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Black Halo

by Hybrid

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Special Edition 4xCD Box Set

    CD 1: Black Halo
    CD 2: Black Halo (Instrumentals)
    CD 3: Black Halo (Revisited) - Ambient & Alternate Versions
    CD 4: Black Halo (Remixed) - Including remixes from Hybrid, Metrik, Solarstone, Tutara Peak, Sonin, GVN, Forerunners & more.

    Also included is a signed Hybrid postcard.

    Includes 1 exclusive new track, never to be released digitally.

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1.
Flashpoint 06:04
And you, who never thought to question if this was how things were supposed to be: I convict your conviction. History is contingency, and things could always have been otherwise. And still might. And still might will end in time all you held so perpetual. All you thought was supposed to exist, I only suppose to exist. And may not, one day soon.
2.
Lost Angels 07:31
My own lost angel, my own lost angel Tell me a story I'd like to hear In the night when I'm cold and alone Your voice keeps me from calling out And it brings me home And I see that look in your eye It cuts me deep inside So fly, fly, you have to go [Chorus] Why don't you fly away Why don't you fly away Why don't you fly away If life doesn't suit you here any more My own lost angel, my own lost angel You're leaving, you're on your way But I can't make you stay And I love you more But this is not your home So fly away, Fly Away
3.
No One Knows 05:34
Pick up where I left off Underneath the apple tree See how I've grown. Calling out to anyone Like a voice in the wind This bird has flown And no one knows. I wasn't raised to chase the wind And to see where it goes That's what I chose. And I can't help with your fear of change But I can lead the way I stand alone. And no one knows. [Chorus] Days go by and wait for no one I won't stand and watch you put on All those faces that you've drawn from I can see through your porcelain. [rep] I can see through your porcelain You couldn't lose my wings And so you hid them in the grey Where nothing grows. And you tried so hard to keep me caged So I couldn't fly away But my blood froze. And no one knows. No I didn't need to sit and Wait I know this isn't fate Or what I chose. And I can't help with your heart of pain But I can take the blame And so it goes. So no one knows.
4.
Nails 05:52
You keep pushing Trying to push me down. You keep hoping I won't find my way out. Words are laid to waste In this static air. And I'm finding meaning When there's nothing there. [Chorus] Am I strong enough Not to make a sound? As I pull the nails up That are holding me down. I've been blinded What was I Looking for? Been misguided How could I ignore? Words that I could taste Like a bitter pill. I was holding on to fate And I'm holding still.
5.
All the words that you said Swim in my head. All those times would have been worse If you weren't there. Within this wasteland I just sit, but I don't fit. Holding on losing my grip Losing my grip [Chorus] Lost in the sea, You said 'come back to me' You said 'come back to me now' I need you badly, down in the valley Where I cannot see. So I climb to the top, Where I'll stop. Won't see me drowning When you see me at the top, At the top of a mountain [Rep] All the burdens that I wear Echo despair. Every waning heart Is torn apart Because of my fear. Water pulls me down I hold my breath As I go under. One last breath To turn me around And yes it's you My lover.
6.
Life explodes When our hearts go cold Fall apart at the seams Mountains grow But they don't know All that lies beneath [Chorus] When I get tired and alone These crazy days divide my soul Will someone carry me home? I'm waiting for the sunrise You'll see a new day in my eyes And I can stand on my own So get ready Get ready If forward is future And backwards is reality How could this happen? It's like defying gravity We save ourselves With juvenile ambivalence Can somebody make some sense? [Chorus] When I get tired and alone These crazy days divide my soul Will someone carry me home? I'm waiting for the sunrise You'll see a new day in my eyes And I can stand on my own When I get tired and alone These crazy days divide my soul Will someone carry me home? I'm waiting for the sunrise You'll see a new day in my eyes And I can stand on my own When I get tired and alone These crazy days divide my soul Will someone carry me home? I'm waiting for the sunrise You'll see a new day in my eyes And I can stand on my own Get ready [rep]
7.
For the one, for the few Need to take your medication, Swallow the news. Forget hope, forget the truth Don't need your opinion Don't ask your point of view [Rep] [Chorus] And no matter how hard you shout There's a hand to cover your mouth And the loudest voice in the room Is a wall that no one can get through And no one can make any sense Of how to get out of this mess In these crazy, crazy times, When it's hard to find truth from the lies. Close your mind, just walk away Nobody needs to hear what you are going to say Give me fear, suggest you pray Intimidation is the order of the day Nobody needs to hear what you are going to say. [Chorus] Yeah it's hard to find truth from the lies [Rep]
8.
Seven Days 04:57
Here I stand, Head in the sand, Heavy weight and hollow. Caught in the crush, Everybody's had enough And it's getting hard to swallow [Chorus] Seven days in hiding Seven days to cry Will you give me time to hold on tight? To reach the other side 'Cause I can't pause the madness I can't press rewind Will you be here to sit by me Until I find What I'm looking for So I peel away I ask will anybody stay While I'm standing on the brink Wipe your tears away Put a pause on the pain Gotta turn down the volume to think.
9.
10.
Called out into the dark And I caught sight of you Running away. Your face was frozen in part And I'm calling out Why can't you stay? The air is heavy And there's a pulse that beats through the air I try to hold steady but my sense of calm Dissolved in your stare [Chorus] The world is falling apart Around my head The walls are tumbling down And it looks like This is the end You can't stay here my friend So fly like a bird I know I'll see you again At the end of the world I saw the future Saw a war, a war we had won The air is changing And it moves To the beat of a drum [Chorus] The world is falling apart Around my head. The walls are tumbling down And it looks like This is the end. You can't stay here my friend So fly like a bird. I know I'll see you again, At the end of the world
11.
Gonna hold my head back when I'm walking Imagine my face in the warmth of the sun Straighten up my shoulders, take in a deep breath As I realise what is done is done. Open up the windows, beckon a new day I'll never have to be just what you see. And please don't get me wrong this isn't about you, This is about what this means to me. [Chorus] And in this sky so full of diamonds This is where you'll hear my song And in this sky so full of diamonds I can see where I belong And in this sky so full of diamonds I know I'm not the only one In this sky, so full of diamonds I can see how far I've come I'm not gonna worry about the future I'm only gonna live life for today I'm not looking back or over my shoulder I know that I have learned from my mistakes So throw open the windows Beckon a new day, I won't let life pass me by When the days are black I have to remember There's a million diamonds in the sky [Chorus] And in this sky so full of diamonds, This is where you'll hear my song. And in this sky so full of diamonds, I can see where I belong. And in this sky so full of diamonds, I know I'm not the only one. In this sky, so full of diamonds, I can see how far I've come. And in this sky so full of diamonds, I know I'm not the only one. In this sky, so full of diamonds, I can see how far I've come. Footprints, washed away by the tide, Clouds dissolve into the sky. Leaves fall, become the earth and all things leave a mark. All things remain. Weather they fall as ash or rain, or carried by the wind, The evolution is never clearly complete As the map in the patterns of your skin, No matter how small, all things, leave a mark.

about

Hybrid release their 6th studio album "Black Halo", as you might expect it's dark, emotive, and technologically sleek. Largely written during the turbulence of 2020, the album celebrates the perseverance and triumph of the human spirit. No matter what life throws at us, we thrive and survive.

Following on from their critically-acclaimed 2018 album "Light Of The Fearless" - an album eight years in the making which saw them execute a precision comeback with a sold out tour - "Black Halo" reaches for those sweet spots between the contrasts once again. Somewhere deep between organic and electronic, faith and escapism, strings and synths, drums and bass, fear and hope, it's a place where Hybrid can tell their boldest stories so far.

Merging Jimi Hendrix-styled guitar riffs via guitarist/vocalist Stu Morgan into Mike's sonic soundscapes and punctuated by drummer Simon Hanson's meticulous rhythms, Hybrid's music allows Charlotte's clear and pristine vocals to float and weave effortlessly. "Black Halo" focuses in on microcosms of these sounds from the brooding stormy weather of tracks like "Lost Angels" and "Seven Days" to the ghostly melodic pop of "No One Knows" and "Nails" to the icy glittering rhythm of "Come Back To Me" and to the anxiety and drive of tracks like "Flashpoint" and "Voices In The Static."

A deep emotional narrative runs through all Hybrid music. You can sense it in Charlotte's stirring songwriting and vocals, you can hear it in Mike's formidable sound design and production, you can tangibly feel it in the drama, tension and release of the arrangements, and "Black Halo" is the best example of this so far.

Originally formed in 1995 at the height of the UK-led Breakbeat era, Hybrid became leaders of an electronic movement that encompassed a dizzying litany of pinch-yourself moments and accomplishments. With a career spanning over 25 years they have amassed 35 singles, 5 albums and remixed tracks for the likes of New Order, Unkle, Idris Elba & Cypress Hill, Moby and Radiohead. The band are renowned for the cinematic approach which they apply to their production, with many of their tracks being synced to big budget television shows, films and video games including SSX Tricky, Saints Row 3, The Fast and Furious franchise, Man On Fire, and many more.

In their own right, Hybrid continue to take their art to incredible places through speakers, stage and screen, and at the heart of it all is simply this: powerful storytelling.

credits

released July 9, 2021

Flashpoint
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan, Simon Hanson & James Scudamore.

Lost Angels
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Simon Hanson.

No One Knows
Written by Mike Truman & Charlotte Truman.

Nails
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Simon Hanson.

Come Back To Me
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman & Stuart Morgan.

Carry Me Home
Written by Mike Truman & Charlotte Truman.

Truth From The Lies
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Simon Hanson.

Seven Days
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman & Stuart Morgan.

Voices in The Static
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Harry Gregson Williams.

End Of The World
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Simon Hanson.

Sky Full Of Diamonds
Written by Mike Truman, Charlotte Truman, Stuart Morgan & Simon Hanson.

Produced by Mike Truman.
Published by Copyright Control.
Mastered by Geoff Pesche @ Abbey Road.

(P) & (C) 2021 Distinctive Records

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