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Ardent Spring • Part I

by GRETA

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about

German-born GRETA is ready with her long-awaited debut EP and invites you into her dreamy synthpop universe, created in close collaboration with the Berlin- based Norwegian artist and producer FARAO.

‘Ardent Spring • Part I’ is a collection of the many songs Greta has written which did not fit with Ida Red or her old band Who Is Louis. These are songs that have set a new course and direction and has created a whole new universe for the singer.


She tells us that all the music is written during spring which is often a time full of seasonal changes and elaborates: “Spring to me is often where I take my time to think and where my head is filled with chaos and new ideas bloom. Especially the spring in Berlin and Copenhagen has inspired me - the very contrast between nature (which is constantly changing) and hard concrete ( which pretty much remains as it is).”


These are songs about love, inner turmoil, finding yourself, dreams, hopes and constant longing for the ardent spring.


We are still moving around in GRETA’s dreamy 80s inspired synthpop universe, where the music is both playful, vivid, floating and dreamy at the same time. The debut EP brings together the three singles ‘Bad Lovers’, the title song ‘Ardent Spring’ and ‘Spin’ with the three new tracks ‘White’, ‘Wilderness’ and ‘Baby’.


The debut EP is recorded and produced in Berlin in close collaboration with the Berlin-based Norwegian artist and producer FARAO.


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released October 11, 2019

All songs written by Greta Louise Schenk
 


Produced by Kari Jahnsen (FARAO)

Mixed by Ånde Meisfjord (Tropical Contract High)

Mastered by Emil Thomsen (ET Mastering)


GRETA is:

Greta Louise Schenk - vocal, synthesizer, autoharp, omnichord, piano 


Additional Musicians:

Kari Jahnsen – synthesizer, zither, drum prod., backing vocals

Ådne Meisfjord – synthesizer, drum prod., 

Niels Münster – bass (track #5)

Erlend Eggestad – synthesizer, spanish guitar


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GRETA Copenhagen, Denmark

Greta is a songwriter and composer who also produces her own music. She was born in a little seaside town in nothern Germany and grew up playing classical music and listening to her parents’ Abba and Kate Bush records. 


She moved to Denmark in 2011 and has since been very active on the Danish music scene. First with her band Who is Louis who disbanded in 2016. Now she is part of Ida Red and solo
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Track Name: Spin
Tell me

You won’t give in on that day

When will you try again?

My oh my

Don’t let it shake it you up

Everytime

If I could calm the fire

That rages inside

I would surely try

If I could stop myself

I wouldn’t run away

From everything that you hide
Deep sigh

A part of you needs life

But you can’t breathe in

You’ve gone too far and so

The wheel keeps on spinning
Once again we are lost

In the park of possibilities

When did we grow too old

To leave our kisses on the ferriswheel

If I could calm the fire

That rages inside

I would surely try

If I could stop i wouldn’t run away from you
You and I are howling at the moon

You and I are swimming in the sea

I always thought the truth is coming soon 

Tell me who do you want to be?
Deep sigh

A part of you needs life

But you can’t breathe in 

You’ve gone too far and so 

The wheel keeps on spinning
Track Name: Ardent Spring
Unknown under the same moon

As we went through the park at night

Day and Night have switched their sides 

From locked to open ends

We were young that night

We went through the garden

Through the hole in the fence

And kisses like ardent spring

Your tongue is thicker than mine

I know that now

You knew so many words

Each sound each line

Of my favorite books and my favorite songs

Tell me, how do you know them ?

Tell me, how do you know me so well ?

Unknown under the same moon

As we went through the park at night

Day and Night have switched their sides 

From locked to open ends
I’ve worn your words since then

I’ve put them on my body

They’re tight, they keep me warm

I’ll read them again and again

They make me warmer than I’ve ever been

I don’t want them to come of

I don’t want them to come of

Everyday I go back to that hole

I go into it and out of it and into it and out of it 

Into it and out of it

Can’t find my way out of it again

I’ve lost my selfcontrol in it
I was good on my own 

With you I’m better 

Say I’m better

Unknown under the same moon

As we went through the park at night 

Day and Night have switched their sides 

From locked to open ends
Track Name: Bad Lovers
Now we’re walking on the moon

'You and I

You told me, it’s the last goodbye
 


Then you turned around and held my hand

Then we were one again

Looking through black glass 

All layers of the flood

Too tight


How did we end here? 

Deviously appear 

At night



Nobody warned us 

Need Someone to trust
Endlessly

Are we all bad lovers? 

Feels like gravity

Don’t leave

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