Real - Physical CD

by Laura Vall

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes the physical CD for the album REAL by Laura Vall and the immediate download of the single "Real".

    Includes unlimited streaming of Real - Physical CD via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Nominated for “Best Pop Artist of the Year”, “Best Rock Artist of the Year” and “Best Album of the Year” by All Indie Music Awards 2012, The Controversy is an indie rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. What started out as The Controversy’s lead singer Laura Vall solo project, quickly evolved into a more mature sound with the increasing involvement of the guitar player, co-writer and co-producer of the project Thomas Hjorth. The Controversy’s first album (still released under Laura Vall) “Real” has received critical acclaimed reviews, describing it as “stunning”, “off the hook”, “Rich songs with powerful lyrics and musical serenity”, “refreshing change from the overproduced pop” and “unique, powerfully emotional, honest and ethereal”.

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released August 20, 2011

“Little Star”, “Afraid to Love You”, “Sometimes” & “Love, Don’t Leave Me Tonight” written by Laura Vall
“Real”, “So Low” & “Favorite Perversion” written by Laura Vall and Thomas Hjorth

All songs produced by Laura Vall, Mehdi Hassine & Thomas Hjorth. “Little Star” & “Afraid To Love You” also produced by Mikkel Heimburger & Jesper Kristensen

All songs recorded by Mehdi Hassine. Pro Tools operator: Ellie McNeil

All songs mixed by Marc Jameson except “So Low” mixed by Studio 188.

Mastering by Pete Maher at Topfloor Music - London, UK

Recorded at
Video Symphony Studios - Burbank, California
Sound by the Pound Studio - Burbank, California
Stephane & Marie’s Studio - Paris, France
Studio 188 - Culver City, California

Artwork & photography by Thomas Hjorth

Special thanks to Thomas Hjorth, Mehdi Hassine, Jesper Kristensen, Mikkel Heimburger, Ellie McNeil, Frederik Bokkenheuser, Kaitie Sly, Simon Huber, Grace Lim, Gloria Lim, Orisha Pelzer, Troy Welstad, Troy Laureta, Mark Cross, Amy Mullins, Nestor Avelar & my family & friends for your unconditional support.

REAL
Written by – Laura Vall & Thomas Hjorth
Laura Vall – Vocals
Thomas Hjorth – Guitars, bass & programming
Frederik Bokkenheuser - Drums

LITTLE STAR
Written by – Laura Vall
Laura Vall - Vocals
Thomas Hjorth - Guitars
Mehdi Hassine - Vocal arrangements
Jesper Kristensen – Drums & programming
Mikkel Heimburger - Programming
Kaitie Sly - Bass
Grace Lim – Cello
Marc Jameson - Programming

SO LOW
Written by – Laura Vall & Thomas Hjorth
Laura Vall – Vocals & keyboards
Thomas Hjorth – Guitars & bass
Jesper Kristensen – Drums

FAVORITE PERVERSION
Written by – Laura Vall & Thomas Hjorth
Laura Vall – Vocals, vocal & string arrangements
Thomas Hjorth – Guitars, programming & string arrangements
Mehdi Hassine - Vocal arrangements
Jesper Kristensen - Drums
Kaitie Sly - Bass
Grace Lim - Cello
Gloria Lim - Violin
Orisha Pelzer – Violin

SOMETIMES
Written by – Laura Vall
Laura Vall - Vocals & vocal arrangements
Thomas Hjorth - Guitars & bass
Mehdi Hassine - Vocal arrangements
Simon Huber - Bass
Frederik Bokkenheuser - Drums

LOVE, DON'T LEAVE ME TONIGHT
Written by – Laura Vall
Laura Vall – Vocals & programming
Thomas Hjorth – Guitars & bass
Troy Welstad – Piano & keyboards
Frederik Bokkenheuser - Drums

AFRAID TO LOVE YOU
Written by – Laura Vall
Laura Vall – Vocals, vocal arrangements & string arrangements
Thomas Hjorth - Guitars & string arrangements
Mehdi Hassine - Vocal arrangements
Jesper Kristensen - Drums
Kaitie Sly - Bass
Troy Laureta - Keyboards
Grace Lim - Cello
Gloria Lim - Violin
Orisha Pelzer - Violin

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Laura Vall Los Angeles, California

Nominated for Best Artist of the Year and Best Album of the Year for their first album “Real” by All Indie Music Awards 2012, The Controversy is an indie rock band based in Los Angeles, CA. “Real” has received critical acclaimed reviews, describing it as stunning, off the hook, rich songs with powerful lyrics, refreshing change from the overproduced pop, unique, powerfully emotional and honest. ... more

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Track Name: Real
She lit the candles as she handed me the ice
I was lost in her deep blue eyes
She grabbed my hand, she swung around, she pushed me to the edge.
Was loosing consciousness while hearing her say.

This isn’t real,
Forget your fears,
Let go, just follow the voice,
I’ll fill your void.

Her light blinded me as she dragged me through the room
The smoke hid her smooth perfume
All happened fast, we danced so close, was falling into the blue
My head was spinning when I heard her say
This isn’t real,
Forget your fears,
Let go, just follow the voice,
I’ll fill your void.

Then everything, turned green
My sight was blurred, I lost control
The room got smaller, her touch got colder,
Her light dimmed, I couldn’t dream.
I don’t remember what happened then
Everything faded through my fingers when
All what was left was her voice in my head
saying over, and over again.

This isn’t real,
Forget your fears,
I’ll fill your void.

This isn’t real,
Forget your fears.