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Wilson's Prom

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Love Fool 03:33
" Covering my teeth Peeking through what I knew Trouble underneath Take it down, turn around Circles on TV Pull the pin, closing in Rushing over me Chemicals, get the girls Get the girls You can say I love you in a frame There’s no space for anything to change Loving isn’t living by a rule I would rather love you like a fool Fool Make another face Little more underscore Maybe it’s a fake Pay the price, sacrifice In it for the chase Fill the cup, not enough It’s a funny place Where you been next of kin? Next of kin You can say I love you in a frame There’s no space for anything to change Loving isn’t living by a rule I would rather love you like a fool Fool Fool Fool Fool You can say I love you in a frame There’s no space for anything to change Loving isn’t living by a rule I would rather love you like a fool Fool "
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" What would my mother say, as I cry into my pillowcase? Another Thursday; wishing I could bury my face I want Bobby, but he's into the boy in the back The one with the cow-lick and a body always on track He's prettier than I'll ever be He's got a look that I'll never see He thinks I'm a stranger; though I've known him for seventeen years He was by the manger of a cheesy nativity scene It's a secret; I notice the look in his eyes The way he saw Jesus, well, he told me he could just die He's prettier than I'll ever be He's got a look that I'll never see He's prettier than I'll ever be It's a small disaster Makes my world sink faster Time is running out He's prettier than I'll ever be He's got a look that I'll never see He's prettier than I'll ever be He's got a look that I'll never see (He's prettier than I, ooo He's got a look that I, ooo He's prettier than I, ooo He's got a look that I, ooo) "
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Intermission 01:00
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" You left the dance with the devil, skipping along to your loosely tied dreams They promised you would be out there in no time, as long as you knew where you've been How long have I been in manifest? I have been playing protagonist Now I've landed on my feet again Grounded on my own two limbs You left the band hanging on to a chord that nobody knew how to move to Even the punch didn't have enough kick for the rest of the night to consume you How long have I been in manifest? I have been playing protagonist Now I've landed on my feet again Grounded on my own two limbs You saw the band, left the dance, take my hand, there's a chance you will find someone like you You saw the band, left the dance, take my hand, there's a chance you will find someone like you You saw the band, left the dance, take my hand, there's a chance you will find someone like you You saw the band, left the dance, take my hand, there's a chance you will find someone like you "
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Shapeshifter 04:18
" Fade out; he feels the colour escape while they're turning the lights down Edge back to hide in the shadows Come out; who's got the courage in them to be somebody's someone? He's part of a losing battle Nobody ever seems to feel like they're not normal Shapeshifter, crawling on his back like an alien He's twisting, running out of shapes he's been trying to fit into his routine To show he's like them Hold tight, he's hanging onto a moment suspended in disco Loose grip on a wasted waistline Pretend he's not in love with the one they'll be calling the Prom King He's fighting a losing battle It's like the way it's always been is so important Shapeshifter, crawling on his back like an alien He's twisting, running out of shapes he's been trying to fit into his routine To show he's like them "

about

Hello! James (Feelds) and Rhiannon (Merpire) here. We'd like to present to you our new project, 'Wilson's Prom'.

Being isolated together from early 2020, we've written and recorded a whole EP based around a high school prom night set in the 1950's. Each track dives into the perspective of a different character - presented through a sonic dream-state of love and hopeful hopelessness.

To form the story, we really became swept up in the concept of leaning into a 1950's theme visually, and used it to create music that weaves in and out of different decades. This inspiration helped us to ponder on the fact that one's thoughts and imagination isn't confined by decades, themes or genre; and that everyone has a different perspective on life and their surroundings in general - even if it is a moment shared with others.

We liked the idea of how other musicians might perceive a song in its early stages too, so we asked a few friends to collaborate on the record (listed below). Each song features a different drummer, which helped us play with the leaping about decades & styles.

Help yourself to the punch while you're here, and we hope you enjoy the rest of the story.

Wilson's Prom x


Written, Recorded & Produced by James Seymour (Feelds) & Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt (Merpire) at Small Time Studios in Brunswick, Australia (except ‘Small Disaster’ co-written by Smoke Rings).
Mixed by James Seymour.
Mastered by Isaac Barter.

credits

released November 4, 2020

Featuring guests:

Zack Levine courtesy of Rough Trade Records (Pinegrove, drums on ‘Manifest Protagonist’)
Liam Gough (The Teskey Brothers, drums on ‘Small Disaster’)
Jess Elwood (drums on ‘Shapeshifter’ & ‘Welcome To The Prom’)
Jarred Young (Bad Pony, drums on ‘Love Fool’)
Katie Wighton (All Our Exes Live In Texas, vocals on ‘Manifest Protagonist’
& synth on ‘Welcome To The Prom’)
Mimi Gilbert (bass on ‘Welcome To The Prom’)
Bec Goring (guitar on ‘Welcome To The Prom’)
Daniel O’Keefe (guitar on ‘Welcome To The Prom’)
Mark Webber (acoustic on ‘Welcome To The Prom’)

Front cover photo by Nick Mckk
© Wilson’s Prom 2020

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Wilson's Prom Melbourne, Australia

A project born from the minds of James Seymour (Feelds) & Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt (Merpire), diving into a world within a high school dream-state of teenage love and hopeful hopelessness.

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