Little Death

by I M U R

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I M U R’s debut album is lyrically transparent, broaching subjects such as substance use, abuse and recovery, non-traditional relationship and sexual dynamics, and the fine line between self-consciousness and self-awareness.

The production of Little Death is diverse and eclectic, ranging from boom bap to future beats with a focus on live instrumentation. Ghostly guitar licks, and jazzy piano chords are mixed with sticky beats and wobbly synths, glued together with Dilla-esq swing.

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released March 28, 2017

Lyrics : Jenny Lea
Music : Mikey J Blige, Jenny Lea
Production : Mikey J Blige
Engineering : Mikey J Blige
Post Production and Mixing : Nate Drobner (Astrological), Amine Bouzaher, Jenny Lea and Mikey J Blige
Mastering : David Pimentel (POMO)
Artwork : Tina Furez

Special thanks to Tee Krispil and Selecta Abel for the amazing features.
Big thank you to the members of Shamash for letting us use "Just Dreams" from their album Rusty Heart as the outro for Blue Dream.
Thank you to our family and friends for the never ending support on this journey.
And to our listeners everywhere : We are nothing without you.

We are I M U R

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I M U R Vancouver, British Columbia

I M U R have an intuitive relationship with music, melody, and lyrics. Their ability to pair song to sentiment comes naturally, making it easy for listeners to be absorbed into their music. Their debut EP "Slow Dive" pulls influence from electronic, hip-hop, jazz, and progressive pop, and lyrically tends to share narrative threads encompassing heartache and the vices used to cope. ... more

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Track Name: Little Death
You're deep in my abyss
the waves wash over, this is bliss
Big waves A little death

Your sin is soaking my skin
the waves crash over, medicine
Big waves A little death
Track Name: FFL
Remember when things seemed so uncomplicated?
There was a time when things seemed so pure.
Then we had to shade it, I feel jaded, mind's not made up yet.
We should know better, we should know better, we should know.

We fight, we fuck, we love
Shame on shame on shame on you,
Shame on shame on shame on me.
We should know better, we should know better, we should know.

You only want me when it's midnight,
Say I'm so tight- treat your body right.
I only want you when you pay me no mind,
Drop me no line- you have no time.
We should know better, we should know better, we should know.
Track Name: Swirl
Girl I remember when, I was eleven and
I could not tell you anything that was happening
Our bodies changing faster then the seasons there was no rhyme or reason so much teasing I can't even.

But now I let it out, take it in, let it go
Cause no one needs to know
And now I let it out, breathe you in, take it slow
Cause we both need to know

We chose not to have to choose
We had nothing to lose
And so I smoked the devil's lettuce while you finished off that booze
You said who cares about their views
I could take away your blues
Let's forget about it all for one night, and see what happens

But now I let it out, take it in, let it go
Cause no one needs to know
And now I let it out, breathe you in, take it slow
Cause we both need to know

Red lips, little bit of curls
Soft skin, you make my mind swirl
Track Name: Bumps
Any other day, I don't mind the rain.
I'll take the time to sit back relax, pay focus to what's on my mind,
I don't mind
Any other day, I don't mind the pain
I'll sink into it, hell I'm used to it, it's the same old shit I don't mind

Today I might not make it
Maybe I let things build up too much
Today I just can't take it
Baby I just need to feel your touch
Today I just can't shake it
Lately it doesn't seem like enough
But any other day

I had a dream last night
I was driving my space boat, I was in the back seat
Could only reach my foot to the gas
What does it mean you ask?
Well it's quite simple you see
I have not been taking the time for me,
I've been drinking to blackout for weeks.
Feeling upside down, but it's hard to turn habits around.
And through all this shit day in and day out,
Tell me who has the time for a time out? - No excuses
I will get myself straightened out- Facing demons
Finding reasons why my minds out

Today I might not make it
Maybe I let things build up too much
Today I just can't take it
Baby I just need to feel your touch
Today I just can't shake it
Lately it doesn't seem like enough
But any other day
Track Name: Waiting
Say you gotta go and I know you shouldn't stay
but she don't treat you good and I want to have my way and show you everything
that you're missing
Say you gotta go and I know that you should leave but we could be so right and I might be naive
but it feels so good
to be understood

He said “relax girl, please let me in
I promise to not get so under your skin
cause you get me, I think that I get you
So can we try to see something through please let me love you”

Sometimes I think that I do this on purpose you'll end up leaving and I will deserve it My love is fleeting at best
but she cannot give you the rest

Say you gotta go and I know you shouldn't stay
but she don't treat you good and I want to have my way and show you everything
that you're missing
Say you gotta go and I know that you should leave but we could be so right and I might be naive
but it feels so good
to be understood

I'm waiting for you to realize.....
Track Name: Blue Dream
(Tee Krispil)
There’s war goin on around us,
But these issues so beyond us
We need time to heal our conscious
Time to recognize our problems
We so caught up in the dollars
Ballers thinking that they run us
Hundreds got us feeling grown up
We so lost we need a compass.
A young teen
Fiending to be lean
Wishing that my ass looked smaller in my jeans,
I guess i lacked the self esteem to see that
I was just a god under the sun
But it all changed when i began to bun.

(Jenny Lea)
Mary Jane she was my first, at 13 quenched my thirst.
She said come hang girl I can show you things.
She came through that was cool, I got a little better at art school, we hung out almost every single day.

You take my head to the clouds keep my feet on the ground Keep that weight off my shoulders you got me feeling so high

SO HIIIIIIIIGHHHH

(Tee Krispil)

My first joint I got so paranoid
Annoyed i couldn’t fill my voids
With substances, abusive boys
My vices always brought me joy
But Mary Jane she taught how to love myself again
And moments later I picked up my up my pen
Took a day, just how my story went
She taught me how to value health
A different wealth
So now i wake up sipping green juice
Meditation, feeling well,
I’m looking at my future
Brighter than it ever has
So every day I’m thanking Jah for the grass

(Jenny Lea)
Sometimes you'd steal the show, when I was only 22years old, he'd say you're biding up all of my time.
Couldn't help that I wanted to, do nothing but kick it with you. You make me feel so good girl it's a shame
You take my head to the clouds keep my feet on the ground Keep that weight off my shoulders you got me feeling so high

(Tee Krispil)

I like Blue Dream, Tangerine
No tobacco leaves for me
Cuz i prefer it nice and clean
How nature wanted it to be
No ego feed, no alchemy
Cuz i smoke to gain prophecy
And i see the way that we were meant to be
Living peacefully in harmony
Its easily a part of me
But greedily it swallowed me
Balance was the key
You see like anything you have to regulate your intake,
So burn up with intention not as a means to escape

(Del Hunter of Shamash)
Just Dream x3
Track Name: Breathless
It's been awhile since I've felt this way
It's been awhile since I've felt
You got this way about you, you got this way about you, you got this sway about you
You, you make me melt

Those eyes are greener than the trees that give me oxygen to breathe
Yet leave me breathless
You make me feel a way inside that reminds me of the tide
Swept away

My blood is pumping heart is thumping
Is this all a dream?
Our bodies bumping hips are jumping
Is this all a dream?

Like the smoke from my puff, I don't mind if you hang around
Though when it clears I must admit I feel turned around and around and around
I'm self proclaimed damaged goods babe
I'm not looking to leave that fire
So come with the green and in more ways than one I can take you higher.

My blood is pumping heart is thumping
Is this all a dream?
Our bodies bumping hips are jumping
Is this all a dream?
Track Name: Lay Me Down
You, lay me down, tell me you, you

Two separate bodies
One place in time, place in time
What follows next is up to yours and mine, yours and mine.
We spoke our words
One place in mind, place in mind.
So lead me there and we can see what we can find

No smoke and mirrors
Just us right here
With my heart in your hand And your breath so near
I feel you shiver
You feel me shake
As we come together
I forget all of my aches

You, lay me down, tell me you, you

You whisper softly
My hands are bound, hands are bound
The way you look at me my walls come down, walls come down
Bodies entwined
Your lips on mine, lips on mine
The heat is rising boy you're so damn fines

You feel me shiver I feel you shake
We come together, forget all of my aches

You, lay me down, tell me you, you

Lay me down, you've been found, screaming vowels
Track Name: The Cut ft Selecta Abel
Dreaming realities of realising dreams
My daddy took my hand and told me
“girl you don't need to believe everything people tell you, in fact most of it's not true they want something from you.”

Scheming formalities of formalising schemes
My mother held my face and told me
“babe you've got too many things up on your mind all of the time
so take a step back try to unpack all the doubts and negativities hold on to only truth.”

Sleepless nights with eyes wide open
Dreamy days I'm running with them shut
Who's the one that holds the scissors
Never told me that I made the cut

Dreaming realities, I'm on my hands and knees
Scheming formalities, hold on to only these
Thoughts in my mind, if you seek you shall find the truth
Hold on to only this, hold on to only truth

Sleepless nights with eyes wide open
Dreamy days I'm running with them shut
Who's the one that holds the scissors
Never told me that I made the cut