Before the Day

by Whittney Mikkél

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Whittney Mikkél's debut EP, Before the Day, features six artfully crafted original songs and was recorded and produced by the artist.

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released October 1, 2014

Whittney Mikkél - vocals + keyboards + songwriting
Neil Patton - bass
Andrés Salazar - percussion
Joe Sanders & Miko Shudo - violins
Michelle Packman - cello
Tom Bremer - guitar

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Whittney Mikkél California

Whittney Mikkél (ASCAP) is a studio vocalist, pianist, songwriter & producer, and is emerging as a unique voice among contemporary singer-songwriters in the OC/LA area.
Her wide vocal range, technical expertise and stylistic versatility make her a chameleon in the music world. Naturally poetic, her songs are filled with lush vocal harmonies, unconventional melodies, and imaginative progressions.
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Track Name: Lockdown
all the words that you say, say nothing at all
you lock me out when it rains and i feel so small
no surprise that lately i’m not taking your calls
i need a chance to breathe

can’t you see? we’re in the middle of a lockdown
let me be, before i fall into a breakdown

i need a quiet place to gather thoughts and dreams
whenever i see your face, they drift away it seems
so i decide to replace every part of me
before the day i lose them all

can’t you see? we’re in the middle of a lockdown
let me be, before i fall into a breakdown
Track Name: The Storm
the memory of a scattered dream
had left a melancholy sketch of blue and green
your image grown just ten years more
speaking the loneliness you’d never known before

and like the gently falling early summer rain, your hair cascaded down your face
the day dripped sunlight through those honey curls, mmm, and the weight of the world

the sunlight soft upon your skin
promise of better days was swept into the wind
i embraced the silence of your walls
the seasons spinning through the mist and one to fall

your pools of jade refracted sky and sea and all the truths of in-between
you couldn’t hide the storm in your eyes, stealing time

and like the gently falling early summer rain, your hair cascaded down your face
the day dripped sunlight through those honey curls, mmm, and the weight of the world
your pools of jade refracted sky and sea and all the truths of in-between
you couldn’t hide the storm in your eyes, stealing time
Track Name: Windmill Army
indecisive, careless and free
we set out on the open road with a couple of bags of nothing we’ll need
i know we were too tired to breathe, woah
for a good cause we make these sacrifices

the sky mirrored your eyes
i found my dreams in those clouds
and the windmill army was looming ahead from the distance, woah
coming closer, closing in on us
gonna swallow us whole...
but some stood motionless like wounded soldiers on the battlefield

why is this taking so long?
i didn’t know it would be like this
you said “let’s take five”
i wanted one more, i wanted one more
but we’re just too tired to breathe

the winding ribbon road played tricks on our eyes
i tried so hard not to look at the lines, woah
because you told me they could hypnotize
i tried so hard...

then you were motionless in the passenger seat
and i felt like i’d never been awake so long before
Track Name: Dark & Deep
empty coffee cup in hand
we walk with constant upward motion
the steps leading to the horizon
starlight shines, the setting’s silver

with our fifth we front-way forward
fall into the friendly fire
surprising senses all resounding
as the searchlights shine above us

playgrounds and pirate towns, the darkening of night still sounds
let’s bury all the moments passing, deep within the hourglass

i can’t hear the distance
but it’s all within the picture frame
tripping through realities
tired haikus and thoughts of you

playgrounds and pirate towns, the darkening of night still sounds
let’s bury all the moments passing, deep within the hourglass
Track Name: Domino
standing, waiting for the right time to let go
directions pending, the road’s condescending
tripping each other as we fall

since we’re so far away it’s too late to look behind
and it’s all going nowhere though we’ve tried to forget

“try to believe” i said to you once long ago
though time is fleeting and words lost their meaning
how can we say they meant nothing at all?

since we’re so far away it’s too late to look behind
and it’s all going nowhere though we’ve tried to forget

it’s time to go, take a step away from yesterday
we have to leave here, there’s none left to grieve here
give me your hand, we can still find the way

since we’re so far away it’s too late to look behind
and it’s all going nowhere though we’ve tried to forget
now we’re so far away, we can’t stay idle forever
while time’s moving forward
Track Name: Revelations
i pleaded the night to leave my soul, light did flood the darkest evening
sparks still glow with embers burning, the rain clouds lift above my flame

how sweet was then? do you still remember the feeling of simplicity?
no need for fear.
always together, we were once young and fragile

all around, weighing down, falling slowly to the ground
i never thought i’d be back inside these walls again

i lost my way.
everything shatters, now i can disappear completely
back in sight again.
change always lasts forever, in and out of such a feeling

all around, weighing down, falling slowly to the ground
i never thought i’d be back inside these walls again