Spontaneity - Single

by Alphanaut

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"Spontaneity", Alphanaut's first single from the debut EP "The Lunar Age".

"Spontaneity" is a song that triggered Mark's return to song writing after a ten-year absence from his craft. It's a lyric based on the struggle to reconnect with the artist inside him while dealing with the self-doubts that all creative souls deal with. His deeply rich vocals glide silkily over the electronic effects and sparse beat, joined in the chorus by his soaring harmonies.

The single also features two reworkings of the title cut and a bonus, non-EP song "That's Me". The first revisit of "Spontaneity" is Alphanaut's own "Return To Earth Remix" where the song is stripped down and given a more minimal treatment. The second is an acoustic version amplifying the flamenco guitar line at the end of the song. Mark employed Chavo Villanueva on guitars, Jorge Villanueva on percussion and Teca Garcia, formerly of Tijuana No!, on charango and Peruvian flutes.

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released April 8, 2009

Mark Alan: Vocals, Programming and Arrangements
Chavo Villanueva: Guitars, Ebo and Bass on "That's Me"
Jorge Villanueva: Drums on "That's Me"
Teca Garcia - Charango & Flutes on "Spontaneity Acoustic"

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Alphanaut Los Angeles, California

Alphanaut is the musical brainchild of Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Mark Alan.

With a third full length release titled "Meanwhile Back on Earth" due out January 1st, 2016 the Alphanaut sound morphs again, this time into modern electronic-pop. Micro-beats, live drums, electric guitars and keyboards all combine together with hints from the 60s, 70s 80s and the now.
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Track Name: Spontaneity (Return To Earth Remix)
In this world of give and take
I’ve learned to take my share
Demoralizing myself in greed and adultery
A spirit timeless won’t confide in me

In the restraints of the social norm
I criticized the artist
For being too emotional too giving
Too much like the me I am longing to be

I want to live and I want to run free
I want to breathe like the artist in me
And revel in the heart of spontaneity

Couldn’t tell you about New York City
I was too drunk most of the time
Couldn’t tell you of the ways of LA
I was too busy daydreaming to blind to see

They say sometimes it’s better to forget
Accentuate the guilt without the regret
They say sometimes you must face away
To truly see yourself, to truly see yourself

I want to live…
Track Name: That's Me
I'll be your sinner
I'll be your saint

I'll be your hope
Your superman
Though none of my heroics go quite as planned
But that's me

You say there's no forgiveness
You say there's never truth
Just pain, hate and lies
That life provides you

Now you've given up
Got to lift you up
Put a hand out
And stand behind you

I'll be your addiction
I'll be your cure

I'll be your honor
Your stealthy thief
And bear the burden of your alchemy
But that's me

You say to keep my distance
And view you from afar
Read it in the headlines
Of who you are

Now you've hung it up
Got to lift you up
Put a hand out
And stand behind you

Faith, hope, forgiveness, sin, lies, lust, truth, trust, love

I can sing like a sinner
Or scream like a saint
I'm half what you are
But All that you ain't
And willing to turn and leave it all behind
But that's me
Track Name: Spontaneity (Acoustic)
In this world of give and take
I’ve learned to take my share
Demoralizing myself in greed and adultery
A spirit timeless won’t confide in me

In the restraints of the social norm
I criticized the artist
For being too emotional too giving
Too much like the me I am longing to be

I want to live and I want to run free
I want to breathe like the artist in me
And revel in the heart of spontaneity

Couldn’t tell you about New York City
I was too drunk most of the time
Couldn’t tell you of the ways of LA
I was too busy daydreaming to blind to see

They say sometimes it’s better to forget
Accentuate the guilt without the regret
They say sometimes you must face away
To truly see yourself, to truly see yourself

I want to live…
Track Name: Spontaneity (EP Version)
In this world of give and take
I’ve learned to take my share
Demoralizing myself in greed and adultery
A spirit timeless won’t confide in me

In the restraints of the social norm
I criticized the artist
For being too emotional too giving
Too much like the me I am longing to be

I want to live and I want to run free
I want to breathe like the artist in me
And revel in the heart of spontaneity

Couldn’t tell you about New York City
I was too drunk most of the time
Couldn’t tell you of the ways of LA
I was too busy daydreaming to blind to see

They say sometimes it’s better to forget
Accentuate the guilt without the regret
They say sometimes you must face away
To truly see yourself, to truly see yourself

I want to live…