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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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on March 19, 2015 by

Some nice reviews of the song ‘My Heart Is On Fire’

Hi,

I want so share some reviews of the song ‘Heart On Fire’ with you from listeners to the whole track. 50 people reviewed the song and gave it a 7.1 out of 10.

“I felt like this song was great to listen to. I like the instrumentals in the song and the feeling that I got from this track. Cool song that has a nice sound and is professional. I felt that this song is modern and has a nice style and vibe. Really cool song that has potential. I think many people would find this song attractive and a pleasure to listen to. I felt happy when I heard this song and other listeners will as well.”

“This song has a good upbeat pop rock sound. The melody is very unique. I think this song sounds a million times better than the trash on the current American pop music charts. This song has great lyrics and makes me think of smart ideas. The melody has a classic pop sound. It seems like one of the greatest songs ever written. This song could easily replace any jive song on the current pop chart.”

I like the 90’s feel to this song. It really brings those years back. We need more beats like this on the radio nowadays to keep the music industry diverse! I think the vocals are very good. I like the higher harmony with it. The main vocalist has a higher set voice and I think it fits perfectly for the lyrics of the song. This song is very upbeat and spunky. The guitars are cool and give that tin retro sound that I think a lot of people would gravitate toward! The lyrics are fun, also. They’re unique and very cute. It’s real life stuff and I think people would want to hear this. It’s very catchy and the tune could get stuck in your head all day. The guitar solo is super cool, I like the effects on it, too. It’s really different than what’s “mainstream” right now and I think this song will easily be able to set itself apart from what’s out on the radio at this point in time. Good job!”

Regards,

Martin

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on March 12, 2015 by

Listen to a songmix of ‘These Are The Times’

The song ‘These Are The Times’ from the upcoming album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ I’ve  just made available for a pre-listen. You can find it here: http://www.jango.com/music/Martin+Lucassen?l=0

There you can pre-listen to some other songmixes from the album aswell.

‘These Are The Times’ is about struggle and reaching goals/ dreams.

Lyrics: ‘These Are The Times’

VERSE 1
Standing still as time goes by
You’re chained to the ground
Love has gone and life is hard
In your own tears you drown
Felt like a king but faith left home
Just in dreams still crowned
Come on and get yourself together
You have goals that need to be found

CHORUS
These are the days
to start doing
These are the hours
to get moving
A minute is over
Seconds keep rolling
These are the times
So get going

VERSE 2
It’s your time and it’s your life
Spread your wings and fly
It’s a change, take this chance
Straighten your back and fight
It’s your turn, hold the line
Keep your dreams and try
Yes, it’s your turn, roll the dice
Make a difference tonight

BREAK
Keep looking ahead
And don’t look back
Don’t be distracted
Just stay on your track

Written by Martin Lucassen

Regards,
Martin

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Music Martin Lucassen - posted on March 9, 2015 by

Finishing the debut album ‘The Night Turns To Morning Light’ and crowdfunding

In June 2015 my debut album ‘The Night Tuns To Morning Light’ with 12 crafted songs will be released. I’m really excited about this.

I decided to do some crowdfunding to get some funds for finishing my album, getting good artwork, make physical CD’s and do some promotion. It would be awesome if you could support me! You could already buy my digital CD or hard copy CD.

More info:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finish-debut-cd-the-night-turns-to-morning-light

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