The Unraveled (Full Album)

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When When I was a young boy The world was in the palm of my hands And as I grew older I began to understand That you Were no friend On you I could never depend And these dreams Though they bleed And they cry to come alive Please I just beg for a kiss To let me know I still exist Cause I need you to smile
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Chained Rebellion All those dreams we softly dreamt All those dreams in a haze of blue Never felt such loneliness Never felt so close to truth Always love for what we wished, even when we had to keep Always moving, never reaching all the things we had to be Trapped within the arms of time This rebellion chained inside our mind [chorus] In this moment In this instance We lost a lifetime, we lost a lifetime Desperate for some other life Clinging on to what we know Half carpe diem and then Looking back at tomorrow Forever was just yesterday Now we’re here caressing heartbreaks we thought were faraway We’re shadows, memories A final dusk and our soul’s released.
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The Unraveled I walked this road in my worn shoes Never even cared to look behind Walked towards a dying light Let the darkness keep me blind You’re talking, I don’t hear you speak So darlin', please just save your words Tomorrow comes, the burden is real Your cries will be the only thing unheard Took a drag of my last cigarette, Closed my eyes, wishing this could be my last breath. Turn the page, let this darkness lift - so we can breathe [chorus] In your hands, is an answer, dear So quietly you slip away Forever’s gone, but this moment is here Unraveled and I left you this way... The children laughing and the world moves on A face I don’t know staring back at me No promises today, if tomorrow comes We'll remember how we used to be Too busy getting by to really just live So lost in now, I forgot to dream You stood silently by our side Carrying a burden I’d never see Took a drag of my last cigarette, Closed my eyes, wishing this could be my last breath. Turn the page and let this darkness lift - so we can breathe. [chorus] Darling touch my hand, can we dream something better than this Press your lips to mine, fairytales end with a kiss. Forever wasn’t meant to fade this far away Somewhere lost inside I think we’re still the same. [chorus]
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Godly Godly - what they call me You can miss me with the bullshit God given me the pulpit. And this blue pen Brown king got a round brown thing Ride around town with the top down Bow down to the brown skin You a hater if you ain’t bouncing By now you should know that the flow move mountains And I ain’t just found it I’ve been loading up clips rain down like a fountain Load another fuckin’ round then If you ain’t my king get down then If you ain’t my king get down then Wanna call me king, get down then Load another fuckin’ round then If you ain’t my king get down then
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Breathe Me In Raindrops crashing down a window Chasing paths that you know We’ve been here to end again Same words spoken all before, tired This will be the last time, that you’ll hear them from my lips They say people don’t change you said there would be no more games I know I shouldn’t have listened. Holding out for hope, you’re clinging Seal your fate before the end. [chorus] Breathe me in Figure me out Learn me again If the storm should pass And we don’t fade away Learn me again. You’ve been running around in circles Looking with your eyes closed You don’t want to see yourself. Just take a look in the mirror And see yourself clearer Before you lose me. Holding out for hope, you’re clinging Seal your fate before the end. [chorus]
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BITTER HERBS Bitter herbs, crushed to dust now Nectar sweet, melt away now Everything, slowly steeping inside This cup is warm, but only tonight. Take a sip, can we forget now Just today, no words or regrets now If this is the last time to gaze in your eyes Heart breaks spilling into this chai [chorus] There was a time, we both dreamed away In coffee shops, our love brewing away Let me drink deep your fantasies Pour your secrets out, all your memories And now we’re here, it only ends once now When you leave, forever is done now And I know there’s nothing more we can say As we’re sitting here, already drifting away Can we linger, just one story, one more fantasy When this cup is done - so are we.
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Just Freedom 01:41
JUST FREEDOM Give me that freedom just to feel so good You give me freedom just to feel so good I got that freedom just to feel so good Give me that freedom just to feel so good
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Athenaeum 01:34
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Whisper half a truth I’ll give you half a lie Overdose on love I’ll bring you back to life I’m just that sorrow Slowly fading away Memories of a heart That you never tamed Many times I tried set you free I couldn't knowing how much You loved me Hide my heart, maybe, we can survive Make believe and I’ll tell you everything’s fine We’ll waste away Just one more day We’ll masquerade As we fade away [chorus] Don’t be fooled by your love for me Let go of your emotions and wake up from the fantasy Don't be fooled by your love for me If you knew how I felt, you would learn to forgive me My dreams at night are full of regrets Of your broken heart caged And a love that will never be met I'm not unfaithful, I’m just incomplete like my soul is in rebellion and your love won’t let you see I'm not the one to want to break your heart To take devotion so pure and tear it apart And we’ll masquerade As we fade away [chorus]
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SHATTERED ON THE INSIDE Nights wrapping over our souls Buried in our memories No dreams other than this I can’t remember how it used to be Pretty lights flashing in your eyes Only we could ever know Deeper truths, shackled away Scream and let go [chorus] Shattered on the inside Pretending that we’re alright Falling deeper, intoxicated These dreams got me faded We said that we could be free And live our lives one day at a time But baby all is never forgotten Tears hide behind smiling eyes Let’s not forget, all the talk There’s nothing more I want to know Deeper truths, shackled away Scream and let go [chorus]
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about

Philadelphia producer / songwriter ash.ØK weaves disparate threads of genre — electronica, trap, hip-hop, folk, blues, and ambient — into a fine tapestry of sonic innovation.

Straddling cultures as a first-generation Indian American, ash.ØK was as influenced by gritty boom bap of artists like Nas, Pharcyde, and Notorious B.I.G. as by the ancient music of his parent’s Indian Catholic heritage. The incongruity of continental divide and generations is what forges ash.ØK’s distinct sound, merging traditional Eastern themes and chord progressions with rich urban compositions of layered complexity.

His latest album, The Unraveled, examines themes of melancholia and the dissolution of love within intimate relationships. Through the use of opposing perspectives, ash.ØK embraces polarized storytelling as relationships shatter, deteriorating from internal conflicts of the individual and their character. This theme is brought home in deftly crafted, artfully arranged, and lushly layered textiles of sound.

The Unraveled begets critical mass in its fusion of disparate genres with orchestral and urban instrumentation, haunting vocals, and synth production. The album, which ash.ØK produced over a period of two years, features collaborations with artists including Tina Guo (Ellie Goulding, John Legend, Hans Zimmer), Kid Moxie, Anna Yvette (Machine Gun Kelly, MiTiS, Rootkit), Chrysanthe Tan (Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Justin Beiber), and Kaly (A.R. Rahman, Rianjali, Raxstar) among many others.

The album was engineered by Grammy-winning Jeff Chestak (Kanye West, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake) and Ryan Schwabe (King Britt, Baauer, RJD2) & can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and all other major outlets.

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released January 28, 2018

:: When ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by The House Jacks

:: Chained Rebellion ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Kid Moxie
Lead violin performed and arranged by Chrysanthe Tan
Programming / Arrangement by Ashok Kailath

:: The Unraveled ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Rebecca Loebe
Rebecca Loebe vocals recorded by Jinx McGee
Additional vocals performed by Rianjali
Programming by ash.ØK

:: Godly ::
Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Kaly
Bass by Rhodney "Rah Sungee" Miller

:: Holding Sand ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Cello, Erhu, and Native American Bass Flute performed and arranged by Tina Guo
Programming / Arrangement by Ashok Kailath

:: Breathe Me In ::
Produced and Recorded by Ashok Kailath (ASCAP)
Vocals performed by Anna Yvette
Lyrics written by Ashok Kailath, Anna Yvette, and Pretha John
Additional vocals performed by Rianjali
Programming / Arrangement by Ashok Kailath

:: Bitter Herbs ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Merry Ellen Kirk
Lyrics written by Ashok Kailath and Pretha John
Lead Guitar performed and arranged by Phil Romeo
Additional guitars by ash.ØK

:: Just Freedom ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by ash.ØK

:: Athenaeum ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Laiyla-Rose Kailath and Augustine Kailath

:: We’ll Waste Away ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Robyn Cage
Tabla performed by Jomy George
Lyrics written By Ashok Kailath and Pretha John
Additional lyrics by Vanaysia Le
Additional vocals performed by Miranda Rae

:: Liquid Therapy ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Additional Production by Alvaro Flash Icaza

:: Shattered On The Inside ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Vocals performed by Conkarah
Additional production by DJ Jounce
Lyrics written By Ashok Kailath and Pretha John
Scratch Guitar by Harry Wilson


:: Don’t Say Xie-Xie ::
Written, Produced, and Arranged by ash.ØK
Brass Ensemble by The West Philadelphia Orchestra
Recorded for The West Philadelphia Orchestra by Adam Hershberger and David Fishkin
Strings by The Jaclyn Duncan Trio (Jaclyn Duncan, Samantha Hyo Crawford, Mark Bassett)

:: All tracks programmed by ash.ØK
:: All tracks mixed by Jeff Chestak
:: All tracks mastered by Ryan Schwabe

Cover Art and Album Design: Bret Syfert
Photography: Dan Drufovka

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ASHDOTOK Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

:: Producer | Urban | Electronica ::
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Featuring music with TINA GUO x KID MOXIE x CHRYSANTHE TAN x CONKARAH x ANNA YVETTE x JOMY GEORGE x MANY MORE!

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