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Sequins

by Lou Ball

Homemade pop songs that come together to shine like drops of water, swatches of neon fabric, or a bouquet.
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Momentary Bliss
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2. Showing off a Rainbow
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3. Vacaciones en Argentina
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4. Listen, Judy
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5. Racecar #5
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6. Chao Pescado
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7. Go Deep
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8. Worm in Steam
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9. Novelty
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10. Oh, My God!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I haven't written any new songs for years. It may have been a lack of stimulation or just having gotten out of the practice. In 2017, life took some unexpected turns and I found myself with more alone time than I was used to. New people, new habits, new risks, and new feelings presented themselves; soon there was new music to go with it.

The album is called Sequins because each individual song is just a part of the overall effect - they are put together to become an entity of itself, which is beautiful. Overall themes of the album are beauty, love, patience, deep questions, and human interaction, but each song has its own unique story.

Momentary Bliss was sung while walking around Pittsburgh aimlessly in July 2018. I was singing to myself as loud as I could and someone drove by with the windows down, and took a moment to stop and say "That's awesome."

Showing Off a Rainbow comes from a months-long conversation with my friend Marsal about colors.

Vacaciones en Argentina is about traveling to visit Ivan and Viviana in Buenos Aires. One morning after I came home, I woke up early, couldn't go back to sleep, and decided to watch the sunrise at Castle Island. That's where I started singing this one.

Listen, Judy is about a woman. Her name is not Judy.

Racecar #5 comes from a jam with friends at our old house. I was hooked on a simple guitar lick, and then wrote the lyrics because the jam reminded me of drinking Racer 5 IPA. There was musical help from Caleb, Michael J, and Jesse.

Chao Pescado is the oldest song here. Sometime in 2012, my friend Pat and I set up two drumsets in my parents' basement. Pat set this bass loop, and we started to play along to it. My dad came down, plugged in the guitar, and started wailing. The song was stuck in my head, and I wrote words to it while walking around Harvard's campus. This was also the first song using this type of play with words/rhythm, which I've come back to on occasion.

Go Deep is the newest song, but probably goes back to an old conversation with my friend Jeff about how annoying chit-chat is.

Worm in Steam is the most influenced by Mike Doughty, one of my all-time favorites.

Novelty was again a product of a long walk, this time in Pope John Paul Park in Dorchester.

Oh My God was originally just that one line repeated, but once the wordplay came into being, I couldn't go back.

I am grateful to everyone who listens to my music, and I hope it can bring positive feelings to your life.

- Louis

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