Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 8, 2015 by

What You Mean To Me – 6th song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

What You Mean To Me
A record that really can be mistaken for a 60s track when the music was pure in its very substance to how true rock should sound. Interesting guitar chords that aren’t the classic C-Maj, D-Maj, G- Maj trifecta that is supposed to be appealing to all ears across the spectrum. These patterns brought in unison for a novel unprecedented sound. Lucassen makes his words a vulnerable asset to the composition by exploring the deep lyricism of a hard break up that we can all relate to at one point of our lives.

Lyrics
VERSE 1
After 4 years you packed your stuff and left
Now I’m lying alone on our cracking bed
In the white sheets I smell your perfume
and rewind pictures of us when love bloomed

VERSE 2
I see your expressive shining face
after we kissed at our favourite place
My heart’s crying like autumn rain
Where we went wrong is driving me insane

CHORUS
Do you know what you mean to me?
Do you know what you mean to me?
Is it for you just as hard as it is for me?

VERSE 3
A week later and still not spoken to you
Now I hear our favourite Wings track too
You’re my beauty, want you back with me
This burning desire makes me crazy

CHORUS
Do you know what you mean to me?
Do you know what you mean to me?
Is it for you just as hard as it is for me?

VERSE 4
I remember my last kiss on your cheeck
Your brown skin felt soft and unique.
The last look in your expressive blue eyes.
I can’t stand this sad goodbye

CHORUS
Do you know what you mean to me?
Do you know what you mean to me?
Is it for you just as hard as it is for me?

I can’t hold back the tears
It hurts so much this lonely feeling
I can’t erase all those years
Please, come back, my darling

I can’t hold back the tears
It hurts so much this lonely feeling
I can’t erase all those years
Please, come back, my darling

CHORUS

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Favourite album tracks - posted on July 8, 2015 by

My top 3 songs of ‘Please Please Me’ from the Beatles.

One of the biggest bands of alltime are definitely the Beatles.
Since a kid I loved there music. Here’s my top 3 of there debut studio album first album ‘Please Please Me’ (1963).

Please Please Me
This uptempo song got eneregy and power. A song where I want to dance and sing along to. Great sung by John Lennon.

I Saw Her Standing There
I love the bas riff in this rock and roll song and the great vocalperformance of Paul McCartney.

Twist and Shout
To me this is the best cover of the Beatles and one of the best songs of the album. What a delivery and emotion John Lennon puts in his singing here.

What’s your most favourite song of Please Please Me?

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 7, 2015 by

Heart On Fire – 5th song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

Heart On Fire
Lucassen’s lyrics really stand out on this track and solidifies his status as a wordsmith in the music scene. The underlying use of metaphors and expressives nouns/adjectives color this song in a very positive light for a feel-good track. The soft tonality of his voice over the fast paced tempo is quite a remarkable form of innovation in this genre. It is interesting how Lucassen can add so many different styles of music and make it into something authentic that he can call his own. This musical hybrid approach gives the listener the best of all worlds when cultivating a timeless classic that can never become stale due to mediocrity.

Lyrics
5. Heart On Fire

VERSE 1:
She’s a dancing queen, the sweetest I’ve ever seen
Shaking all night, makes her feel alright
She’s a mystic flower one with so much power
smelling so nice it’s a real delight

CHORUS:
My heart is on fire
I want her in my life, but I don’t know how
I feel a burning desire
She won’t stay forever,I have to do something now
She sets my heart on fire

VERSE 2:
She’s the girl of my dreams, a beauty in blue jeans
Staring a second time, oh how can I make her mine
she’s a pretty rainbow, the most colorful I know
In her sparkling eyes, I always want to look twice

CHORUS
CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS
OUT:
My heart is on fire
My heart is on fire
My heart is on fire

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 6, 2015 by

Break the Glass – 4th song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

Break the Glass
This is an extremely emotive song that has several different components to its overall experience. “Break the Glass” is where we especially hear Lucassen’s amazing singing voice slapped smack dab in the center of the song surrounded by expressive guitar progressions on either side making a frequency insulation for his soothing voice. The guitar sliding adds another nuance that layers the instruments nicely and the remaining duration reinforces Lucassen’s mastery of the guitar instrument. He incorporates many pieces of music together in such a way that every aspect is brought together like an ingenious puzzle.

Lyrics
4. Break The Glass

VERSE 1
Every day I see you walking down the street
No courage in your eyes, just signs of defeat
The rumor 24 you look 36
Butterfly behind glass, how has it come to this

VERSE 2
Do you feel pleasure, looking in his eyes?
Did you ever break away, how often did you try?
Living with a cruel man must feel as cold as ice
With fear of danger you see the sun rise.

CHORUS
Break the glass, break the glass
Tough woman get yourself together
Break the glass, break the glass
Gather all your courage and let it shatter
Break the glass

VERSE 3
Bare legs, curved hips, used to hunt down every man
Devil red lips, horny words, noone could withstand
A wink of perfection, did encourage hormones
Slim fingers, painted nails, men could only groan

CHORUS
CHORUS
Gather all your courage and let it shatter
Break the glass

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 5, 2015 by

Love Me Right Now – 3th song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

Love Me Right Now
“Love Me Right Now” brings folk heads together with a classic style of the genre in its purest essence. It almost has a down south twangy feel to it as well with the quick pull-offs and hammer-ons to aid in the instrumentation. The vocal octaves are brought together effectively throughout the track as well without becoming too overbearing. This is a great utilization of automation that is simplistic in practice but very pleasing for the listeners and audience in execution. You can hear some interesting harmonic chord progressions and honkey tonk-esque guitar stylistics throughout the piece.

Lyrics
3. Love Me Right Now
VERSE 1:
Hey babe let’s go to a moonlit beach
and count all the boats at sea
Your inviting lips within my reach
A tender kiss will be ABC

VERSE 2:
Side by side barefoot in the sand
we listen to the sound of the waves
I feel your pretty face on my hand
Your beautiful smile is what I crave

CHORUS:
Kiss me right now
Touch me right now
Hold me right now
And love me, love me, love me right now

VERSE 3:
It feels so good our bodies together
A bonfire of desire in your look
I wish this could go on forever
Your love makes me feel so good

CHORUS
CHORUS

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 4, 2015 by

Love You From Scratch – 2nd song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

Love You From Scratch
This track starts off with an almost funky guitar riff with a swing setting on the drum pattern meshed together in a cohesive manner. The high-end acoustics really cut through the mix in relation to the guitar chucking. It has a definite lively melody infused with a very mellow song which makes for an interesting combination in stylistics for the artist. The song picks up with fast-paced tambourine hits and doubled vocals to create an aura of musical stimulation. The guitar solo deep in the song really shows the versatility.

Lyrics
2. Love You From Scratch
VERSE 1

Ever been in love right from the start?
Felt that surging ocean of love in your heart?
Yesterday it happened to me
You were my date in the bar a ‘meet and see’
Words rolled off your lips like waves on the ocean
and your eyes were shimmering pools of emotions

CHORUS
The longer we talk
The more my heart opens
I want us to match
The closer you come
the weaker I get
I Love you from scratch

VERSE 2
My body tingled when I smelled your fresh scent
Butterflies in my stomach, since that time we spent
Your my date and my perfect match
I love you from scratch

CHORUS
CHORUS
BRIDGE
Give me your hand and let’s dive into the deep
I’ll show you the beautiful colors of this ocean
Come on, grab my hand and let’s dive into the deep

CHORUS
CHORUS
CHORUS

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on July 3, 2015 by

Come To Me – 1ste song of the album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ – Track review

Come to Me
Lucassen starts off his debut album with a powerful song full of impeccable melodies spread out composedly around the track. The vocals have a warm intonation much like the tube microphones of the early 50’s giving the harmonies a distinct sound. The electric bass slaps fit very nicely with the acoustic guitar strumming as well. The stereo imaging of the instruments opens up the mix for a variety of musical instruments to all be evenly distributed throughout this first ballad.

 

Lyrics
1. Come To Me

VERSE 1
Come to me
I’ll give you everything you need
Come to me
Take a change, don’t feel ashamed
Come to me
Let me take you home

VERSE 2
Open your heart
I’ll listen to every word you say
Open your heart
With or without a tear
Open your heart
you can trust me

CHORUS
All your love inside, give it to me tonight
It’s time for you to decide, before the night
The night turns to morninglight
The night turns to morninglight
Why not tonight

VERSE 3
Show it to me
I’ll give you everything I have insite
Show it to me
How can I be as gentle as you are
Show it to me
I would like to learn from you.

CHORUS

Come to me
Come to me
Let me take you home
Come to me
Why not tonight
Why not tonight
Why not tonight

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on June 9, 2015 by

ALBUM REVIEW: The Night Turns to Morning Light by Martin Lucassen

Album review by thefaulknerreview

Here are some quotes:
“Martin Lucassen has a strong Beatles influence in his melodic songwriting, though in fact I would say his sound acoustic pop/rock is more like John Lennon’s solo music. His singing voice is strong with a tone that is easy on the ear, halfway between Lennon and Neil Finn from Crowded House.”
“This shows Martin’s ability to come up with consistently catchy choruses, which to me is the hallmark of a quality songwriter.”
“How Will It Be is another well written mid-paced track”
“Overall, this is a very well written pop/rock album that shows Martin Lucassen has a real knack for coming up with consistently catchy and enjoyable songs.”
“There are a number of potential singles on the album and his accessible sound will appeal to a wide range of people, so I expect him to build up a large fanbase worldwide, over time.”

The whole review you can find here:
https://thefaulknerreview.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/album-review-the-night-turns-to-morning-light-by-martin-lucassen/

Martin Lucassen: The Night Turns to Morning Light

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on June 7, 2015 by

“The Night Turns To Morning Light” Review

The album, “The Night Turns To Morning Light”, as a whole, is melodious, strong, and original. At the beginning of the album, the songs start to run together with the way that they sound generally alike, but near the end, listeners will hear the variation and the ability of the musician. Each song is filled with various instruments, which gives the music depth it wouldn’t have otherwise. I think one song even had an accordion in it (which is not a common sound in today’s music), or maybe a keyboard made to sound like an accordion. The vocals are warm, expressive, heartfelt, and clear. Now, while the singer doesn’t vary much with his vocal range, that is over-powered by his ability to sing very well. All in all, this album is very well crafted and recorded. It sounds just like it came from Sony Studios, which is saying something. I wouldn’t be surprised to find a few of these songs, such as “Heart On Fire” on the radio soon enough. 8/10.

Martin Lucassen: The Night Turns to Morning Light

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General music, My story - posted on June 1, 2015 by

Very positive review of ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’

““The Night Turns To Morning Light” fits every niche and cranny!” is the tittle of a wonderful albumreview from Rick Jamm (jamsphere.com),  a Journalist, publicist and indie music producer.

Some quotes:

“The Night Turns To Morning Light”, is an excellent Adult Orientated Pop-Rock album, full of great music, admirably performed and sung. All the twelve tracks come together to form a classic recording. The recording quality and choice of instruments is excellent. I don’t think there is one song on this album that I don’t really like.”

“the highlights of the album are the heart-tugging“Break The Glass”, “How Will It Be” and “Beauty All Around”.”

“this album brings out a wide range of emotions, through really well-played, well-conceived songs. There is also an unusually solid blend of great lyrics that plants images in your head and induces contemplation; exactly what good music is supposed to do!”

“A little philosophical, a lot melodic, “The Night Turns To Morning Light” will continue to stay fresh for a very long time!”

Martin Lucassen: The Night Turns to Morning Light

 

You can read the full review here

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