Northern Anthems

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Credits
Mostly (feat. Through Juniper Vale)
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Mixing, Producer, Writer, Vocals, Keys | Sarah Jane Wood - Vocals, Banjo | Through Juniper Vale - Featured Artist | Hein Zaayman - Producer | Steve Corrao - Mastering
Starlit Summer's Eve
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Mixing, Producer, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Acoutics Guitar, Percussion | Hein Zaayman - Backing Vocals, Producer | Steve Corrao - Mastering
The London Air Raids
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Mixing, Producer, Vocals, Keys, Bass, Percussion | Hein Zaayman - Writer, Backing Vocals | Lincoln Mick - Acoustic Guitar | Isaac Horn - Acoustic Guitar | Nathan Knox - Drums | Camille Faulkner - Violin | Steve Corrao - Mastering
Till Your Heart is Still
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Mixing, Producer, Vocals, Keys, Synths, Bass, Percussion | TJ Bilham - Writer | Hein Zaayman - Producer | Camille Faulkner - Violin | Lincoln Mick - Backing Vocals | Isaac Horn - Backing Vocals | Sarah Jane Wood - Backing Vocals | Steve Corrao - Mastering
Ordinary Love
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Mixing, Producer, Writer, Percussion, Vocals, Keys, Synths, Acoustic Guitar, Bass | Steve Corrao - Mastering
Little Lost (feat. POLR)
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Synths, Acoustic Guitar | Hein Zaayman - Vocals, Producer | Micah Von - Producer, Bass, Drum Programming | POLR - Featured Artist | Robert Büker - Electric Guitar | Steve Corrao - Mastering
She Holds the Universe Together
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Synths, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Bass | Hein Zaayman - Backing Vocals | Steve Corrao - Mastering
City of Love
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Synths, Percussion | Micah Von - Bass | Camille Faulkner - Violin | Hein Zaayman - Producer |Steve Corrao - Masterin
Marble Floors
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Bass, Synths | Trevor Nikrant - Bass | Chris Worley - Drums | Drake Morey - Melodica | Joey Kenkel - Backing Vocals | Sam Pinkerton - Backing Vocals | Phillip Englehart - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals | Sarah Jane Wood - Vocals | Through Juniper Vale - Featured Artist | Steve Corrao - Mastering
I Had Love for a Moment
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Bass | Adam Aldo - String Arrangement, String Programming | Steve Corrao - Mastering
Things Will Get Better
Vian Izak - Primary Artist, Producer, Mixing, Writer, Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar | Hein Zaayman - Writer, Producer, Vocals, Percussion | Steve Corrao - Mastering

 

City of Love

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Credits
City of Love

Written by Vian
Vocals, Piano, Synths, Beats - Vian
Bass - Micah Von (POLR)
Strings - Camille Faulkner

Red Poppy Fields
Written by Vian and Hein
Vocals, Percussion, Synths, Mandolin - Vian

Produced by Vian and Hein
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 City of Love
02 Red Poppy Fields

Lyrics
City of Love

After the sun comes the rain
After the fall comes the pain
I'm on a sea of trouble love and my horizons are all blue.
I'm on a bed of nails love and I'm laying there.
I'm laying there.

Calling on the city of love
Calling on the city of love
I don't want to wait at all
I don't want to wait at all

Calling on the city of love
Calling on the city of love
I don't want to break or fall
I don't want to break at all.

After the high comes that low.
After the fire comes the growth.
I'm on a sea of trouble love and my horizons are all blue.
I'm on a bed of nails love and I'm laying there.
I'm laying there.

Red Poppy Fields
And the soldiers walk on
Through the sorrow of their storms.
Red poppy fields grow
In the valley of the Somme.

This is the real life
Where even our friends fight
And love fades to the west

This cannot be what is real
As the night rolls on through the thunder storms.
I can feel all the dust advance
This is my last dance.

There was never hate
Only lies fed to my face
How could I have known?
And all my brothers gone
Buried where we won.
Now nothing to show.

Little Lost

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Credits
Little Lost
Written by Vian
Synths, Piano, Acoustic Guitar by Vian
Vocals by Vian & Hein
Electric Guitar by Robert Büker from Who's Amy
Drums by POLR - www.musicbypolr.com
Bass by POLR - www.musicbypolr.com

Ordinary Love
Written by Vian
Synths Piano Percussion by Vian
Vocals by Vian
Acoustic Guitar by Vian
String Programming by Vian

I Shaped Myself Around You
Written by Vian
Synths Piano Percussion by Vian
Vocals by Vian
Acoustic Guitar by Vian

Produced by Vian and Hein except "Little Lost" produced by Vian and POLR (www.musicbypolr.com).
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 Little Lost
02 Ordinary Love
03 I Shaped Myself Around You

Lyrics
Little Lost

Another morning of trying to get up
Oh a sleepless night of thoughts and doubts.
Fixing coffee and trying to fix this life
Pouring hope back on the fire that's gone out

Just one drop in a sea of "have nots"
and a waterfall of "would've rather done's"
Praying now 'cause everywhere I turn
I hear the voices in my head they burn

I'm just a little bit lost
Just a little out of touch with the plan
I'm just a little bit lost
I could use a little love
and a hand

In the still of night the loudest sounds I hear
Are the memories shaped by shame and fear
Don't worry know let each day become it's own
What tomorrow brings nobody really knows.

Ordinary Love
This is no ordinary love.

Don't let the day to day swallow you up
You are more than just flesh and blood
And say we are out of luck
We've been here so many times before
Love is not a storybook ending it's a fight every day towards a new beginning.

This is no ordinary love
you take my heart and lift it up when it's numb
This is no ordinary love
Love is a stubborn won't give up 'till we've won

So it's a whispered prayer
We don't have much but we've got what we need
caught between the rocks and the sea
oh that sea is pulling at me.

This is no ordinary love
you take my heart and lift it up when it's numb
This is no ordinary love
Love is a stubborn won't give up 'till we've won

There is so much I want to do
Dancing the night away with you

I Shaped Myself Around You
I shaped myself around you love
My heart at rest.
Below your chest.

Now I'm breaking up the ground my love.
Of this house we built.
This home we killed.

And the freedom's I lost.
To gain Love...
And the choices I made...
To feel safe...

Where have our good days gone?
Where have they gone?

(My heart...)
(My heart...)

And I'm caught up in the storm my love.
Your words rain down. Reign down from above.
I tried to recall the way I once knew.
But I can't 'cause I shaped myself around you...

And the freedoms I gained
In your name....
The paths left unchanged
for your sake.....

Where have our good days gone?
Where have they gone?

Marble Floors

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Credits
Marble Floors
Written by Vian
Synths, Piano, Percussion by Vian
Featured Vocals by Sarah Wood from Through Juniper Vale.
Drums by Chris Worley & Vian
Bass by Vian
Lead Vocal by Vian
Backing Vocals by Vian, Sarah Wood, and Hein

She Holds the Universe
Written by Vian
Piano, Guitar, and Percussion by Vian
Synths by Vian
Vocals by Vian & Hein

Porcelain
Written by Moby
Piano by Vian

Produced by Vian and Hein
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 Marble Floors
02 She Holds the Universe
03 Porcelain

Lyrics
Marble Floors

I want a home, I want a home
With marble floors
With marble floors and a love I can hold
A love I can hold
When those floors get cold

And she’ll dance on my toes
And she’ll dance on my toes
as the evening grows
as the evening grows
Through the chimney we’ll float
We’ll float
And from the clouds I’ll make her a coat.

And those neon lights fill the sky so bright
My heart is tired
It’s burnt on fire
From the love that has died
Take the sparks that survived
From the ashes tonight

She Holds the Universe Together
 Search the sky for a light for a light
The past shapes us through pity and spite.
And love is a foreigner to her heart.
A daylight traveler in a world that’s only dark.

She holds the universe together
With her arms.
Calling out to God, “Don’t take forever!
My hands are sore and they are waiting for me down the hall.
With this weight I will fall.”

Do or die these are the stories in my life.
Fast changes and the stones that stay in love.
And love is an actress from the old cinema reels.
A grayscale picture that she’ll never feel.

 

 

The London air raids

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Credits
The London Air Raids
Written by Hein
Synths, Piano, Percussion, by Vian
Drums by Nathan Knox
Violin by Camille Faulkner
Acoustic Guitar by Lincoln Mick & Isaac Horn
Lead Vocal by Vian
Backing Vocals by Vian & Hein

Things Will Get Better
Written by Vian & Hein
Piano, Guitar, and percussion by Vian & Hein
Vocals by & Hein

Produced by Vian and Hein
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 The London Air Raids
02 Things Will Get Better

Lyrics
The London Air Raids

And we sit here so close in the dark
And we’re so close to being torn apart
Ever crash I can feel in our foundation
It runs through my veins and I hate the sensation

But I know that I’m safe here with you
Cause we made it through everything the old and the new
Just wake me up when all this is over
wake me up and tell me it’s not true

My sweet love watch the air raids
As the streets of London are not safe
And I wish that we could escape
As the beat of the drum keeps on its play
And I long to feel the rain on my face
So I wait, I want the bombs to fade away

And the hum of the airplanes is such a sweet sound
As we’re coming up from underground
Coming up to see our ruined state
Coming up to see those ruins you made

And in the east I hear a nation shout
And we wait for the day that we can sing it out

Things Will Get Better
mmm
ahhh
Things will get better.
ahhh
Things will get good.

 

Till Your Heart is Still

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Credits
Till Your Heart is Still
Written by Vian Izak & TJ Bilham
Synths, Piano, Percussion, by Vian
Violin by Camille Faulkner
Lead Vocal by Vian
Backing Vocals by Vian and The Arcadian Wild

I Had Love for a Moment
Written by Vian
Piano, Guitar, and percussion by Vian
Strings by Adam Aldo
Vocals by Vian

Produced by Vian and Hein
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 Till your Heart is Still
02 I Had Love for a Moment
 

Lyrics
'Till Your Heart is Still

I have thought of the little things in life from time to time
Like waking up with another breathing breath right by my side

Time pulls at this flesh
As we lay here softly and you ask me if
If I’d love you till
If I’d love you till
Till your heart is still?

I’ll give you my all
My heart and my soul
Make them better than before
I’ll give you my all
A body to hold
Till your heart is still…

I have fought against the never ending cycles in our lives see
All I need is a little bit of love and you by my side

Time pulls at this flesh
As we lay here softly and you ask me if

If I’d love you till
If I’d love you till
Till your heart is still?

I’ll give you my all
My heart and my soul
Make them better than before
I’ll give you my all
A body to hold
Till your heart is still…

Just love me with my faults and my scars
Because I just love you the way that you are
Just love me with my faults and my scars
Because I just love you the way that you are

I Had Love for a Moment
Why do we always break what we love?
Why do we always break?
Why do we always shape our own falls?
Why do we always fall?

I'm tired of this lonely world.
I'm tired....
I have tried Jesus lead me on.
I'm alone, I'm alone.

I had love but now it's gone.
I had love for a moment.
I had love but now it's gone.
I had love for a moment.

Why do I always sail for the storm?
Thinking I'm better off.
Or drown out the truth with my foolish thoughts?
Thinking I'm strong enough.

I'm tired of this lonely world.
I'm tired....
I have tried Jesus lead me on.
I'm alone, I'm alone.

I had love but now it's gone.
I had love for a moment.
I had love but now it's gone.
I had love for a moment.
 

 

Starlit Summer's Eve

Credits
Starlit Summer's Eve
Written by Vian
Piano, Synths, Percussion, Guitar, Vocals - Vian
Backing Vocals - Hein

Mostly
Written by Vian
Una Corda, Vocals - Vian
Banjo, Backing Vocals - Sarah Jane Wood

Produced by Vian and Hein
Recorded/Mixed by Vian at Vohnic Music, Nashville
Mastered by Steve Carrao at Sage Audio, Nashville
Album Art by Hein

Tracks
01 Starlit Summer's Eve
02 Mostly

Lyrics

Starlit Summer's Eve
Spring rain brings summer pain we'll rebuild again.
She sang and from the porch it rang she's calling me in.
Caught in the heat of the mid afternoon your eyes were a storm.
Stuck in a room we had nothing to do except feel the warmth.

We will roll out on that water
We will roll out on that water.
We will roll out on that starlit summer's eve.

We sought out all we could but it wasn't enough.
And hell below it is freezing cold and God is above.
but I've got you and you've got me. That's all we need.
I'm empty got a rage within. I'm a storm you see.

We will roll out on that water
We will roll out on that water.
We will roll out on that starlit summer's eve.

Mostly
I'm mostly scared
mostly unprepared
I'm a mess...
I've lost most of myself
As the waves came crashing down
I'm a wreck...

I've bought up all my dreams
And sold off most my heart
I've been lying to myself
Just to bury all my thoughts.

That I'm mostly scared
I am mostly unprepared
I'm a mess...

I've lost most of myself
As the waves came crashing down
I'm a wreck...

I've been burying my sins
And paid the deadly cost
Of a life full of success
and an empty broken heart...

That's mostly scared
Mostly unprepared
and is a mess...

That's lost most of itself
As the waves came crashing down
And is a wreck...
 

The Astronaut Acoustic

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Credits

The Astronaut
Written by Vian

Vocals, Piano, Synths by Vian
Acoustic Guitar by Lincoln Mick

Produced by Vian
Mixed by Vian
Mastered at Sage Audio in Nashville

Falling Down
Written by Vian
Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Synths, Percussion by Vian

Produced by Vian
Mixed by Vian
Mastered at Sage Audio in Nashville

Album Art by Hein Zaayman

Tracks
01 The Astronaut (Acoustic)
02 Falling Down

Lyrics
The Astronaut

I, I never want to come down. 
See all the world and it's burning now.
And I, I never want to let go.
I can hold out here. 
Keep on praying for my soul.

And I, I believe with my whole heart that this is real.
I'm the last one, I'm up here.
And I, I will light the lights up in my heart and hold it back.
From the chaos in the dark.

I, I only long for you
But your eyes are cold and your lips are blue.
So I, I, I'm heading for the stars.
Nothing left here... The whole thing's just an aching scar.

And I, I believe with my whole heart that this is real.
I'm the last one, I'm up here.
And I, I will light the lights up in my heart and hold it back.
From the chaos in the dark.

And I, I believe with my whole heart that this is real.
I'm the last one, I'm up here.
And I, I will light the lights up in my heart and hold it back.
From the chaos in the dark.

 

Falling Down
Everything changes
Everything changes
So please don't change love

Though the crowd will make their faces
The crowd will tear you to pieces
So sty with me love

Every time I try to stay the same
My feet move on, my hands, pull me away
Come dance with me love

Oh, this is how we learn
By falling down, falling down

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