Never Been To Athens | Alphanaut

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Liner notes

"Never Been To Athens" is Alphanaut's first single from the full length album "Out of Orbit". The lyric to the song is about shedding the angst associated with youth hood and the move into becoming an adult.

The single features two remixes of the title cut and a bonus, non-album song "AL 424-15". The "Planet Nibiru Remix" was done by Alphanaut bringing in Middle Eastern instrumentation to the song. The "It's Gonna Crash Remix" was created by Ted Scarlett, which revs up the tune for the dance floor. "AL 424-15" is a song set in a post apocalyptic Earth and the journey of a lone android.

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About the artist

Lush orchestral electro-pop, untethered jazz, supple melodies and lyrics that interject the outward and the inward into traditional song structures: Alphanaut is the musical collective created by songwriter-performer Mark Alan.

After releasing his first EP “The Lunar Age” in 2009, Alan followed up with the full length “Out of Orbit” which was dense and dark in tone. He followed that with a more organic sounding "Little Sun” in 2012 featuring lush string instrumentation and acoustic elements. For his next release due in 2014 the Alphanaut sound will be flipped once again featuring a combination of micro-beats, vintage keys and catchy pop hooks. Its destined to be his most commercial release to date.

Lyrics

I'm a man of many words
Though few have been said
I viewed them all perspectively
But hid them away in my head

I've never been to Athens
I've never been to Rome
Never been anywhere that ever felt like home
I never had a compass to show me the way
To the safety of your arms

Tethered to the Earth
In the shadow of my fears
I may have smiled
But I never met their eyes in twenty years

I've never been to Athens…

The wind rises and carries me
To the places I'd dreamt I'd be
I close my eyes, strengthen ties
And see your eyes right in front of me

I've never been to Athens…

I've never been to Venus
I've never been to Mars
I've never been some place
With so many stars
I drift of towards them
And find my own way
Can you see me, can you see me