Ivory Town

by Angeline Armstrong

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“The record captured a moment in time that I will never feel again, I’d been living in LA for 6 months and was dealing with that tension of longing for home, but also loving where you are, and feeling that your heart was breaking from trying to be in two places at once. All these songs are about that tension. An ‘Ivory Town’ is the idea that you’re living in a place that is still a blank canvas, still coming into being, still a period of ambiguity and stasis.” It’s the tension of living between two states – of wanting one thing and yet wanting another that is in direct contrast to that. It’s the familiar kind of tension that exists when you move away from home, when you go through heartbreak, when you grow up. That’s what all three songs on the record are about, wanting to be where you are, but also longing for what you’ve left behind. I hope that every listen is special for you, because every second of creating this record was special for me."

Ivory Town was co-written and produced by LA-based producer and artist, Jordan Ruiz (who she met at a Dodgers Baseball Game).

Angeline is a New Zealand born, Australian raised filmmaker and musician currently living in Los Angeles. Work + Press can be viewed here: www.angelinearmstrong.com

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released September 20, 2016

Written by Angeline Armstrong and Jordan Ruiz.
Produced by Jordan Ruiz.
Mixed by Dusty Moon.

Vocals: Angeline Armstrong, Drums: Dusty Moon, Guitar and additional instrumentation: Jordan Ruiz.

Album Artwork by Angeline Armstrong with original photograph taken from Material Immaterial Studios. www.materialimmaterial.com

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Track Name: Hot Pink Enemy
Someone, somewhere
Set the table one by one

Sea of neon, all the people
On and on
On and on

There's a lemon tree
Where I used to be
Home, my home

Hot pink enemy
Did you notice me?
On my own
Or am I all alone?

Are you fine there on your own?
While I live in foreign homes?
Are you doing fine there on your own with you growing pains?
While I live in foreign entropy in a waiting game?
Track Name: Ivory Town
VERSE
Truth, do we tell it when we're sober?
Love, will I get it when I'm older?
Climbed this mountain just to know you
Now I don't want this to be over

PRE-CH
Standing on my toes, my hair across your chest

CHORUS
Am I now calling it quits at last?
Don't know how to leave you in the past
Don't wanna write it down, don't wanna say it out loud
Never thought I would be stuck in an ivory town

VERSE
Snow is piling higher
Clothes smokey by the fire
You said that you'd come over
Was it true? When you said it were you sober?

PRE-CH
Coffee in our hands, bare feet are on the ground

CHORUS
Am I now calling it quits at last?
Don't know how to leave you in the past
Don't wanna write it down, don't wanna say it out loud
Never thought I would be stuck in an ivory town
Track Name: Just Like Children
Where are the dogs, did you leave the door open?
Did you make him cry? Don't you tell me lies

What did I say? Don't you look at me that way
Are you being nice, have you even tried?

I'm just like children

I'm trying to care but I just don't want to
It isn't fair, he hit me first

Don't look away but don't look right at me
You seem so sad, have I made it worse?

I'm just like children

Where are the dogs, did you leave the door open?
Are you still the same, have you even changed?