One For Sorrow, Two For Joy

by Brightly

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Atoms (Prologue)
One For Sorrow, Two For Joy (Beginnings & Endings)
Bury Us In Fruit Jars
Between Oblivion (Interlude)
Untitled (ft. Tom Lanyon)
The Garden
After The Storm
Plans (Epilogue)


The third LP, One For Sorrow, Two For Joy, explores themes of balance—joy and sorrow, life and death, a tiny blue dot and an endless sprawling universe. It was written and recorded over a long winter in Reykjavík, Iceland and London, England, and was mixed and mastered in Melbourne, Australia by longtime collaborator and Grammy-nominated engineer Andrei Eremin.

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releases May 31, 2016

All songs by Charlie Gleason except Untitled by Tom Lanyon. Mixed and mastered by Andrei Eremin at Jack The Bear’s. Typeset in Playfair.



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Brightly is folk/electronica that Charlie Gleason wrote, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. He likely has a crush on you.

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Track Name: Rugby
Hold me down / Choke me love / There’s nothing more that I need from above / I got cum on my jeans but I swear I believe in true love / Last night we were heroines / On heroin and shitty speed / It was not as chic as I’d dreamed it would be so I fashioned my escape

As we buried you deep they served sweet champagne / I choked back a giggle and waited for rain / I was drunk and ashamed sweating sweltering oblivion / So shall we pretend as we rise from our squalour / Get up to commute / Here’s to wealth / To honour / Raise a glass to the working class building houses on salt and on sand / And cheese / Say cheese

Pass me the ball / Throw me a bone / I’ll run like a dog that is beaten and bowed / Still every try that we try to convert will be rigged up to find its way home / But I’ll carry on / Success is a bottle / I’m sucking them down / Goddamn tomorrow / Haunt me now all these spirits I’ve drowned as I circle round the drain

And I can’t sleep for the shame
Track Name: I Will Never Let You Go
Darling please / Hold me in your arms so I can breathe / Lift me from the ground and I won’t leave / And I won’t let you down / It’s you and me

Oh honey please / Cut me into bits and rearrange the ones that do not fit / And you will see / Nothing’s going to change for you and me / I will rearrange for you and me

I can’t help but watch you when you sleep / To catch my breath / I see stars when you see red / I will not go / Tell me little secrets and I will weave them into our brittle bones / Then we’ll be strong I know