sincerity in shadows
He loves your secret pull
How you leap into the visceral
It makes all these lies less dull

He’s in love with the door, he’s in love with the lights off
Track Name: Light
Can I take you
Can I take you somewhere else
To leave it all behind
Can I make the ground enough
To escape into love
To let these thoughts rust
Just fall into me

The moon is high
Your skin is grey
And It all feels the same
And you take all the blame

(but do you feel alone, do you feel alone, do you feel alone)

Can I take you somewhere else?
Can I make the ground enough?
To escape into love
To let these thoughts rust

You made it again
We take a breath together and I feel relief and innocence
But do you feel alone? It’s all up to you
Though I am here for you it’s your light that will save you
But do you feel alone? It’s all up to you
Though I am here for you it’s your light that will save you

But when you fall deep inside
Do you see these eyes
That forever love and caress the marks you’ve made

And when you fall deep inside
Do you see my eyes
Or does it feel better to ignore the light we’ve made

So when you fall deep inside
Do you think of the light
That caresses your eyes
And fills you with love that will never go away

So when you fall deep inside
Take a piece of the light
Feel the warmth it gives life
And you’ll never lose sight of all the love you’ve made
Track Name: End
And I found myself here
Waiting for you

So just once
We take our time

It pulls us to an end
But for now we belong here
As stillness embraces us
I embrace what is mine

And someday you'll be here
Waiting with me
And someday you’ll be here
Waiting here with me