Joe Uker | Speaking of Stars

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Speaking of Stars

by Joe Uker

Earnest, organic, and alluring tales of love. Rumination and a distinct, unrecognizable vocal artistry, combined with harmonica and piano leave the listener falling for something they can't quite put their finger on.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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1. Rain
4:49 $0.99
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2. Night Lights
3:10 $0.99
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3. Closer To You
3:02 $0.99
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4. To You
3:50 $0.99
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5. Alive Inside
3:04 $0.99
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6. Take My Hand
6:08 $0.99
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7. Wide Awake
4:33 $0.99
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8. Energy
2:28 $0.99
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9. The Times
3:55 $0.99
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10. Stars Too
5:52 $0.99
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11. The Times (acoustic)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album is half band and half acoustic tracks. The lyrics and melodies come from the head of a 20-something year old man searching for self-understanding in the grandeur of a world that is never-ceasing and continuously evolving. This album is the first step in a saga that has no end in sight. The album consists of 10 songs with a hidden acoustic-style version of "The Times" at the close. Continuing are descriptions of the individual tracks, for your pleasure. "Rain" opens with drums and harmonica and is sprinkled with light, pattering keys throughout, and is a song recounting a relationship that was not meant to be, but survived for years. "Night Lights" is a light-hearted tale of anticipation of a long awaiting summer and the love that was built between two people. "Closer To You" carries a heavier sound than the rest of the album and speaks of leaving behind what must be left in order to move forward with another. "To You" is the only track where the vocals and guitar were recorded simultaneously with 3 open air microphones. It is a song about the arrival of new love and its paramount effects on the spirit. "Alive Inside" pushes on to the last breaking finale of realization and sings of infidelity and the struggle to become a better lover. "Take My Hand" is a longing to understand one's self and the effects of allowing another to aid in the quest. "Wide Awake" was written after many sleepless nights, and, thanks to friend and co-producer David Zollo, is accented with a piano sound both gorgeous and uplifting. "Energy" builds from the start to finish and is sure to make you believe in the great unspoken and unseen radiation from one person to another, the effect of another's inner drive and passion. The idea that 'time' is such an important entity to the modern human is troubling, yet unyielding. "The Times" warns us that we mustn't waste a single minute worrying about trifling, woeful matters in our lives because, lets face it, we aren't going to live forever. "Stars Too" is a tale of a girl so intricate and innocent, yet is struggling to find herself in the confusing life she leads. Her lover struggles to keep up with her unpredictable nature, and in the end, well, does it ever end? Earnest, organic, and alluring tales of love. Rumination and a distinct, unrecognizable vocal artistry, combined with harmonica and piano leave the listener falling for something they can't quite put their finger on.

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