LAYLAH

by madelyniris

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Bill Gates I can't tell you how much I love this set of songs. Complex harmonies of the sweetest female vocals with beats like The Weeknd. Looking forward to more! Favorite track: Sweet Goodbyes.
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Queen Elizabeth Chill, dark but still uplifting. Minor fades to major, blood to healing, and hurt blossoms into love. Brilliant lyrics with continuous vibe, song to song. I'd like to compare it to Imogen Heap, but it is darker. All, apparently performed and produced by a 19 year girl. You go madelyniris! Favorite track: Once.
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about

In 2012, madelyniris began recording covers to some of her favorite songs.

Although she rooted herself in indie-folk music, madelyniris was quick to stray away. It was early 2012 that madelyniris began being influenced by artists such as Frank Ocean, Childish Gambino, A$ap Rocky, Chance the Rapper, and The Weeknd. However she has never been limited to these artists; madelyniris also finds inspiration in bands such as Clams Casino, La Dispute, Coldplay, This Will Destroy You, Imogen Heap, I See Stars, and invisible U2.

With her (obvious) eclectic influences, madelyniris is a student at the University of Missouri- Columbia studying vocal performance. Her classical training brings in influences from the greats such as Tchaikovsky and Schutz, as well as the modern Eric Whitacre.

In early 2013 she announced she was working on her first project, scheduled to release in June. Her first album "LAYLAH" was born June 14, 2013, and is continuing to grow and reach new corners of the world that madelyniris could only dream of reaching. As it continues to grow, madelyniris is already back writing, hoping to release her first full-length sometime in 2014.

Contact me at madelyniris@gmail.com for any questions you may have, or if you just want to say hi!

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released June 14, 2013

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Track Name: Once
the sun sets
fading your chest
beating darkly to your thoughts
and the voices
in your head
speak softly to your heart
Track Name: The Beginning
you never imagined you'd be here
walking away with all of your fears

the future doesn't scare me
what scares me is how life seems to slip by
and I can't help but think that
we're limited by time

and so I paint the picture
so I sing the song
so I touch the space in time that shapes what I'll become
Track Name: Sunburn
I've danced in the dark
I've felt the creeping night
What lingers in my heart
is the silent coming light
I've touched the lost and hurt
I've held their hands in mine
what matters not is lost
and what's lost is not our light

tell my skin it must come home
tell my lungs to get some soul
tell the sun that it is whole
tell the night to take control

and you told me I'd never be the same
watching you feel me with your eyes
and you told me I'd never sing the same
after singing with you one night
and the way that you kissed me
and the way that you told me goodbye
if you think you can get away
get away with this for one night

tell my skin it must come home
tell my lungs to get some soul
tell the sun that it is whole
tell the night to take control
tell the stars they are my friends
connecting nerves within my head
tell me I must not pretend
because the night is not the end
[repeat]
Track Name: Simplicity
I've never been so ready
to let go, to let go
of every little thing
of everything

my eyes have changed shades of emerald
and my tongue has twisted upside down
and my face has folded in the strangest places
and my ears attuned to a different sound

my throat is sweeter
my hands are stronger
my heart is bigger
my embrace is tighter
and my feet are quicker
and my mind is ready
to let go tonight
[repeat]

my point here is i'm
growing old
thank you for your time
but i'm simply tired
and i'm growing old
and i'm simply tired
and i'm simply old
Track Name: Siren
your beautiful veins draw constellations
underneath your skin
I feel them every time you breathe in
my arms wrapped around your lungs,
the temptation
of suffocating you with sin
I want you to breathe in
asphyxiation

take a drink of this
taste the hint of rose
feel the warmth of my skin
pull me in too close
just breathe in the smoke
let it fill your lungs
feel the swinging notes
dance along your tongue

tempt me with your twisting tongue
draw me in close with your smirk
use my heart while it's still young
and love me till it hurts
[repeat]

this darkness suits me well
this secret all too fond of me
my blood rises and swells
to the rhythm of the sea

let the bass consume
all that you have been
let its heart kill you
graze along your skin
feel the bite of teeth
taste the hint of blood
all that you have been
is all Ive become

tempt me with your twisting tongue
draw me in close with your smirk
use my heart while it's still young
and love me till it hurts
Track Name: Sweet Goodbyes
I took away your heartbeat
you took away my eyes
I stole your only love song
you stole my only disguise
I hated every second
your dead skin kissed the ground
I tried to kiss your sparkling lips
but only ashes were to be found

and I was set on fire
the night your
hands came back to life
my hunger satisfied
the morning set into our sheets
the yellows and reds bleed
into our sweet goodbyes

I set foot in tomorrow
you stepped back yesterday
I held on to every word
hoping that you might stay
time was a hyperbole
we had no time to spend
our clocks decaying reluctantly
young life growing thin

and I was set on fire
the night your
hands came back to life
my hunger satisfied
the morning set into our sheets
the yellows and reds bleed
into our sweet goodbyes
Track Name: The Morning
morning comes
through the blinds
I'm not out of my mind
thoughts that peek
through my eyes
dreams of living my life sublime
take me in
hear me out
you are one thing i can't live without
you are mine
you are mine
you are mine
you are mine