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Leopard​-​Skin Vespa

from Time Spent Swimming by Selina Martin

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    Comes in an eco-friendly sleeve with a lovely insert listing track credits and acknowledgements.
    Artwork by Vanessa Coleman (@Artwolf), Mia Murphy (@liability_planet), Selina Martin and Tom Meienburg.

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    Deluxe 12" album pressed on yellow vinyl with red marble.
    In a gatefold sleeve with inner and outer artwork collages by Tom Meienburg, Vanessa Coleman @artwolf, Mia Murphy @liability_planet, and Selina Martin.

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about

This is a song of having and still wanting.
It's about living in Cannes, France.
It's about feeling completely not at home.
Evan Cartwright played live drum kit + coconuts in Toronto and did some really killer fills.
Doug sent bass tracks remotely afterwards. His bass trip in the bridge is a thing to behold.

It's about desire.
It's about living in a beautiful place and wishing you were elsewhere.
And of course about wanting a Leopard-skin Vespa.

lyrics

I got golden shoes and real crushed diamonds on my eyes. My lips are rouge and I hold my head up high.
And the streets of my home are dipped in wine and cologne. And it’s a lot of work, my insatiable thirst.
And I’m just like you; a designer dog in a designer purse.

But you look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.
You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.

The sky is blue from morning till the day is done. By the afternoon I’m still resistant to the sun.
Now I’ve perfected my stride to an emotionless glide. And I got a lot of stuff, but it’s never enough.
And I’m just like you; my skin is tanned and my body’s buff.

But you look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.
You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.

Nothing exists unless I see it. That looks like a shell, not a peanut. And I got to be closest to the sun, here in my cult of one.

I got golden shoes and real crushed diamonds on my eyes. I look at you and see straight through to my horizon.
And the streets of my home are dipped in wine and cologne. And it’s a lot of work, my insatiable thirst.
And I’m just like you; designer dog in a designer purse.

But you look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.
You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa. You look so cool on your leopard skin vespa.
… so cool on your leopard skin vespa!

credits

from Time Spent Swimming, released November 25, 2022
Doug Friesesn (bass),
Evan Cartwright (drums, coconut),
Alex Gamble (drum machine),
Selina Martin (guitar, voice, organ, programmed drums, samples)

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Selina Martin Toronto, Ontario

This France-based Canadian songwriter fuses organic instrumentation, samples, field recordings, physical synths as well as plug-ins plus vocal improvisation in a buoyant expansion of genres that could be described as electro-post-rock, or singer-songwriter art-pop. It doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before, yet there are hooks in almost every song. ... more

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