Musik

Mein erstes selbstproduziertes Solo-Album trägt den Titel The Sphere und enthält acht Songs. Alle Stücke wurden von mir geschrieben, eingespielt und zu Hause aufgenommen. Diverse Songs daraus wurden bislang in Zündfunk (Bayern 2), radioeins (RBB), radio x, YOU FM (Hessischer Rundfunk) und im Campusradio Mainz gespielt. Auf der Compilation „Aufgelegt – Popkultur“ bin ich mit dem Song „Why Believe“ vertreten. Bestellen kann man das Album hier.

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Pressetext des Labels Timezone Records:

„Daniel Grinsted ist ein britisch-deutscher Singer-Songwriter. Aufgewachsen in einem Vorort von Frankfurt am Main, begann er Mitte der Neunziger, in verschiedenen Alternative-Rock-Bands zu singen. Prägende Einflüsse waren damals Bands wie Korn, Life of Agony, Deftones, aber auch Radiohead und Smashing Pumpkins. Nach fünf intensiven Jahren und zahlreichen Auftritten im In- und Ausland war die Zeit reif für Veränderungen: Im Jahr 2000 zog Daniel Grinsted nach Berlin. Dort wurde er Schlagzeuger und Sänger einer zweiköpfigen Band, die – ähnlich wie die White Stripes – dreckigen Rock in Minimalbesetzung spielten. Während dieser Zeit begann er, Songs auf der Akustikgitarre zu schreiben. Das Leben in Berlin, Gedanken, Träume und Erfahrungen prägten das intime Songwriting. Im Sommer 2010 wählte er acht seiner Stücke aus und spielte sie in Eigenregie ein. Herausgekommen ist ein Album mit minimalistischen, aber dafür umso intensiveren Songs. Leidenschaftlich, persönlich und aufs Wesentliche reduziert, oder einfach: The Sphere.“

Lyrics

„Why Believe“

The singer sighs / She’s waiting for her lullaby / She hears the strangest of calls / And when you reach / What the mightiest heart can never teach / Tears will start to fall / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe what they say / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe there’s no way / A falling house / The people here suspect she goes / To a place so far away / Lines on her face / The shackles are made of darkest shades / Dreams are keeping her awake / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe what they say / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe there’s no way / And she feels just like / A new-born and hungry child / Afraid to sleep alone / And the days go by / She’s still waiting for that lullaby / Like a prisoner without parole / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe what they say / Why believe / Why believe / Why believe there’s no way

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„Pisces“

A shell washed by the sea / On its way to the sandy beach / Rising sun illuminates the sky / Welcomed by the seagull’s cry / Tides change and life’s strange you see / But wherever you may be / I will be there for you / When the waves seem too high / Don’t let life pass you by / Open up and take a look inside / There’s a pearl shimmering white / Tides change and life’s strange you see / But wherever you may be / I will be there for you / That’s for sure / Tides change and life’s strange you see / Tides change and life’s strange you see

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„As of Now“

Went away to find / I gave into fear / I loaded the dice / And my world disappeared / Lying awake at night / Troubles calling on me / You won’t see my crawl / I lament silently / As of now I’ll be me / All the way relentlessly / As of now I’ll be free / Living by sincerity / The hands don’t move / On the clock on the wall / Got stuck in a groove / Life is a prank call / The smile you gave / So plastic to me / Do you see me wave / I’m an absentee / As of now I’ll be me / All the way relentlessly / As of now I’ll be free / Living by sincerity

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„Love is Stronger“

Do I live the life I want to live? / Do I give all that I can give? / Every breath a brand new start / The only guidance is your heart / You are free / ‚Though you deny it adamantly / Love is so much stronger than the pain / And you know that we / Will carry you across the sea / A lion heart cannot be tamed / You say I’m alive / And I just can’t abide / To see your faces in your hands / I believe that I will always be / A tree that’s rooted in the ground / Troubles look so petty from above / And I’m just it in blind man’s buff / You’re standing tall when we are small / When we are going up the wall / You are free / ‚Though you deny it adamantly / Love is so much stronger than the pain / And you know that we / Will carry you across the sea / A lion heart cannot be tamed / You say I’m alive / And I just can’t abide / To see your faces in your hands / I believe that I will always be / A tree that’s rooted in the ground

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„The Digital Age“

Slow down / All you need / To do is breathe / Before you leave / Downtown / Real time / Make it mine / Cloud nine / Zeros and Ones / Zeros and Ones / Run down / Touch a face / The human race / White space / Count down / All your friends / Odds and ends / And latest trends / Zeros and Ones / Zeros and Ones / Right now / The blinking lights / Gigabytes / Good night / Cash cow / Selling best / Reinvest / De-stress / Zeros and Ones / Zeros and Ones

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„Undecided“

I see the icicles fall down from the sky / And the air that I breathe / Don’t long for warm ice or coldness in a fire / We’re at the crossroads everyday / But I’m undecided / I can’t feel the ground beneth my feet / I walk alone on empty streets / I found the lock but lost the keys / The city’s mirror ball way up in the air / Shining like the sun in Spain / Now when I walk across the old familiar square / I feel like a sun dial in the rain / ‚Cause I’m undecided / I can’t feel the ground beneth my feet / I walk alone on empty streets / I found the lock but lost the keys

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„Fail to Shine“

Life was in mono and in 2D / Days they all looked the same to me / A wound up boy and a wide-eyed girl / Our heads were in a whirl / This was no illusion / You were leading me home / There was no confusion / It was you on the phone / No, I don’t want to fight / And I won’t leave you behind / And you’re safe in my arms / ‚Till the stars fail to shine / Fail to shine / You were treating me the way you did / ‚Cause you went through a lot of shit / You don’t like water and you don’t like wine / We sure had a hell of a time / This was no illusion / You were leading me home / There was no confusion / It was you on the phone / No, I don’t want to fight / And I won’t leave you behind / And you’re safe in my arms / ‚Till the stars fail to shine / Fail to shine

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

„Waiting for You“

Waiting / I’m waiting for you to come along / Saying / You’re saying together we belong / But I feel that you’re gone / But I feel that you’re gone / Waiting / I’m waiting for you to come along / Saying / You’re saying together we belong / But I feel that you’re gone

© Daniel Grinsted 2010

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