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Köln the new single from Brigitte Handley | Matahari Ranch.

Köln : : the feelings and thoughts that swirl around your mind when you are in a new place that is so inspiring for the soul.
A trigger for new perspectives and deeper imagination…

After the successful collaboration with Australian creative collective, Matahari Ranch on the remix of Lament of a Lost Soul… Brigitte joins forces with MHR on her new single, Köln…

Köln will be released independently through Select-A-Vision Records and out digitally exclusively on Bandcamp now and available on itunes, spotify and all other digital music platforms 11.11.2020 : : :: :



Twin spires, marble skies
Air is thick, Can we survive?
Verkehr, Verkehr in the space we share
Thoughts are quick in the midnight air

Ride the U-Bahn, immer schwarz
You can’t seem to escape your past
We pay the toll with our hearts
Life goes by, running fast away, push it away…

Chequered floor, neon lights
Blue shells are in our sights
Sonic landscapes all around
Searching for the underground
Dancing in a gilded cage
Three tiered levels of dark end rage
After midnight we all meet
Ice cold nights on a smoky street

The past is over but it doesn’t go away
The past is over but it doesn’t go away

Showered in yellow sunlight to cover up the guilt
Created to carry your burden, everything covered in silt
The river is getting lower, the truth is starting to show
The ship is slowly sinking but only time will know

High on my projections in an unreal world
Propelled by false intentions installed inside a girl
She tries to see the day in night, grey matter that she can’t fight
She’s breaking out! She’s breaking out!

Away… away…

The past is over but it doesn’t go away
The past is over but it doesn’t go away

False illusions, your delusions
Wasted in my mind
Smothered in a silence
The truth just makes us blind

Re-program, stop the system, try to press ‘reboot’
Creating a distraction, while others follow the suit
Well disguised Blitz cold Eis, slip, fall, open eyes…. visions… decisions
Alone again in Cologne again… Alone again in Cologne again…

A safe place so hard to find
If only I’d escape my mind…

Ebertplatz 3am
A chance to begin again
Reinvent your intent
Nothing said is time well spent
Cars stop Venloer Straße, Fahrrad fahren faster faster
The Past is over…. away…

A chance to begin again, If only fear could be your friend
A safe place so hard to find, If only I’d escape my mind…

© B.Handley/D.C.


released November 2, 2020
Köln - Brigitte Handley | Matahari Ranch
Recorded at Matahari Gardens, Sydney, Australia
Engineered by D.C. & Jo, Mixed by Matahari Ranch
Produced by D.C. Brigitte, Jo & Matahari Ranch
Mastered by Steve Smart @ Studios 301
Köln © B. Handley/D.C.
Photo & Artwork by Evil Twinns

Brigitte - Vocals, Guitars, Vocoder, Keys,
Jo Perrett - Synths, Percussion, Vocals
D.C. - Keyboards, Moog Synthesiser, Electronic Percussion & Programing
Matahari Ranch - Synths, Moogs, Electronic Drums & Programing


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Brigitte Handley Sydney, Australia

Brigitte Handley is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from the band, the Dark Shadows. Known for her dark atmospherics and deep spellbinding vocals, Brigitte performs mesmerising solo electric shows with her black Gretsch and assortment of FX pedals combined with atmospheric video art projections... ... more

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