Are We There Yet?

by We Invented Paris

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We Invented Paris «Are We There Yet?»

We Invented Paris are releasing their fourth album «Are We There Yet?» today. It is available exclusively on their website, presently limited to one month only. The album is downloadable digitally on a name-your-own-price basis.

Since 2010, Flavian Graber unites various musicians and artists in his band We Invented Paris, reinventing his music as they go along. After the release of three albums, each flaunting its own style, having headlined several tours through Europe and having experienced the birth of his second child, Graber knows how to play to his strengths: he wrote an album with tunes that go right under your skin and make the world stand still for just a moment. His songs ring with our world’s unanswered questions and wrap listeners in their timeless sound.

«Are We There Yet?»

In a temporary studio installed in his childhood home high up in the Swiss mountains, Graber recorded this album working with Janice Beach aka Yannik Sandhofer of the Soundhofer Institute who not only played the role of guitarist, but also mixed and produced the album. They took Graber’s sister’s camper for a spin to Karlsruhe to track Konstantin König’s drums. Joël Fonsegrive is responsible for the album’s irresistible bass lines and Andreas Achermann contributed by playing on what must be Berlin’s oldest and most majestic upright piano. The choir in the song «Self Pity Jackass» was formed of good friends and acquaintances old and new who happened to be on the scene more or less coincidentally.
Unlike its predecessor, «Are We There Yet?» returns to an approachable, fragile sound, while staying refreshingly nonchalant.

We Invented Paris are taking their new album «Are We There Yet?» on their «Tour d'Entourage» this coming spring. Tickets are available starting today.

www.weinventedparis.com

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released December 6, 2019

All songs written by Flavian Graber

Drums, Percussion by Konstantin König
Bass by Joël Fonsegrive
Piano by Andreas Achermann
Guitars, Keys, Percussion, Programming, BVocs by Yannik Sandhofer
Guitars, Keys, LeadVoc by Flavian Graber
SPJ Choir by various great dudes

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Yannik Sandhofer
Mastered by Zino Mikorey

Photograph by Janice Beach
Grafic Design by Smeyke

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Track Name: Space
Space

Standing on a chair in space gazing at the stars
I'm feeling old
What has become of the boy who dreamed of being an astrounat,
Who wanted to discover it all?

I still wanna know why we can't get enough
Isn't there, isn't there space for all of us?
I still wanna know why we are so scared
Isn't there, isn't there a share for all of us?

A silouette of hope projected on the globe
A silent scream in my head: «Let it go!»
But it's so damn hard when you gave it all.

I still wanna know why we can't get enough
Isn't there, isn't there space for all of us?
I still wanna know why we are so scared
Isn't there, isn't there a share for all of us?

Let me
Let me take you here
You gotta see the view
You'll love the view

I still wanna know why we can't get enough
Isn't there, isn't there space for all of us?

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Okay
Okay

In the belly of the whale
Waiting to be spat out
Kinda lazy weirdo quality time
Where did all the fish go?

Dream of sunshine in your face
Inhale the taste
Where did all the fish go?

It's okay,
You don't have to worry
It's okay, There's no hurry
to be on the bright side of life
to rest in peace


In the valley of death
Waiting to dry out
Inclined to sell your soul for a drink
Where did all the fish go?

Sunshine in your face
Inhale the grace
Where did all the fish go?

It's okay,
You don't have to worry
It's okay, There's no hurry
to be on the bright side of life
to rest in peace

We all hurt
We all fail the ones we love
We all bet on the wrong horse
Every once in a while

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Camouflage Entourage
Camouflage Entourage

You're trying hard to make a scene
Camouflage
You're busy baking glamour cake
Blancmange all over your face
The sergeant and Grace

Hold me tight, like a child
Make me better, make me right

You hate the way you treat yourself
Sabotage
Ran out of cigarettes and friends
Mirage solely the sky
The sergeant and I

Hold me tight, like a child
Make me better, make me right

The sergeant took over, spit in a circle
Pissed in the lake of your decent mind
Crushed the cake and spoilt the party/night
I don't wanna know what you're talking about
You don't wanna know what I'm talking about

You tidy up, erase the tape
Montage
I'm sorry for being late (again)
Entourage

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Fires
Fires

Where do we go from here?
Was home ever a place?
Where do we trade our fears
If not by the side of a sleeping child?

Take me higher
Take me up
I wanna see them fires
I wanna see them fires

We're driving down the highway of life
A hundred miles per hour
Still you keep nagging on
Are we there yet?

Take me higher
Take me up
I wanna see them fires
I wanna see them fires

We've felt it coming all along
Blinded by the beauty of a tired song
We're wasting most of our minds
Worrying about things that we cannot hide
Until reality hit the fan
Reality hit the fan

Take me higher
Take me up
I wanna see them fires
I wanna see them fires

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Fancy
Fancy

Show me your favorite colour
Play it loud so that the voices in my head get lost about
Show me your favorite tree
Let's rest there for a while in relativity of time

Fancy you
Fancy you
The way you talk about the universe and us

Tu es en vacances
Tu es le soleil

Take a walk at the shores of your mind
Talking to a turtle for the very first time
Listening to the Beach Boys singing
The tune we used to humm when we couldn't fall asleep

Fancy you
Fancy you
The way you talked about the universe and us

Tu es en vacances
Tu es le soleil

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Coincident
Coincidentally we've taken the same drink and train
The same drink and train

There you are
Lost for words
Still it hurts
A hitchhiker through the galaxy
Through the galaxy

A pilgrim on the lookout for a God
Who doesn't face the picture we've been painting
The picture we've been painting

This pumpin in my veins and in my chest
Is all and nothing about me
All and nothing about me

Now we're finally talking

It's not what we've planned
Bring out the discolights
And wish everyone
A happy birthday

Certainly
We're never quite certain, but do we need to be?
Do we need to be?
What if we found out that we don't have a clue
Would you still trust me?
Would you still trust me?

Now we're finally talking

It's not what we've planned
Bring out the discolights
And wish everyone
A happy birthday

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Eric The Bird
Eric The Bird

When you're on your own, how long do you wait
Until you start to create imaginary friends?
How long do you wait, when you're on your own?

Like Eric the bird
Who flew all the way
Down to Africa
And all the way back
To eventually find out that everyone (else) is gone

When you're on your own, how long do you wait
Until you start to create imaginary friends?
How long do you wait, when you're on your own?

Like Eric the bird
who had everything prepared
For the day of their return
Who catched some extra for dessert
The ones that Joe likes the most
Day by day and worm by worm

When you're on your own, how long do you wait
Until you start to create Imaginary friends?
How long do you wait, when you're on your own?

© Graber Flavian
Track Name: Self Pity Jackass
Self Pity Jackass

I want to run and hide somewhere in a corner of your art
I was never afraid, never ashamed of failing when I gave it all
Still it's not easy to be easy when pride eats up the walls
When you're not as strong, not as tough as you wished and your breath tastes of bitterness

Beauty of today blow me away
Through the eyes of a child
Through the taste of the wild
I'm a self pity jackass having the time of his life

I want to seek and find comfort in the arcade of a labyrinth
Where it's not about a business plan but the dinner we prepare for tonight
I've always been fond of the people who don't pretend to know where they're going
I rather be a better dreamer than a patient pretender:
«Réver, c'est le bonheur; Attendre, c'est la vie»

Beauty of today blow me away
Through the eyes of a child
Through the taste of the wild
I'm a self pity jackass having the time of his life

© Graber Flavian

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