From Paris With Love

by ALPACA SPORTS

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Saying that following the trajectory of Andreas Jonsson and ALPACA SPORTS is like travelling all around the world is no understatement, and in fact, sometimes it’s literal. Their videos, songs, and albums have repeatedly reflected the different cities they’ve traveled and lived in. Their melodies reflect their adventurous spirit, which has grown even bigger on their new album, “From Paris With Love”. In 2014, Andreas moved to Paris, and he and Lisle Mitnik began writing songs together about what the city transmitted, about what it means to start again in a new place, and about what you have to leave behind. All of these feelings are captured and expressed in this collection of twelve songs full of sincerity that will help you hold onto experiences that can be forgotten and get lost with the passing of time.

There have been a lot of expectations about the arrival of this second full-length album from the Swedish group, considering that their previous album, “Sealed With A Kiss” came out four years ago. The band, however, has not stopped their record-label activity, as we saw with the Mini-LP and the Singles released with Elefant. And at this moment in time, ALPACA SPORTS is possibly the best representative of that crystalline, luminous Swedish pop that the Labrador label represented back in the day with groups like CLUB 8, SAMBASSADEUR and ACID HOUSE KINGS.

These twelve songs have also travelled around the world to reach their final destination. They went all the way to Brooklyn, where Gary Olson (LADYBUG TRANSISTOR) recorded the trumpets, and Hampus Öhman-Frölund (who already recorded on the previous album) recorded the drums. They stopped in Chicago, where Lisle Mitnik (TINY FIREFLIES) recorded his parts (keyboards, guitar, bass, strings...) and gave them a good push forward. The next stop was London, where Ian Catt (THE FIELD MICE, SAINT ETIENNE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, SHAMPOO, THE SCHOOL...) mixed and produced everything, though not without first recording the album’s vocals, including two songs where, for the first time, Amanda Åkerman sings solo vocals. They went on to Tokyo, where Ray Kimura created another set of delightful illustrations for the album artwork. Lastly, they flew all the way to Spain where Elefant is releasing them on a 500-copy numbered, limited-edition, white vinyl, on CD Digipak, and digitally. Now, finally, the songs are being sent back into the open world, where they belong.

All of Alpaca Sports’ trademarks are here: huge melodies, intricate arrangements and abundant sweetness. Touches of disco-soul (“I’ll Do Anything You Want”, “Summer Days”), crystalline pop (“Nobody Cares But Me”), jangle and sunshine pop (“Books I’ve Read”, “A New Boyfriend”), precious folk (“Birds”, “Baby What Can I Say?”), THE CURE meets THE SMITHS meets ABBA (“Feel Like Going Home”, “Saddest Girl In The World”), Burt Bacharach goes out partying with CAMERA OBSCURA to that well-known tower (“Eiffel Tower”), unforgettable choruses (“Without You”) and even a little evocative melancholy (“Luxembourg Gardens”). It is everything that has made ALPACA SPORTS a reference for lovers of indie pop in all the corners of the world they keep travelling across again and again.

Their inspiration to make us travel farther is growing. It’s unstoppable.

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released September 7, 2018

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Track Name: I'll Do Anything You Want
You never answer on the telephone
Only see me on the weekends
Treat me so bad, but I always come back for more

Tonight I saw you at the cinema
When he had his arm around you
Oh call me sad, but it's eating me up alive

What are you looking at me for?
I'll never have what it takes
What are you looking at me for?
My heart can only break

And I guess it's true
I've fallen in love
I guess it's true
I've fallen in love
And I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want)
I'll do anything you want (oh anything you wanna do)

All my friends they say I'm better off
"She will only make you feel sad"
I know they're right, but I always come back for more

I know it's time to say goodbye
And I think I will survive
But your kisses feel so right
Oh I'll do anything you want

What are you looking at me for?
I'll never have what it takes
What are you looking at me for?
My heart can only break

And I guess it's true
I've fallen in love
I guess it's true
I've fallen in love
And I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want)
I'll do anything you want (oh anything you want)
I'll do anything you wanna do (oh anything you want)
I'll do anything, anything you wanna do
Track Name: Feel Like Going Home
So many nights, I sat alone up in my room
Wondering why the moon let go of me
I miss my dreams
I miss the street where I grew up
I even miss those dark December days

Oh I don't wanna hurt you
But this is how I feel
Say you'll understand me
Tomorrow must feel real
I'm just too far away, too far away
I'm sorry but it's time I let you know
I feel like going home
I feel like going home

I feel like going
To a place
No one else knows far away
I don't believe what people say
Don't wanna hear those promises again
I need a place
No one else knows far away
I don't believe what people say
What people say

So many days
I watched the waves come rolling in
I wonder when I'll see that shore again
I miss my friends
And all the songs we used to sing
And summer nights we thought would never end

Oh I don't wanna hurt you
But this is how I feel
Say you'll understand me
Tomorrow must feel real
I'm just too far away, too far away
I'm sorry but it's time I let you know
I feel like going home
I feel like going home
I feel like going home

It's time I let you know, I know, I gotta go now
Track Name: Summer Days
Do you hear the raindrops?
Falling on the rooftop
We can stay and wait for the light
We can stay as long as you like

I can see the rainbow
From the kitchen window
We can do whatever we want
We can go wherever

Let's put it behind us now
We don't have to say goodbye
Let's put it behind us now
I'm always on your side

I just need you
And summer days in the sun
No one loves you like I do
Loves you like I do

I always think of you
And summer days in the sun
I don't want this to ever end

I can feel the cool air
As it blows through my hair
Thought I heard you say with a smile
"Can we stay here just for a while?"

I can see the rainbow
And when I'm with you I know
We can do whatever we want
We can go wherever

Let's put it behind us now
We don't have to say goodbye
Let's put it behind us now
I'm always on your side

I just need you and I
You and I
You and I
You and I
I'm always on your side

I just need you
And summer days in the sun
No one loves you like I do
Loves you like I do

I always think of you
And summer days in the sun
No one loves you like I do
Loves you like I do

I just need you
I just need you
Summer days in the sun with you
I don't want this to ever end
Track Name: Nobody Cares But Me
I could see it in your eyes
By the way you tell me lies
It's not the way you wanted it to be

I'll do anything your way
I'll do anything you say
I'll try to bring us back to where we were

In my dreams you're still waiting for me
With a tear in your eye
But I know it's already too late
And nobody cares but me

Nobody cares but me

Well I guess it's all been shown
And I guess I should've known
It's not the way I wanted it to be

I'll do anything your way
I'll do anything you say
I'll try to bring us back to where we were

In my dreams you're still waiting for me
With a tear in your eye
But I know it's already too late
And nobody cares but me

Millions of places, millions of faces
Nothing as pretty as you
Millions of faces, millions of places
I just don't know what to do

In my dreams you're still waiting for me
With a tear in your eye
But I know it's already too late
And nobody cares but me

In my dreams you're still waiting for me
With a tear in your eye
But I know it's already too late
And nobody cares but me
Track Name: Eiffel Tower
I lie awake in bed at night
The Eiffel Tower shines so bright
I wish I didn't feel this lonely
I need someone to hold me when the lights go out

I need a way to make you mine
Before the tower fails to shine
I am singing with the raindrops
Dreaming of the treetops
Where are you now?

It was on a Monday I met you
Now I know I'll never forget you
Seems so long ago
Oh so long ago

It was on a Tuesday you told me
Now I wish you were here to hold me
Seems so long ago
Oh so long ago

We sat and watched the Seine at dawn
And heard the bells of Notre Dame

But now the city feels so lonely
I need your arms to hold me
Where are you now?
Where are you now?
Where are you now?

It was on a Monday I met you
Now I know I'll never forget you
Seems so long ago
Oh so long ago

It was on a Tuesday you told me
Now I wish you were here to hold me
Seems so long ago
Oh so long, long ago

It was on a Monday I met you
Now I know I'll never forget you
Seems so long ago
Oh so long ago

It was on a Tuesday you told me
Now I wish you were here to hold me
Seems so long ago
Oh so long ago
Track Name: Birds
Hiding away inside of a dream
Hoping to find you waiting for me
Trees all around me
I call your name
My tears fall so slowly
Into a stream

Birds will whisper in my ear
Words I long to hear
But their call could not make you appear

Now I'll keep on waiting
For you to come
Into the world where we can be one
Silently hoping there'll be a day
My sad dream will end
And my tears fade away

Birds will whisper in my ear
Words I long to hear
That one day soon you will be near

Birds will whisper in my ear
Words I long to hear
That one day soon you will be near
Track Name: Books I've Read
Loving you is so hard to do
You never know what I'm going through
The way you kiss and you hold my hand
Makes me wish you would understand

I used to walk with my head up high
Now I feel like I wanna cry
Loving you is so hard to do
You never see from my point of view

You told me that loving you was all wrong
How could you lie to me for so long?

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
And every time when I try to give you my heart
You throw it back at me

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
You just throw it all away

How could you say this was just for fun?
After all that we've said and done
Loving you is so hard to do
You never know what I'm going through

You told me that loving you was all wrong
How could you lie to me for so long?

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
And every time, when I try to give you my heart
You throw it back at me

First you tell me that you always will be there
Then you're gone and I'm left crying in despair
Where's the love that we had dreams of yesterday?

Is it gone now?
Has it gone away?

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
And every time when I try to give you my heart
You throw it back at me

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
You just throw it all away

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
And every time when I try to give you my heart
You throw it back at me

I can't believe all the things you said
It isn't like any books I've read
You just throw it all away
You just throw it all away
Track Name: A New Boyfriend
You know I tried to warn you
About the stupid jokes he tells
The way he tries to own you
You're becoming someone else

But you don't listen
You always take him back
No you don't listen
But everyone knows

He's not your one true love
He's not the one you want
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend
When time is right

He's not the sun in your eye
The one you dream about
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend
An everlasting love

I know you've tried to leave him
Like a thousand times or more
Cried out on my shoulder
Saying this time it's for sure

But you don't listen
You always take his side
No you don't listen
But everyone knows

He's not your one true love
He's not the one you want
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend
When time is right

He's not the sun in your eye
The one you dream about
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend
An everlasting love

He's not your one true love
He's not the one you want
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend

He's not your one true love
He's not the one you want
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend
When time is right

He's not the sun in your eye
The one you dream about
He's only bringing you down
You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love
You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love
You'll meet a new boyfriend, an everlasting love
Track Name: Baby What Can I Say?
Skipping stones on a moonlit bay
I hope and I pray
I'll find the right words to say

"My heart always skips a beat when you're near
And I want you to stay
Please don't go away"

I will stay and wait for a sign
Maybe luck will turn to my side
I can never leave you behind with a song
It's not gonna go away
Oh baby what can I say?
Oh baby what can I say?

We fell asleep watching waves crest into the sea
Were you dreaming of me?
Dreaming of me?

Please, come back
I believe you
Everything you said was true
Don't go
Girl I need you
Every single night and day
Oh baby what can I say?

I will stay and wait for a sign
Maybe luck will turn to my side
I can never leave you behind with a song
It's not gonna go away

I will stay and wait for a sign
Maybe luck will turn to my side
I can never leave you behind with a song
It's not gonna go away
Oh baby what can I say?

It's not gonna go away
It's not gonna go away
Oh baby what can I say?
Baby what can I say?
Track Name: Without You
I need you to remind me how to smile
When skies are grey and I'm lonely
Let's remember the good times for a while
I still think of you only

Even though it hurts
I still go on
Even though it hurts
I sing our song
Now the sun is oh so low
And the days have lost their glow
Without you, I'll never know what to do

I think about how you looked the day we met
When skies are grey and I'm lonely
I need you to remind me who I am
I still think of you only

Even though it hurts
I still go on
Even though it hurts
I sing our song
Now the sun is oh so low
And the days have lost their glow
Without you, I'll never know what to do
Without you, I'll never know what to do

I won't get out of bed tomorrow
Don't wanna spend my day in sorrow
Dreaming of you and me is how I carry on
And that's why I keep singing this song

Even though it hurts
I still go on
Even though it hurts
I sing our song
Now the sun is oh so low
And the days have lost their glow

Without you, I'll never know what to do
Without you, I'll never know what to do
Without you, I'll never know what to do
Without you, I'll never know what to do
Track Name: Saddest Girl In The World
Let me know how you're feeling
Staring up at the ceiling all day long
I promise I'll stay around

Can you tell me your secrets?
I want to know all the details
Let me know
I promise I'll stay around

If only my words could reach you when you felt blue
If only my heart could reach you
I never knew what to do

Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?
Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?
Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?
Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?

And I was just a kid but now I'm older
All that I could be was just a shoulder

Let me know how you're feeling
Staring up at the ceiling all day long
I promise I'll stay around

If only my words could reach you when you felt blue
If only my heart could reach you
I never knew what to do

Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?
Saddest girl in the world, do you miss me?
Do you miss me?

If only my words could reach you when you felt blue
If only my heart could reach you
I never knew what to do
I never knew
Track Name: Luxembourg Gardens
Look into my eyes
Give me something real
Life in misery, makes no sense to me
If my arms were wings I would fly away
To a better place
To that sunny day

Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me
Words they sound so true, when I'm with you
Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me
Everything feels new when I'm with you

Feels like dreaming
I'm dreaming
I'm dreaming

I'm waiting on the bench by the cherry tree
If it's meant to be, you'll come back to me
I held you through the night
When you screamed and cried
Baby you are strong, you can carry on

You've got the world at your feet
You've got so much to live for, to live for
You've got the world at your feet
So please don't call it the last time, the last time

Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me
Words they sound so true when I'm with you
Don't turn away, don't turn away, don't turn away from me
Everything feels new when I'm with you

Feels like dreaming
I'm dreaming
I'm dreaming

Feels like dreaming
Feels like dreaming
Feels like dreaming

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