MESS EP OUT NOW

 
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Consisting of Norwegian songwriter Tuva Hellum Marschhäuser and British musician Simon Would, Tuvaband burst on to the independent music scene in the autumn of 2016 with their self-released double A single - Unknown / Running.

The songs received international recognition and over 10 million streams on Spotify.

The 5 brand new track EP 'Mess' was composed, recorded and self-produced by the duo, in two apartments across the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

The lyrics uncover a deeper meaning to the songs, with the EP constructed in a way as a story, which evolves as the EP progresses.

The EP begins with title track 'Mess', focused around an acoustic guitar and the delicate intimacy of Tuva's vocals. The song was written at the duo’s first practice together in early 2014. The lyrics capture the contradiction of breaking the cycle of a long-term trauma. Breaking out of this cycle can feel unknown and even more unpredictable than the actual trauma.

The theme progresses with 'Eventually Silence' which deals with the aftermath of the trauma. Having dealt with the personal trauma, the shift is towards the world around you, as captured in latest single ‘Trees' and the final two songs ‘She’s Nothing Like a Child’ and ‘Outro’.


 

 


CONTACT

 

BOOKING:
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GENERAL INQUIRIES/MANAGMENT:
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LYRICS

 

MESS
It’s a mess, messy like before when I couldn’t think straight
I take my shoes off in the need of walking bare-foot,
can’t seem to take a step
What I want the most is to go wherever and to be free
I beg for frames to tuck me in
I frame my face with a dartboard and look around, waiting

When things can work out I don’t need to worry
When things can’t work out I don’t need to worry

When I see me I see them, eating me
I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound
oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
When I see me I see them, eating me

I’m a bird, but I really just circulate around my nest
Down under they are daydreaming based on what they see,
but nothing’s like it seems;
The nest is empty, head is full, can’t make a move
I beg for frames to tuck me in
When the skies burst I will find my own way, on my own

When things can work out I don’t need to worry
When things can’t work out I don’t need to worry

When I see me I see them, eating me
I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound
oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
When I see me I see them, eating me
And I’m the observer and I cannot make a sound

EVENTUALLY SILENCE
When there is eventually silence
the suspense is breathing as echoes in the walls
It seems it’s time to break
My footsteps seems to be a red thread of apathy, been following me ever since
Under the illusion of a body armor, there is marks from everyday

The distance to the madness undresses the mind
force me to see what my mind.. force me to see what I shut off
and I can’t seem to turn of my mind

When there is eventually silence
the surface gets hit by frequently portions of rage
It seems we’re not familiar
I fear I’ll be wiped out by a big burst of accumulation when I least expect it
My fear is a lasting drizzle of rage eroding what’s left, with no turning back

The distance to the madness undresses the mind
force me to see what my mind.. force me to see what I shut off
and I can’t seem to turn of my mind

There was no sign of an increasing heart rate
So to show my human trait it had to rise eventually
It feels unnecessary now
now, now when it’s all over

 

EVERYTHING WE DO IS WRONG
Everything we do is wrong
We’re trapped in a mesh of lies
Climbing out means leaving
I Feel hamstrung as I’m here

My footsteps are like grit in the air

I can’t move as I do it wrong
We do it wrong, we all do it wrong
And I can’t move
…can’t move as I do it wrong
Always been a little suspicious
Suspicious of those large herds
But I have been a fool. I’ve been a fool
The fundamental seams to be a lie

My footsteps are like grit in the air

I can’t move as I do it wrong
We do it wrong, we all do it wrong
And I can’t move
…can’t move as I do it wrong

My footsteps are like grit in the air
Like grit in the air

TREES
The trees are talking
they talk behind our backs
Cause we fell trees, We fell people
Cause when we fell, we fall
Too many trees, too many trees, too many people
There’s been too many people

They see us
Cause when we fell, we fall
one by one
until there’s none

The trees are talking
less are growing old now
Cause we fell trees, We fell people
The trees are placed on a tray, as are buildings of grey
Less are growing old now

They see us
Cause when we fell, we fall
one by one
until there’s none

 

UNKNOWN
I haven't been lying here before
just being
Don't get too near before I get closer
Wait for me until I'm close enough
We could count to five

If you're alone and I'm not prepared, 
I’ll be gone for a while, 
coming back in slow motion
I will be scared without knowing it
Then give me a minute
I want to meet you halfway
But I cannot yet

Would you wait for me
Into the unknown

I haven't been lying here before
just being
I've got a feeling that you're feeling it
See me, I see you though «we're not around» 
Are we doin’ it? 

It can fall apart or build up,
I've been told
Fear showed me how fragile this is
I seem to lean back on my heels
afraid I won't be caught
I want to meet you halfway
But I cannot yet

Would you wait for me
Into the unknown

(IT’S NOT ABOUT) RUNNING
I think that I'm thinking that I think I think too much
I think I'm still alive
I like those days when I live many lives in one day
it's not about running
I feel when the colours are just the way I like them
the way they melt, the way they melt me
Now I know, I know I know now
You just need to get up, you need to get up

Feel the contradictions. You should feel it
You need to get up
Feel the contradictions. You should feel it
Now I know, I know now. I know now
You just need to get up

The way I think is what I feel and I needed to control it
Make it feel good
It wakes when I do not care, when I don't give a damn
Sometimes I forget
I burn when the streets are empty, dark and mouthed
That's when I become
Now I know, I know I know now
You just need to get up, you need to get up

Feel the contradictions. You should feel it
You just need to get up
Feel the contradictions. You Should feel it
Now I know, I know now I know now
You just need to get up
I know now. I know now. Now I know, I know now

 

SHE’S NOTHING LIKE A CHILD
She’s nothing like a child
She has no hobbies
and her friends are all the same
She knows a girl that can play the piano
and she’s kind of weird

Her smile is born in the mirror in the bathroom, and her moves are made up by the way they make her body look                            
She reads the magazines that says how to be thinner, and how to feel great about herself
She doesn’t read the newspapers, she can’t relate to anything and the wars in the Middle East is just too heavy
She used to dance and whistle in the streets
She rolls her eyes at people dancing, whistling in the streets

She’s nothing like a child
Now she’s gone

She’s nothing like a child
Not driven by her will
driven by the others and addictions
She’d like to seem like she’s flawless and free
when she’s in captivity

She used to swim and play games with the waves, but now her summer-body’s function is to lie down to get some tan
She used to talk to people she didn’t know, people talking to strangers are creepy and weird
Her life-companion is always with her, in her hand, she stares at it, as she’s addicted
She used to dance and whistle in the streets
She rolls her eyes at people dancing, whistling in the streets

She’s nothing like a child
Now she’s gone

OUTRO
We’re far away from the earth, but we cannot seem to get any wiser...

We’re far away from the earth, but we cannot seem to get any wiser...

We’re far away from the earth, but we cannot seem to get any wiser...