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Break that heart or cut it out These wings are attached by threads In this broken universe You and I now have made our bed Slip into character one final time for me my love Slip into something more uncomfortable than all of the above Spare the conspiracies and your well-being for the afterlife Silence your phone, turn out the lights Let’s both stay in character tonight Friends come up to me and say That I’m glowing, I look happy just like them If they knew the fragile truth Would they wonder who I think I think I am? Slip into character one final time for you my love Slip into something more predictable than all of the above Spare the conspiracies and my well-being for the afterlife Silence your phone, turn out the lights Stay with me in character tonight Convince me that you’ll be alright
Everytime 02:51


Hey there —
In stead of the usual annual holiday gift, I wanted to do something extra special this year. It’s already been ten years of this. Earlier this year I had enjoyed learning some Britney Spears songs for a very special occasion. I later played some of them with friends at Largo in LA, where I’ve been doing sporadic shows since I moved to LA last year. I’ve been taking time off from touring, to finish my new album and a book. Earlier this spring, after learning more about Britney and #freebritney, I had been inspired to write a song called Slip Into Character — in support of emancipation and happiness, within and beyond the spotlight. Just a little over a month ago we recorded that song in a Lithuanian church in LA, with The Silver Lake Chorus. Around the same time, in various home studios, we also captured recordings of Everytime (with Adam Arcuragi), I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman (with Sara Watkins, Sean Watkins and Dominique Arciero), and my original Britney-favorite Why Should I Be Sad (with Wynne Bennett and Shruti Kumar). And that’s this year’s Christmas gift. From all of me, to all of you. Looking forward to sharing more music in 2020.
Thank you for your patience.


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released December 23, 2019

"Slip into character" written composed and produced by Sondre Lerche.
Choir - The Silver Lake Chorus
Harpist - Liza Wallace
Conductor and arrangement - Bobby Halvorson
Engineers - Sophocles Papavasilopoulos and Maxwell Gualtieri

"Everytime" written and composed by Britney Spears and Annette Stamatelatos
Vocals, guitar - Sondre Lerche
Electric guitar Adam Arcuragi
Recorded and mixed by Adam Arcuragi

"I'm not a girl, not yet a woman" written and composed by Rami Yacoub, Karl Martin Sandberg and Dido Armstrong
Vocals, electric guitar - Sondre Lerche
Vocals, violin - Sara Watkins
Vocals, acoustic guitar - Sean Watkins
Vocals - Dominique Arciero
Recorded and mixed by Sean Watkins

"Why should I be sad" written and composed by Parrell Williams
Recorded, performed, produced and mixed by Shruti Kumar, Wynne Bennett and Sondre Lerche.

Mastered by Jørgen Trœen.

Cover photo by Jon Danovic / design by Stine Berg.


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