White Roses

by Angel Ocana

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Angel Ocana - originally from Brooklyn, New York, and now based in Philadelphia - is a singer-songwriter with a keen ear for contemporary styles, yet aware of the tradition in which he operates. The results of that understanding can be heard throughout the four tracks on "White Roses", which resonate with classic songwriting whilst traversing a number of different genres, including alternative folk, dream-pop and gentle, piano-flecked indie-rock.

Ocana's father was a DJ, so it's understandable that he heard lots of different music at a young age, and that curiosity and open-mindedness has obviously influenced him when it came to making his own music. For these recordings Christopher Davis-Shannon joins him on bass and Anna K Jarosz plays the fore-mentioned piano, and also sings. Together they make a sound that is enveloping and opulent, and Ocana's songs, which are direct and candid, are sung with a slow, heavy intensity - and it's very effective.

Though only four tracks long, the collection clocks in at over 21 minutes, as the group allow plenty of space and time for the songs to grow and develop. They understand completely the dynamics of the music they're making, and nothing feels rushed or unfinished. First track "Fire On the Ocean" makes an ideal opening piece; the shuffling rhythm (Ocana drums), shimmering tones, the density of the arrangement (and its presentation) are spellbinding. They end with the epic "Last Train to You" - its tender, uncluttered opening evolving into a compelling production, which is wholly persuasive.

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released 23 March 2013

Anna K Jarosz - Vocals + Piano
Christopher Davis-Shannon - Upright Bass
Angel Ocana - Vocals + Guitar + Drums


Mix and mastering by Joe Moscariello
All music and lyrics © Angel Ocana 2012

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Drummer for Northern Arms 2014 Best band Philadelphia Magazine. His live performances are intimate and enchanting with delicate and soulful vocal melodies. His songs transport you into his intimate reflections of life, love and everything that comes with it. ... more

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Track Name: Fire on the Ocean
Give it up
Let it be
Try to stop the ocean from burning
You wanted more
He wanted more
But time was not on your side

When I close my eyes
Dreams about the day you're leaving
Is it true not to me
Without you right beside me I can't see another day

Now I see
The empty truth
Gone before the day I knew you
Let me out
Let me out
My love
Track Name: White Roses
And I want this moment to last forever
The closest to the heavens that I will ever see
And the truth is you're an angel hidden in the city
The buildings and lights we admire make us feel at home

And I long to see you
And I long to hold you close
Will I ever make it home to you to fill this empty hole in my heart

The weight on my shoulders had disappeared when I held you
White roses on your bedroom floor
Our naked bodies tell me more
And the flowers they had bloomed in the early months of March
Lying on the tall green grass the smell of love lingers on my face
Track Name: Lead Me Out
And who could this possibly be
He fell out from the clouds and into my world
And don't stop cause you know how much I want you
And don't stop cause you know how much I need you

Lead me out the shade onto new ground
And baby it's okay to lead me on but please don't drop me like he did before

Cause I know you're better than that
Cause baby I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your eyes like lullabies
When you touch me like you do and you bite my lips and tell me I want you
I want to
When you tell me I'm the only one when we get so high I touch the sky

Lead me out the shade onto new ground
And baby it's okay to lead me on but please don't drop me like he did before
Like he did before
Track Name: Last Train to You
Caught the last train to my baby’s home
Headed west yeah, a few more stops to go

I smile into your eyes
Cause baby this is real
A kiss upon your shoulder
And the perfume on your neck

Drives me crazy…

Caught the last train to my baby’s home
Headed south yeah, where she’s nice and warm

I smile into your eyes
Cause baby this is real
A kiss upon your shoulder
And the deep breath we both… exhaled.