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Past Lives

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Gonna try and play it off Gonna try and sell you Gonna say I know the cost What we got it can’t be through Giving up is so hard So, you think you can get it back Lately I’ve been so alone Now I’m slipping off the track How do we get back to before, think it’s hopeless We said forever now it’s gone Just sometimes wish I didn’t know Don’t make it wasted time, if you let it go Just sometimes wish I didn’t know Sometimes seems so hard just to let it go City lights begin to fade Like visions of our past Darkness, I’ll lose my way What it takes to make it last It’s the ways we used to be Slow hands, Friday nights Getting high on your cologne Next time We’ll get it right, hoping, keep our focus Take our chances on tomorrow Just sometimes wish I didn’t know Don’t make it wasted time, if you let it go Just sometimes wish I didn’t know Sometimes seems so hard just to let it go How can we get back to before, now it’s over I can’t keep going on sleepless nights I feel the truth weighing down on these shoulders I still remember how it was Just sometimes wish I didn’t know I wish I didn’t know Just sometimes wish I didn’t know Don’t make it wasted time, if you let it go Just sometimes wish I didn’t know I can’t go back now Dream about tomorrow, don’t let it show I know it’s taken years I know it’s taken years I know it’s taken years I know it’s taken years
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I’m so done with the bruises I was quick to pretend I’m ready for a feeling That I just can’t defend Oh, time marches on Still you try to make it all blend Don’t hold back our love I gave you the best my heart could extend Sometimes in the middle of night I miss you, god I hope I’ll be alright I wish you could try to understand Please know, did the best that I can I see you there staring Chances I wouldn’t deny Precious hearts are for caring Forget the magic was mine Vultures will circle Oh, so lions left to the lambs Don’t stay up all night Wasting those best laid plans Sometimes in the middle of night I miss you, god I hope I’ll be alright I wish you could try to understand Please know, did the best that I can Sometimes in the middle of night I miss you, god I hope I’ll be alright Wish you could try to understand I did the best that I can Sometimes in the middle of night I miss you, god I hope I’ll be alright I wish you could try to understand Please know, did the best that I can Sometimes in the middle of night I miss you, god I hope I’ll be alright I wish you could try to understand Please know, did the best that I can Get back to a higher love Get back to a higher love Get back to a higher love Did the best that I can Get back to a higher love Get back to a higher love Get back to a higher love
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No Tag Backs 03:14
Since you said that we were through I still do anything for you Time keeps dragging on God what can I do I’ve played this game before The facts I can’t ignore You hurt me through and through And all I ever wanted was Oh no Can’t pretend I don’t know no Now you got me all time low low Friends keep telling me girl you gotta say Bye bye, wipe away the tears you cry cry Never thought you'd get my why why Done with missing you and your little lie It’s been hands against the stone Every moment I’m alone Searching for the truth but you’re still going strong I finally see the light And that the love I saved was right Starting out again I just gotta breathe Oh no Can’t pretend I don’t know no Now you got me all time low low Friends keep telling me girl you gotta say Bye bye, wipe away the tears you cry cry Never thought you'd get my why why Done with missing you and your little lie Don't care anymore, throw all doubt out the door Imma even the score, no tag backs no tag backs Don't care anymore, throw all doubt out the door Imma even the score, no tag backs no tag backs No tag backs, no tag backs No tag backs, no tag backs Harder, knowing that the goods take longer This time I believe I'm stronger Moving on without you is all I can do Can do, never thought the pain I’d get through No matter what it takes I can't lose Knowing I'm so done with darkness and rules Lies, I am strong Getting back can't be wrong Somewhere we all belong (knowing I'm so done with darkness and rules) No tag backs, no tag backs Lies, I am strong Getting back can't be wrong Somewhere we all belong (knowing I'm so done with darkness and rules) No tag backs, no tag backs
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Diva 03:38
Didn’t we, didn’t we, almost have it all? So, if you want it, give it up, I won’t stand in your way Take this heavy heart, I won’t beg you to stay This time for sure, it’s gonna be the last one together Listen all those nights, with dreams too young to die Wake up, there’s no words gonna make you stay Break up, but the heart never fades away Bittersweet, but lately I’ve been thinking Time can’t erase the pain You’ll always be my baby, like Mariah said (Young Mariah said, young Mariah said) Do you remember fantasy? We were alright Didn’t we, didn’t we, almost have it all? Didn’t we, didn’t we? Every time I hear your name, takes me back to the night But that was long ago, now I’m losing this fight Down this endless road Hope someday it’ll feel alright, but it don’t feel that way tonight You’ll always be my baby, like Mariah said (Young Mariah said, young Mariah said) Do you remember fantasy? We were alright Didn’t we, come on back to me Remember the nights we used to crush? I wish I didn’t miss them so damn much Just open the door, I’ve had enough Since you been gone, emotions gotten tough Oh, I’m hearing what you’re saying, but this love has been restraining Wake me up, wake me up Is this real love? Wake me up, wake me up Now I know, now I know Boy it takes time Like Mariah said, kinda boy I’ve been dreaming of Do you remember fantasy? We were alright Didn’t we, didn’t we, almost have it all? Young Mariah said A perfect love Didn’t we, didn’t we, almost have it all? I wanna dance with somebody that feels love Didn’t we, didn’t we, almost have it all?
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Higher 03:23
Just say forever to being drunk in love No, I need you closer, two hearts attention of Need another reason I could never change your mind Is it wrong to know it? But this time I know I’m right See love could never do without you And this time I just know I’ll get through See I was never good at goodbye But goodbye, goodbye Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Remember how you used to Always wanted me to go Always took you back though But all I wanted, to say you missed me Or call to say you cared Now I know the truth hurts But the game was never fair See love could never do without you And this time I just know I’ll get through See I was never good at goodbye But goodbye, goodbye Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Try a little bit harder (cause it’s over) Get a little bit higher (cause it’s over) Try a little bit harder (cause it’s over) Get a little bit higher Try Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Get a little bit higher, if that’s all you wanna be Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over Try a little bit harder (it’s over) Get a little bit higher (it’s over) Get a little bit higher (it’s over) Try a little bit harder, next time now cause it’s over
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Thirsty 04:27
Give it up If you wanna be free You'll fill my cup Tell me your fantasy I want it so bad Someone like you How do I know if you’re feeling it too? Yours if you want You do it so right Pick up the change I’m lost in your light Come on take a piece of my heart Trace it back to the start Another one begging please Another left on her knees Find a reason to believe Wicked charms they won't deceive Making it real, Saturday nights Playing it cool when everything’s right Falling in deep, inside of your mind Never too young, tell me what you find Break me apart Bend the reality Working the art How do we disagree Pounding my chest Falling for you Nobody wrecks me the way that you do Give me a reason Somebody to love Lately been feel it came from above Come on take a piece of my heart Trace it back to the start Another one begging please Another left on her knees Find a reason to believe Wicked charms they won't deceive Making it real, Saturday nights Playing it cool when everything’s right Falling in deep, inside of your mind Never too young, tell me what you find Tell me what you find Tell me what you find Come on take a piece of my heart Trace it back to the start Another one begging please Another left on her knees Find a reason (another one begging please) Find a reason Find a reason (another one begging please) Find a reason to believe Wicked charms they won't deceive Making it real, Saturday nights Playing it cool when everything’s right Falling in deep, inside of your mind Never too young, tell me what you find Find a reason to believe Wicked charms they won't deceive Find a reason to believe Wicked charms they won't deceive Tell me what you find
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Solo 03:38
It’s a game of chance to you Didn’t know that I would play And I don’t wanna hide it Fact I can’t walk away You coulda rode right past Shoulda left me out You were so damn good In your cross hairs Thought I had some doubts Cards you won’t show Wish you’d let go On the down low I went solo, solo Boy you don’t know Sure, you think so Cause I don’t gotta buy it I’ll go solo, solo You were careless from the start Now I’m waiting for a spark Leaning on my heart Trust I won’t fall apart So, forget me not And I won’t reach out Always was a queen Oh, that you won’t cross It was never in doubt Cards you won’t show Wish you’d let go On the down low I went solo, solo Boy you don’t know Sure, you think so Cause I don’t gotta buy it I’ll go solo, solo Cards you won’t show Wish you’d let go On the down low I went solo, solo Boy you don’t know Sure, you think so Cause I don’t gotta buy it I’ll go solo, solo Cards you won’t show I’ve been drinking, thinking, winking On the down low I’ve been drinking, thinking, winking Cards you won’t show Wish you’d let go On the down low I went solo, solo Boy you don’t know Sure, you think so Cause I don’t gotta buy it I’ll go solo, solo I’ve been drinking, thinking, winking I’ve been drinking, thinking, winking
8.
Sugar Daddy 03:27
Believe we’re in too deep, I think we crossed that line There’s no going back, it’s in the air, if you need a sign So, make a move, boy don’t be shy I’m barely breathing, I won’t be tonight So, come on light the spark, I’m done waiting for love in the dark Young blood, come do me right Don’t stop, make it last through the night Warm ways, go to extremes Sugar daddy, you’re just like a dream You’re just like a dream How can I explain it? I’ve got nothing to lose The way you make me feel, I don’t care to play it cool It’s coming on and I’m ready to ride Tough enough to satisfy You wanna pour me some wine? Don’t fight, your love is blind Young blood, come do me right Don’t stop, make it last through the night Warm ways, go to extremes Sugar daddy, you’re just like a dream Falling, falling, falling fast Falling, falling, falling so long Falling, falling, falling fast Falling, falling, falling so long Young blood, come do me right Don’t stop, make it last all night Young blood, come do me right Don’t stop, make it last all night Sugar daddy, you’re just like a dream You’re just like a dream Young blood, come do me right Don’t stop, make it last though the night Warm ways, go to extremes Sugar daddy, you’re just like a dream You’re just like a dream You’re just like a dream Sugar daddy, you’re just like a dream
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Faded Love 03:41
Faded love, faded love How could I put it, no you shouldn’t, moving on Tripped again, not a friend Since you’ve been gone In my head, still holding me tight I missed the days when we ruled the night Take it back, don’t go slow It’s in the air, can’t you feel it Faded love How can I pretend? Faded love I still miss it Like a scene from a movie, you realize Pull me close, credits roll Tell me lies In a dream, but we’re running out of time Took for granted, now I tow the line Second chances, no regrets Take our time, ‘cause we got Faded love How can I pretend? Faded love I still miss it Don’t call it goodbye I know we’ll be fine I got what it takes To get past heartbreak Don’t call it goodbye I know we’ll be fine I got what it takes To get past heartbreak Faded love (faded love) Faded love (faded love) How can I pretend? How can I pretend? Oh Faded, faded Faded love I still miss it Faded love I still miss it Faded love I still miss it Faded love I still miss it Faded love
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Past Lives 03:30
In a flash of light, now a memory Show me your hands if you want to believe So, one last time, don’t let me drown Keep the faith, god it’s all around So, save a little prayer, for the earth beneath you In the sky above, it never leaves you You gotta let go, the fear and the pain Past lives will prove us right So, hold on tonight Can you feel it? This time I know, don’t ever forget Gotta fight, hurt don’t show it Against the odds, paradise we’ll make it Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Don't wake me up, let me dream it It’s my life, why do I have to live it? So, keep your tears, they’re worthless now Put your faith in what, what you found So, take good care, and keep on moving Take your chances, odds are improving Time to rise up, enough with the blame I know we’ll be alright So, hold on tonight Can you feel it? This time I know, don’t ever forget Gotta fight, hurt don’t show it Against the odds, paradise we’ll make it Can you feel it? Can you feel it? Don’t wake me up Don’t wake me up Don’t wake me up Past lives will prove us right Past lives will prove us right So, hold on tonight Can you feel it? This time I know, don’t ever forget Gotta fight, hurt don’t show it Against the odds, paradise we’ll make it Tonight - Can you feel it? This time I know, don’t ever forget Gotta fight, hurt don’t show it Against the odds, paradise we’ll make it So, hold tight Can you feel it? Can you feel it? The hurt don’t show it Can you feel it? We can make it We can make it The hurt don’t show it

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The way that RUSH WEEK’s music, with its filter of elegance, melancholy, and class, can work as a reflection of what music made today could be, is absolutely incredible to us. But yes, the work that Rachel K. Haines and the producer James Benjamin Thomas have done has a good part of the ingredients that many of the musicians on the sales lists try to combine: diverse bases, good production, recycled influences from the eighties, clear and pristine choruses, the focus always on the dance floor, touches of Latin. “Past Lives,” their new work, makes clear the inspiration and hard work they put into such a complicated and at the same time exciting task.

To really break down and investigate these affirmations, it is important to dive carefully into each of the songs. Let’s get into it. To start things off, “Holding Back The Tears” has the melancholic tone of tropical air of “Slave To Love” by Bryan Ferry and the energy of Leona Lewis. “Best Laid Plans” has that sinuous bassline from the best of Michael Jackson, the chorus of a luminous Lorde and the white soul spirit of TEARS FOR FEARS. “No Tag Backs” is one of those ultra-radiable hits, with that base of Latin echoes, with the melody set on artists like Adele, and that contemporary R&B touch of singers like Dua Lipa. “Diva” goes straight for the eighties, with an ultra-pop song, that is clearly in debt to SOFT CELL, but that also clearly enjoys a martial bass a la ELECTRIC YOUTH and that is tied to RUSH WEEK’s discourse with the best of the groups remodeling eighties music, like CHROMATICS and TWIN SHADOW. “Higher” goes back to those Latin and tropical echoes, falling back on the sunny part of a multi-chromatic proposal that touches on calypso, dub, and cumbia to then move into a universal and irresistible pop chorus. “Thirsty” and “Solo” are two magnificent examples of R&B full of spite and desire but with so much class it would leave Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland speechless. “Sugar Daddy” is pure PRETENDERS with certain touches of Italo-disco that would be the perfect soundtrack for a John Hughes movie. “Faded Love” has that disco air that DAFT PUNK recovered so well, making a super hit that would not be unworthy of being included on a Madonna setlist. And to finish, the title track of the album sums up the multiple sensations produced by listening to the album, like how everything others have done before us to a certain extent leaves a mark our own lives, but also opens infinite possibilities for our own personal freedom.

If we look at all the names, it is enough to make our heads spin a little bit. But the best is that we can sum it up in just one word: pop. The best pop around. Impeccably made, prepared and produced, with celestial voices that go straight to the heart, like an arrow through the core of an apple. And so “Past Lives” is an exercise that mixes nostalgia with the here and now, capable of interweaving sounds like that patent pop spirit that is so recognizable and also so unique.

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released June 12, 2020

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