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Bel Esprit

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CHICKN are happy to announce the release of new album "Bel Esprit" on October 18th via Inner Ear Records.

This is a nine track album which contains an equal amount of gender-bender acid pop nuggets that will generously provide you with all the touchy-feeliness you’ll ever need. It will be hidden inside intimate voices telling distant stories, cosmic whistles or even in the form of cadenced grooves from outer space.

“Bel Esprpit” is CHICKN’s first & last racing horse, a radiant contemplation on absence and progress.

“Bel Esprit” was recorded between March and June of 2019 in Athens, Greece engineered by Nikos Triantafyllou and Iraklis Vlahakis, produced by Angelos Krallis & CHICKN.

“Bel Esprit” is the one thing you only feel it when it’s gone, but now you have the amazing chance to experience it in real time.

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released October 18, 2019

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all music by CHICKN • all lyrics by Angelos Krallis • arranged and performed by CHICKN except from Chickn Tribe (slight return): music by Angelos Krallis /lyrics by Angelos Krallis & Nathalie Fytrou / arranged and performed by Angelos Krallis

Produced by Angelos Krallis and CHICKN
Engineered and co-produced by Nikos Triantafyllou & Iraklis Vlachakis
Mixed and mastered by Iraklis Vlachakis
Photo by Eftychia Vlachou • layout & design by Noni Nezi

Believe it or not, CHICKN for this record were:
Angelos Krallis (Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Synthesizers, Drum Machine, Bass),
Pantelis Karasevdas (Drums, Percussion, Drum Machine),
Axios Za-fei-ra-kos (Bass, Vocals),
Chris Bekiris (Guitars, Synthesizers, Bass, Vocals),
Don Stavrinos (Percussion, Trumpet)

They would like to dedicate this record to their cats, to their loving friends and families, to their fans and to anyone who provided with care, time and resources for this record to happen.

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CHICKN is a rock band formed during the Christmas holidays of 2012 in Athens, Greece. It's a shape that evolves in time, occupying its necessary vital and expressive space while denying any prediction. It's a game, or at least it always starts as a game. ... more

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Track Name: Bel Esprit
I thought this was a place just for you and me
but this girl is hunting header letters in the sea
her sister tries and cries but she can’t see
that our beach was packed with the Bel Esprit!

Joseph son I’m seeing that your eyes are dry
well I wonder if you ‘re gonna even try
to leave your flappy Bel Esprit behind
well the spurplebird you’re holding’s gonna tell you no lie!
it’s gonna be alright!

I feel that we have spent here more nights than days
and I’m not sure if this broken tent will calm the blaze
my Bel Esprit will fly us over the heath but
Mary my love let’s try and wash our teeth!

The boat came-a-rollin’ on a trail of vapor
when we had finished all our kitchen paper
buckets of angry bathers came and agreed
that those forty-eight hours oozed of Bel Esprit!
Track Name: Sweet Geneva
sweet Geneva, I will leave a
faint path of crumbs
that’s gonna lead me back to you!

sweet Geneva, don’t be diva
open your arms
and just caress us we’ll get through!

sweet Geneva, I will built a
bold lofty rhyme
that jumps and saves me from the fire!

sweet Geneva, please forgive her
we’re like a brothel
just before it’s closing time!

all we need, much indeed
found them lying on the river bed
now eat instead:

Huts and fans a slice of ease
that tells a manmade tale
while I walk on a pliant willow twig
Lots of knots the seven seas
among us move the scale
living a life that it ain’t worth a fig
what we’re gonna do?
Track Name: Infrared Panda Club
Duty free tropical birds sing for a Panda Club
their nests are built by crooked nerds
guarded by a panther cub.
They didn’t know this was a thing
so we let them eat our grub!
‘cause birds alone can’t bring the spring
they need a Panda Club
an Infrared Panda Club

We got too goddamn hungry so we hide
behind a shrub,
the last thing that you need when angry
is a hungry Panda Club.
Seeked food in astronomic gardens,
the Infrared Panda Club
but when the cosmic trade wind hardens
we drool inside a tub.
the Infrared Panda Club

What I really need in the morning when I wake up
is the Infrared Panda Club
In the evening when I rest and I’m trying to digest I miss
the Infrared Panda Club
When the night is alright our connection gets as tight as
an Infrared Panda Club
If I mess up with the others well the only one that bothers
is the Infrared Panda Club
we furled into the smallest club into this world!
Track Name: Candle Fly
Candle fly, I’m telling you
I’m losing my mind!
How can love be everywhere,
yet so hard to find?

Thinking big but in the end
acting so small!
How someone born with wings
yet prefers to crawl?

an end’s got a start, even by mistake
I asked for your heart but you gave me a heart ache

Candle fly, I’m telling you
don’t lock the door!
I know I have never been
what you’ re looking for

Spread your sapphire wings and fade
trying to be free
see my feet are growing roots
just like a tree

an end’s got a start, even by mistake
I asked for your heart but you gave me a heart ache
Track Name: Evening Primrose
come home my evening primrose
don’t go wherever wind blows
come home my evening primrose
keep on we’re getting so close

found a way to move the sun
sunlight’s good for everyone
found a way to ease the pain
by eating clouds and drinking rain

so come home my dearest thorn
can’t you see our ivies are torn?
Primrose start making sense
‘cause my head is falling fast!

midnight dew is veiling the moon
and you’re about to enter in the blizzard’s trail
I’m sitting here wondering
why I keep getting all your news by mail

If you’ll get a love of your own
or stay famous for being alone,
primrose start making sense
cause my head is falling fast!
Track Name: She'll Be Apples
Floors are falling on my head,
while you are sleeping in your bed.
I see your mind is worried,
what can I do?

Take a breath and hear the chimes,
Athens comforts us sometimes!
find your friends smoke two more
for now will do!

She’ll be apples, let her be apples
saturated galaxies in your eyes
She’ll be apples, let her be apples
Oh blessed sight, what a light!

And if the sun don’t shine your way,
go and chase it right away!
we can climb together
the highest ridge.

Love your heart does weight a ton,
let what’s gone to be bygone!
hear them flow like water
under the bridge!

She’ll be apples, let her be apples
saturated galaxies in your eyes
She’ll be apples, let her be apples
Oh blessed sight, what a light!
Track Name: Moon Underwater
THE SEA YOU TRIED TO KEEP DEEP IN YOUR POCKET
MOISTS YOUR LEGS AND FISH ARE RUNNING FREE
RECALL TO LEAVE THE LIGHT FIXED IN THE SOCKET
SO YOUR CATS WON’T LOOSE ALL THEIR VITAMIN D

YOU THEN FLY FED UP WRAPPED IN YOUR COAT
WHAT YOU HAD WAS SO BEYOND THE BOUNDS
LIKE A SONGBIRD TRAPPED IN A LOVER’S THROAT
IS THAT HOW MY VOICE REALLY SOUNDS?

CHASM LOSS DANGER ABYSS
WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO MISS?

YOU ARE HOLDING THE MOON UNDERWATER
AND THAT IS LIKE A FULL TIME MATTER
BUT WHAT IS SHIVERING DOWN YOUR SPINE
IS THE MONSTROUS, MONSTROUS VOICE OF MINE

CHASM LOSS DANGER ABYSS
WHAT YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO MISS?
ALEATORY PROCESSING
ALWAYS TOO HARD TO ASSESS THE COST

THEN WE ARE COUNTING STARS
OR WE ARE SKIDDING CARS
ANOTHER DAY IS OURS
ALTHOUGH YOU SOMETIMES CHOOSE TO COMPROMISE

A SCHITZOPHONIC CHANCE
IRONIC IN ADVANCE
AN APPREHENSIVE GLANCE
THAT WEEPS THE SADNESS OF YOUR WEARY EYES

SO IF THE SADNESS FLIES
NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE
GET UP AND GRAB YOUR PRIZE
YOU ARE IN TODAY FOR OH THE LEAST SURPRISE

YOUR FRIENDS WAITING
HESITATING
HOUSE’S DROWNED IN TOXIC WASTE
STARVING WITH ICONIC TASTE
SPEED AND TENDENCY
FOR INDEPENDENCY

WHILE I STAY HERE
LIKE A CHILD LIKE A CHILD
A HUMILIATED CHILD

YOU ARE HOLDING THE MOON UNDERWATER
AND THAT IS LIKE A FULL TIME MATTER
BUT WHAT IS SHIVERING DOWN YOUR SPINE
IS THE MONSTROUS, MONSTROUS VOICE OF MINE
Track Name: Die To Make A Living (Reprise)
I had a fail today such a fail lovely fail
my daily operations failed
I shall reboot and prevail
I inhale facts but nothing gets exhaled
I was left alone and strayed so mislaid I’m afraid
my dullness soon would be portrayed
I was not from what the stars are made
I inhale facts there’s nothing left to say
consequences do imply you must comply don’t deny
that I should push away the sky
to escape from all the hue and cry
we all know to make a living I must DIE
Track Name: Chickn Tribe (Slight Return)
Hombres mueron
se extinguieron
pero algunos CHICKN siguieron.

Pájaros incapaces
incapaces de volar.
Vivir es un tipo,
un tipo de fracasar.

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