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Fish Lament

from Kick & Rise by ALEX ST JOAN

  • SPECIAL EDITION - EP with book "Kick & Rise"

    ALEX ST JOAN was born next to a flooded valley in drought-prone Australia and raised on Greek myths and disco. Her debut EP "Kick & Rise" (Zellephan Records) features 4 distinctive songs that discard the posturing of youth and lay down what it is to be an adult; vulnerable and fully accountable.

    To celebrate this first release, ALEX ST JOAN has created a special edition book containing her own stories and artwork to accompany each song. Drawing from the likes of the Brothers Grimm but with a modern twist, each story and illustration mirrors the themes central to the songs and provides a window into ALEX ST JOAN's creative world. The book is signed by the author and comes with a CD (as well as an automatic download of the EP).

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Well into half the night, light shifted
Broke up the colours and hues
She let go of reason here, toes dipped in crimson
Black blossoms the current
And custom dictates she give in
Your only opponent is the salt water
Why alter your fate, oh you land-lover!
Oh daughter…

And walking on knives is no light price to pay, my dear
Souls are no lighter than love undeclared
Scissor-steps bring you much closer to splendour
But when that coat’s worn through you’re bare
Be wary of your yearnings
Such burnings die out with the dawn
We all long for glory
But you want to write your own and leave us alone
Leave us alone

But you’re our salt and bone
You are sunlight and foam
You are bracken and brine
You’re the fall and the climb
And you’re only a child

So - stay!
With the light on the waves
With the ocean’s embrace
With the shadows and shale
With the pearl and the pale and the pull of the moon
With the twist of our tails and our stories and tunes
With the fall and the dive and the call of the whales
With the salt and the brine and the billowing sails
With the rule of the tide where the baleen holds sway
And you’re with your kind
Do not leave us behind


from Kick & Rise, released May 3, 2019
Written, arranged, performed & mixed by Alexia Peniguel. Bass played by Edward McLean.


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ALEX ST JOAN Berlin, Germany

ALEX ST JOAN is the multi-faceted creation of musician, producer and writer Alexia Peniguel. Born next to a flooded valley in drought-prone Australia and raised on Greek myths and disco, she has been based in Berlin since 2004.

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