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The second album released by The Immoderate Past in 2016 is called Bright. It is a concept album centered around light in one form or another - light as a metaphor for good things like requited love, travelling and accepting yourself.

Going from the quirky campfire feeling of The Flame and on to the dreamy melancholic urban anthems of Copenhagen Sunshine and Suburban Light, Bright reflects a positive yet concerned point of view.

It is upliftning beatlesque guitar pop mixed with a playful dash of electronic sounds and a bit of punk edginess here and there.

Bright is a hardcore DIY project, with no record label, producer or any other filter standing in the way between you and the music.

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released November 4, 2016

An album by The Immoderate Past.
All songs written, recorded, produced and mixed by Søren Søndberg in Copenhagen 2015-16.

"LED Blip" contains a sample by Glaneur de sons.
"Suburban Light" contains a sample by Malenki. Both samples retrieved through Wikimedia Commons.

Cover photos: Jens Peder Søndberg and Marie Kiholm.

Thanks to HC, Jens Peder, Marie Kiholm, Signe & Gismo.

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The Immoderate Past Denmark

A band, but then again not really. Søren Søndberg makes the tunes, Hans Christian Munch Andersen writes the poetry. The result of what happens when sensitive poetry is mixed with energy and progress

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Track Name: Shinjuku Station
The bat hit the ball
And he knew he had to write:
Let’s escape from it all
Let’s escape right here tonight

The masses in the subway
The train motor whines
Let's get on and say good-bye
Shining eyes in the neon light

Shining eyes in the neon light

Shining eyes in the neon light
Track Name: The Light It Shines
The light it shines into my window
The time it flies, the time for you and I
The light it shines down on the ground
The space, the lines, the space for you and I

I can hear the whispers
The rumors, the words
They say you are the only one
That you are the only one

I can read the literature
The stories and the poetry
It says you are the only one
That you are the only one

There's a distance when we talk
But we gets closer every day
Perhaps we are happy without knowing
Perhaps we could travel without going

I got my winter jacket on
Walking down to the underground
They say you are the only one
That you are the only one

I shake hands at the meeting
With the executives
They say you are the only one
That you are the only one

And in the homes and on the streets
And in the bars they all say
They say you are the only one
That you are the only one

And on Jupiter and on Mars
And on the moon and in the stars
They say you are the only one
That you are the only one

The only one
That you are the only one

That you are the only one

You are the only one
Track Name: Copenhagen Sunshine
Streets feels so empty
Yet we're still so fulfilled
All through the night
I fell, until

Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park
Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park

I can't see you
but I know you're there
Standing on the rooftop
Looking down from somewhere

This city loves us
On a clear blue sky
It is my home, my head,
My thoughts, my dreams.

Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park
Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park

I can't hear you
But I know you're there
You're right beside me
Whispering in my ear

This city loves us
On a clear blue sky

Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park
Copenhagen sunshine
Smiles in the park

Copenhagen sunshine

Copenhagen sunshine

Copenhagen
Sunshine
Track Name: The Flame
The flame, the fire
The heat, the desire
Carry the flame
Carry the flame

You're getting prettier and prettier
You're the light in the mirror
You're getting higher than high
You're in love with the sky

You love and you hate
You're good and you're great
You're getting higher than high
You're in love with the sky

The flame, the fire
The heat, the desire
Carry the flame
Carry the flame

The flame, the fire
The heat, the desire
Carry the flame
Carry the flame

"Overhead, without any fuzz
The stars were going out"
(Arthur C. Clarke)
Track Name: Mirror
I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid of the stars
I'm afraid of the mirror
I'm afraid of you

I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid of the stars
I'm afraid of the mirror
I'm afraid of you

Go

I'm afraid of the world
I'm afraid of the stars
I'm afraid of the mirror
I'm afraid of you, but

I'm in love with the world
I'm in love with the stars
I'm in love with the mirror
I'm in love with you

I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
I'm in love with you
Track Name: It's A Beautiful Moment
It's a beautiful moment
When it all comes together
When it all comes clean
When life makes sense

It's a beautiful moment
And we keep on waiting
Waiting for another
Moment like this

We disconnect from ourselves
Stop the clocks, stop the time, stop
Stop them from waving their guns around
Unfolding disposal, the lost and found

We will face the daylight
And turn strange in the night
We will face the daylight
Stronger than before

It's a beautiful moment
It's a beautiful day
It's a beautiful moment
It's a beautiful day

We disconnect from ourselves
Stop the clocks, stop the time, stop
Stop them from waving their guns around
Unfolding disposal, the lost and found
Track Name: Suburban Light
Felt a movement
Outside our window,
A strange figure
Moving outside.

We felt a chill
Right down to our bones,
Now where's the warmth?
Where's the warmth?

Went outside to see the world
Spin around its own axis.
Went outside to see the world
Move around the sun.

Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.
Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.

It's not as if we're waiting,
No we're going out to get it.
To get what we want and nothing,
Is going to stand in our way.

It's not as if we're waiting,
Because it's not fear,
It's love in the fingers,
And you can come along.

Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.
Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.

Promising another
Promising a better life,
Promising something else.
Promising, just promising.

Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.
Suburban light outside tonight,
Suburban light so promising.

Felt a movement
Outside our window,
A strange figure
Moving outside.
Track Name: L.E.D. Blip
(instrumental)
Track Name: Florentin, Tel Aviv
I said: Hey, are you there?
It's a day in the sun
running out, feeling free,
you and me, it's all just begun

Write a song, sing along
cause our hearts are still young
traveling far to get to where we are
or standing still just to

Love, you and I
in our hearts, in our minds
all the time, far behind
what is happening today

I was dead in my head
it was lame, so I went to you instead
when you said when does this end
reply it's over now girl

Girlfriend, girlfriend
girl, I am listening
girlfriend, girlfriend
girl, I am listening

You said: we're looking out
looking in to ourselves
and it's all beautiful
you and me today

Love, you and I
in our hearts, in our minds
all the time, far behind
what is happening today

What is happening today
Track Name: Stars Above
Only stars above
your love
Track Name: Bright
I can't pretend anymore
I can't look a like anymore
I am who I am. That's all.
It's me coming out now

Hey are you judgmental?
But hey, so what, so am I
We'll be the surfaces to the world
We'll be the sun in their eyes

Through the looking glass
Look into deeper layers
Look beyond the surface
Look deeper... Look

Hey bright eye come on
We'll be the surfaces to the world
We'll be the sun in their eyes
The surfaces to the world

People fear the future
Afraid of what's to come
But now let me tell you
It's going to be alright
I know it's going to be alright
It's going to be alright
It's going to be alright
It's going to be alright

I can't pretend anymore
I can't look a like anymore
I am who I am. That's all.
It's me coming out now

Shine a light
so bright
come on