Cosmic Comics

by Leisure Chief

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1.
Saturday 04:30
Saturday, Saturday, Saturday with you Is the reason that can get me through. Another day to lift the weight. Forget about the childish things we do. (x2) When I look into your eyes. They shine the same color. Of brown and green and white. It’s a marvel to behold you. As we stare into the sky. Forgive ourselves our former plight. Only time can nullify. Bring us closer to the light. Saturday, Saturday, Saturday with you Is the reason that can get me through. Another day to lift the weight. Forget about the childish thing we do. Until we love ourselves again. And absolve ourselves the obvious, Honey let the light shine in. Saturday, Saturday, Saturday with you Is the reason that can get me through. Another day to lift the weight Forget about the childish things we do.
2.
Slide 05:30
Slide. Just slide. Slide. Just slide. Driving around since four in the morning. Girls messing around honking my horn and– fiddlin’ with my dials and she’s smiling. Let it just slide and turn my music up. Slide. Just Slide. Slide. Just slide. Driving around the cosmic sea. Dropping my fares at the edge of the galaxy. Navigating space by the star shine. If I just slide and fade into a state of mind. (Slide into my home) Cause maybe I dream too much, but I’d rather dream about a world that’s beautiful. Maybe I’m out of touch But I’d rather dream about a world that’s beautiful. Slide. Just slide. Slide. Just slide.
3.
Pieces left before us. Wide-eyed child of fire and starlight. How long, how long have you waited? To feel the touch of rain as it falls down your face. To know the woes of life only to forget. To return a child weeping. Hung up on some super natural thing. Maybe we’re just lonely. The dream when I awake will surely fade. I wonder what will follow it.
4.
Space Taco 06:01
5.
Curves 07:29
Curves. How can something feel so right? We can just stay in tonight. Curves. B.A.double B. With your big ass booty “B” She’s the girl with a little more CURVES. They make you lose your mind. Work for the rest of your life. Curves. Might change up your religious views. Fuck with your head, that’s what booty can do. Take me to an infinite place. Show me all the things you like to do. We’ll travel through the endless space. We could light a candle, too. To set the mood, if you like. Be outdoors. Stay inside. But I really don’t care what we do. Long as we can get into. Curves. They’re never going out of style. You’re never left without a smile. Curves. B.A. double B. With your big ass booty “B” She’s the girl with a little more CURVES. They’re so supernatural. We still have a planet full of CURVES. They might change up your religious views. Fuck with your head that’s what booty can do. (Chorus) (Spending every dollar every dime for the rest of your life. Curves, you’ll fucking work for the rest of your life.)
6.
Window 06:01
One more game to play. You can’t find the door. What you choose to say In the game of less is more. It’s no easy thing. Each day seems so long. Hung in chords and strings In a day in a life gone wrong. You’ll have to find another way To say the same thing. To live forever in a day feeling insane. It’s just the quiet early stage. You’ll have to find another way. The “window” is closing. The “window” is closing. The “window” is closing. The “window” is closing down on you. Still inside a dream. Still that dream in me. Nothings what it seems When it’s not what it’s supposed to be. Here’s an empty page. When it seems just like a sound. Quiet early stage For the words that I have not found. (Chorus) You’ll have to find another way. To live forever in a day. It’s just the quiet early stage. You’ll have to find another way.
7.
Meta 05:13
No more meta for you, Mr. “nothing is cool” No more meta for you. No more things within things, Or songs about songs, Or words without weight. Do you even hear yourself? Don’t hide. Don’t leave. Don’t hide behind irony. Nothings sacred, nothings scarce. Nothings sacred. All is sinking.
8.
Grumps 06:07
I wondered if truth would pour inside of my cup, and sure enough. I’m holding my neck just right to hold my head up. Eyes above. I like how I’m redefining nothing at all. At all. I’m closing my eyes so I get mad at something small. Grouchy young man with the wheel in your hand There’s people you love, people you hate. Whether you change, or you stay the same. People you love, people you hate. When you’re asleep, when you are awake. People you love, people you hate. When you are behind the wheel of your car, there’ll be People you love, that you love to hate. Absorbed in this horrifying picture of woe. Oh no. You’ll be better by far if you can let that shit go. You think the world revolves, the world revolves around your plans? You think the world revolves, the world revolves around your plans? Grouchy young man with the wheel in your hand There’s people you love, people you hate. Whether you change, or you stay the same. People you love, people you hate. When you’re asleep, when you are awake. People you love, people you hate. When you are behind the wheel of your car, there’ll be People you love, that you love to hate. Ooooo, oh I’m trying. Trying to be open minded.

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“Cosmic Comics” is the culmination of a vision that will take you on an explorative journey for the senses with astral funk grooves, lyrical hooks, and a cosmic soundscape to float away on. Brought to life through the collaboration of incredible talent, written by Derek Engstrom, and produced by Keegan Matthews, "Cosmic Comics" embodies the evolution of the band’s sound since their 2019 double-single “Deux,” and introduces added layers of strings, horns, and percussion to the original soul of the quintet.

Conceptually, Derek Engstrom cites his inspiration for writing the album title “Cosmic Comics” as drawn from the book “Cosmic Comics,” by author Italo Calvino, and the ability to illuminate beauty and perspective of often overlooked aspects of life; both serious and playful, but most importantly, parts of the same universe. The album carries that same quality, allowing each song to be explored in and of itself, but clearly parts of a whole.

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released January 29, 2021

RECORDING

City of Progress Studios | Engineered by Brian Robertson |
Drums + Bass + Rhodes + Organ + Clavinet + Korg MS2000B |
Viking Studios | Engineered by Jon Tucker - Guitar I | January 2019
Brob Studios | Engineered by Brian Roberson | Vocals | April 2019
Buckingham Studios | Engineered by Aaron Buckingham | Trumpet
+ Alto/Tenor/Baritone Saxophone + Trombone | October 2019
Audiocastle | Engineered by Brian Robertson | Violin I + Violin II
+ Viola + Cello + Mellotron | October 2019
Keegan’s Home Studio | Engineered by Keegan Matthews |
Anthony Cole Tenor Saxophone + Piano + DX7 + SH-32 + KorgMICRO
+ Percussion + Guitar II + Acoustic Guitar | October 2019 - April 2020


ARRANGEMENTS

Vocals | Derek Engstrom
Horns | Derek Engstrom + Keegan Matthews + Christian Ryan
Strings | Keegan Matthews (Edited by Nicole Omat)


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Album Artwork | Adam Robl
Album Layout Design | Chris McMullen
Mixed | Brian Robertson
Mastered | Mastered by Emily Lazar at The Lodge, NYC assisted by Chris Allgood
Produced | Keegan Matthews
Music and Lyrics | Derek Engstrom
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Leisure Chief is an original collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the mind and the booty. Influenced by funk, soul, R&B, and jazz fusion, the band weaves lyrical and instrumental music, grooving for the enjoyment of all. The sound is dynamic, featuring high-energy moments that make you bounce, as well as imaginative contrasts of soundscapes through the spectrum of human emotion. ... more

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