Zen Summer

by Cloud

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Press Quotes for Cloud:

"Astoundingly accomplished." - Pitchfork

“Glossy dream-pop production with deeply confessional lyrics” – Stereogum

“Reminiscent of Panda Bear or Toro Y Moi, the gentle arrangement is matched to a delicate vocal which hints at something darker”. – Clash Music

"When you listen to it you'll realise how much Cloud has developed between his two albums, the range of sound has broadened but instead of sprawling into extravagance, it has become more focused and defined. It's exciting to think about just how good Cloud can get at this trajectory". - The 405

"Cloud know their way around a pop song, and for all of the album's off-beat charms, and occasionally hard-to-grasp content, it's a true pop heart which can be found at the centre of every song that helps to make this such a rewarding listen - Drowned In Sound

"It shimmers with reverbed vocals and driven rhythms that swell and unfurl like green shoots under the springtide sun. His plush, whorling dreampop riffs interweave to form an engrossing atmosphere". - Gold Flake Paint

"Slow motion melodies stretching to a blissful infinity. Here’s one cloud that won’t spoil your day." - The Irish Times

"A great record." - Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music)

"Great!" - Eric Lawrence (KCRW)

"Tyler Taormina’s second album is a beaut, a smart set of lush, hazy pop with just the right veneer of electronic whirr and friction." - Jim Carroll

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released April 27, 2015

Written and Recorded by Tyler Taormina
Mixed by Cole Verderber
Mastered by TJ Lipple

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Track Name: Fly Into The Mystery
first I step with my left
then I step with my right
feel my breath
see my palms
as I wander like my mind

to be a tree ainʼt my plan
but to be a better man
and while Iʼm here keep my cool
find my way like people do

you know itʼs all just some dream
but only in the way it seems
is in your mind- even still
Iʼll make peace with this I will

or lick your teeth
through your lips
in some act of defiance
I havenʼt loved you since we were kids
but now Iʼm lost in Los Angeles
the isness song
Track Name: Sunshine Psych
hold on tight
your magic mind will take you high and drop you down
Iʼll admit it makes no sense
the stigmas we give our home towns

cause I like when our house is full of life
and when friends stick around
but go your way Iʼll smile today
my muddy feet grow flowers now

youʼve got to make it work to make it work

oh my heart
that sunʼs gonna drop
but sheʼsʼ grateful just to be alive
and I exist and spoil it
by hugging stories in my mind

but I like when your mouth is full of sunny words
or kissing mine
but say it, friend, over again
Iʼm alright!

youʼve got to make it work to make it work
Track Name: Mantra One
Mantra one is Donʼt worry, Ty
through slack jaws and those spyglass eyes
see Ken predicted wonderful flow and it shows
I was dancing on the plateau
what was I so nervous for?
and Steve said how it comes in waves
I hang ten closes those eyes they say to just breathe

Mantra two is to hold the pen
a dagger for those pessimists
but I learned all the wonderful words - itʼs hard at first
donʼt forget the wonderful words!
Rich said that he “gets to work and breathe”

So you lie and they take
When you pull, they pull it all away

Mantra three is to let it be
Track Name: Luana
when your life is rough
and you want to be free
like my friends once did
drop a rope for me
not to hang about
but to climb safely
drop a rope for you
and youʼll see what I mean

try not dying to come up from bottom rock

then youʼll want to be all those things you see
sucking in your world
fills your void high teeth
how I want to be like those car commercials
drop a rope for you
and youʼll rise for sure

try not dying to come up from bottom rock
how does it feel on bottom rock?
itʼs so surreal on bottom rock
youʼll make it through that bottom rock
I know you will on bottom rock
just call me up on bottom rock
iʼll say whatʼs up on bottom rock
Track Name: Melting Cassatt
And I need a song to calm me down
or a friendʼs hand to grab at David Weldʼs
and I fear to go too far on my own
so now I need a song to calm me down
or a mental map to roam David Weldʼs
sometimes I need a song to say;

Singing in sunny tones
even when I am alone
laughing at no oneʼs jokes
even when I am alone
and I told myself that I wouldnʼt cry
with a backpack glance and a cardboard eye
Iʼm just happy now that I know for sure
itʼs gonna be a girl

Now I need a song to calm me down
or a friendʼs face to touch at David Weldʼs
what a mess to find your way on your own
you always need a song to calm you down
and youʼll never ever be somewhere else
we both saw the renoir sky
but I got some shit still on my mind;

want to be far from home
oh no, now I am alone
so far safe from sunny tones
even when I am alone
and I told myself that I wouldnʼt cry
you can tell yourself
but itʼs up to your eyes
Iʼm just happy now
cause I know for sure
sheʼs gonna be a girl

well I need a song to calm me down and
or maybe ashʼs lap to lay at david weldʼs
likely all this wantingʼs gonna psych me out
and Iʼll need a song to calm me down and
whatever so it goes
is there a safe zone?
Thereʼs no safe zone
Iʼll find a safe zone

singing with sunny tones
even when I am alone
laughing at no ones jokes
even when I am alone
and I told myself that I wouldnʼt cry
you can tell yourself but itʼs up to your eyes
Iʼm just happy now that I know for sure
sheʼs gonna be a girl
itʼs gonna be a girl
Track Name: Electrical Smile
I felt an awful big size
oh joy to glow with my friends all
by my electrical sides
on my electrical mind and

Now sit along the state line
tall grass or molten on either side
and my electrical smile
let it beat on other oneʼs eyes

I felt awakening light
clear lake projected upside my
oh my american eyes
now all my mornings can be light

I say to stay open wide
enjoy the grass that lies on your on side
and your electrical wish
let it be discovered in foolishness

I felt an awful big size
I felt an awful big size

I felt an awesome recline
one love is more than I need but
Iʼll say “I say I donʼt mind”
donʼt leave my narcissus side cause

I felt an awful big size
thought greg said “donʼt worry” in his song
now my electrical pain
has seeped to grass and made fade away

i say to stay open wide
oh joy to glow with my dad all
on my electrical side
shares my electrical eyes and

now sit along the state line
california mountains creep up on
on our imagining day
when all the clutter has gone away

i felt an awful big size
i felt an awful big size
Track Name: Tastes Bad
wash cloth
notice
tongue-tied
tastes good

focus
car night
teeth glow
tastes right

go to
grocer
drink wine
moonlit

feel me
honest
learn how
lighthouse

tastes bad
sure mind
far from
tired eyes

light switch
big noise
closed blinds
tastes bad

feel good
honest
light heart
savage

nowʼs bad
tension
roll through
taste it

blueboy
air france
fearon
pop kiss

so hard
to feel
normal
tastes good
tastes bad
tastes bad
tastes bad
Track Name: Sleepy Giant Speak
One way out is to die
one way in is to slow down
and in this life donʼt be scared
thereʼs an ending in your out-breath
but you never even noticed that but I say
what if iʼve asked the wrong question?
and If I donʼt know what I want
what if it hurts so bad
that I canʼt feel my legs from my hips and my hands?

oh how I left humming songs
and now I need a ride home
wave without gloves
and never keep my eyes closed
time isnʼt slow
so now I need a ride home
freedom to the nervous kids like us

ascending glow
Iʼd never need a ride home
be somewhere else
and always keep my mouth shut
oh so it goes
cause now I need a ride home
freedom for all of the nervous ones

one way out is to whine
one way in is to count the good things
itʼs your life- donʼt be scared
you know mud it leads to a lotus
you canʼt get there without that step and I ask
do you feel trapped inside yourself?
Iʼll be your friend no matter what
mud it can hurt so bad that you canʼt tell your head
from your palms and your plans

oh how I left humming songs
and now I need a ride home
wave without gloves
and never keep my eyes closed
some time isnʼt slow
so now I need a ride home
freedom to the nervous kids like us

ascending glow
Iʼd never need a ride home
be somewhere else
and always keep my mouth shut
oh so it goes
cause now I need a ride home
freedom for all of the nervous ones
Track Name: Rainbow Road
if I was on rainbow road
then I wouldnʼt be so far from home
I want to make you laugh
Iʼve got to make it all better
try to make it last
you know iʼve been practicing my breathing
but I overthink
and end up missing the moment
got to make us laugh
going to make it all better
cause Iʼm--

trying to be okay with everything
but all my hands grab on way too tight
to all those things that once had made me happy
oh no, let go breath by breath
iʼve been
trying to be okay with leaving
every room I step inside
been slowing moments
when I get the chance to
see my friends sometimes

if I was on rainbow road
then I wouldnʼt be so far from home
I want to make you laugh
but end up missing the moment
try to make it last
you know iʼve been practicing my breathing
got to make us laugh
Iʼve got to make us feel better
but I over think
Iʼm going to make it all better
cause Iʼm--

trying to be okay with everything
but all my hands grab on way too tight
to all those things that once had made me me and
oh no, let go breath after breath
iʼve been
trying to be okay with leaving
every one that says goodbye
been slowing moments
when I get the chance to
hug my friends sometimes

I like when our house is full of life
and friends you call the best
I like when our house is full of life