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Never Stopped Loving You

by Pink Shabab

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Run away 05:36 video
I can't wait For the summer Run away, catch that wave My feet in the water That's where I first saw her Life right now Not right for me My friends don't, see what I see Waves to wake me up Southern Europe Run Away  All you dream of is running away Back some day I recall saw her by the sea I was certain that she smiled at me Sunset, summer nights That's what I remember right Run Away  All you dream of is running away Back some day Do something Or you will never know what could have been Chase that dream You've been running away all your life You won't stay with me here tonight Remember the time, left it all behind You needed me when you did I wasn't here so you had to leave Remember the time, left it all behind
You were still working out how To show your love Show your love I read your note again I turned away Trying not to cry Now and then when I want To hold you again Why can't it be Back in the early days  Our love so easy Showed your love I read your note again Did I give up Too easily I'm now looking back at the truth All you did was love me And I left you You were still working out how To show your love Show your love What was it all for Wish I know you more Back in the early days in the dark Still don't know who you are
Let go 04:38
She left as soon as he went away Start a new life far away She'd never lost anyone before  Needed a new start see if there was more Living a different life night after night There's something I need to tell you Lets stay up all night Let go She's not coming home
You stepped out of my life I know what I've done wrong I wasn't there for you I didn't try to understand  Say that you'll see me some day You just left like that How can you be fine with that Why didn't you explain  Where your heart was at Say that you'll come back some day How can you just cut me out Maybe you met someone else Please let me see your face again I'd never throw you away Say that you'll see me some day
San Junipero 04:36
Couldn't believe it When I saw you again The week slipped by Now you're in the corner  Talking with you new friend Where should I When i first saw you I knew it was love All by chance Couldn't get you away from him fast enough Oh that glance Stay her with me  San Junipero  By the sea Oh forever Could be San Junipero Or are you just using me
Second Time 04:55
I was in love second time I had someone  Was the second time Nobody warned me  Nobody told me  How it could be Then you're leaving me Then you're walking out the door Wrote me a letter You found someone better Thinking of you All the time Thinking of you Back when you were mine That's where you stood  What does he do that's so good And your touch like no-one else You were the one that let me be myself How long's it been since I saw you walking Out with him
I'm writing to you Wishing you the best I still think there's more I still think there could be more I'll never forget  When I met you in the square My hands in your hair No three days wasn't enough  To get to know you Oh and now you tell me there's someone new But does he love it when you sing Oh why did I leave you that morning 
All the way 03:37
Every time I'm turning a page there's always a picture of you Years gone by and seems I'm still not over you Should've gone all the way Next time going all the way Remembering all the times you told me you loved me  I never believed Now I"m looking back and maybe you were exactly what i need Should've gone all the way Next time going all the way Easy to forget all the times and the things that made us drift apart Easy to remember laughing lying on the grass i the park Should've gone all the way Next time going all the way Now that you're calling me telling me you're finding you're finding it tough You know I'll never tell you tell you this time had enough Should've gone all the way Next time going all the way


Joseph Carvell returns to Karaoke Kalk with his sophomore album under the Pink Shabab moniker. »Never Stopped Loving You« was for the most part written between Spring and late Summer 2020 in his Camberwell home and like his 2019 debut »Ema by the Sea« recorded in the South of France together with Emmanuel Mario, better known as Astrobal. It’s a record informed by feelings of nostalgia, love, longing, romance and loss and, much like his previous album, displays Carvell's knack for making introversion sound extroverted. As a bassist, his approach to songwriting is both rhythmic and melodic, making the resulting music just as visceral as it is emotive. Much like the record’s title can be understood as both a lament or an expression of joyful dedication, the music on »Never Stopped Loving You« is profoundly ambiguous.

»I was lucky with the timing for this record,« says Carvell and at first that may sound counterintuitive: managing to play only one show in Zurich in early 2020, he had to cancel his planned European tour and go back to the United Kingdom, which soon went into lockdown. He made the best out of the situation, recording electric and upright bass for Nick Krgovich, Daniel O’Sullivan and Zooey’s new records while also working on tracks and demos by himself. »The world seemed to have stopped and I had more time to think about the past and find the best grooves, the suitable keyboard touches and the right words,« says Carvell. Everything came together slowly before he boarded a train to France with his keyboard: »The pace of life completely dropped and between takes Ema and I were going swimming and taking walks,« he says of the sessions.

»Never Stopped Loving You« is notably more electronic than its predecessor, but also full of the small melodic and harmonic details that made »Ema by the Sea« such an outstanding record. »I was listening to more 1990s dance and house music and 1980s pop and also a healthy amount of ambient music,« explains Carvell. These influences are clearly audible on songs like the Chicago House-esque beats of »Show Your Love« or »Why Did I Leave You that Morning,« the skittish rhythms on »Let Go« and the near-Balearic »San Junipero.« Especially the latter makes it clear that Carvell spent much time devoting himself to movies and TV shows, but also incorporated more piano sounds in his songs—he learnt the instrument by playing along to classic Beatles and Beach Boys songs.

Despite being more upbeat on a rhythmic level than before, Carvell’s use of texture and his peculiar voice add another note to the music. Even an anthemic song like »Run Away,« his first composition to follow a classic verse/chorus structure, is profoundly ambivalent, both overjoyed and deeply melancholic. By the same token however, even a torch song like »You Stepped Out of My Life« is enormously consoling. This, after all, has always been Carvell’s strength: creating music that will cheer you up when you’re down while also injecting a sense of futility into every moment of euphoria. It never shone more brightly than on »Never Stopped Loving You.«


released February 11, 2022

All Music Composed And Played By Pink Shabab
Produced By Astrobal
Recorded At La Bergerie, South Of France In September 2020
"San Junipero" Features Nina Savary On Vocals
Artwork Designed By Sébastien Trihan
Mastering & Mastercut By Mike Grinser At Manmade Mastering, Berlin

Published By Karaoke Kalk Musikverlag


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