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1.
Phases 03:04
You always seem to complicate When all you really need to do is talk to me We got little issues we have to face If we wanna be together in a better place No escaping where we are We’re both stumbling through the dark This is just another phase, yeah You’ve got me flipping through the pages And as I’m looking at our faces I can’t believe how much we’ve changed, yeah Going through phases But it won’t phase us Going through phases Going through phases We’re both strong, and for sure there’s times It takes every bit of who we are to compromise We got time to get it right I meant it when I said I’d love you all my life We’re both stumbling through the dark This is just another phase, yeah You’ve got me flipping through the pages And as I’m looking at our faces I can’t believe how much we’ve changed, yeah Going through phases But it won’t phase us Going through phases Going through phases Phase one, phase two, phase three, phase four Bring it on This is just another phase, yeah You’ve got me flipping through the pages And as I’m looking at our faces I can’t believe how much we’ve changed, yeah Going through phases But it won’t phase us Going through phases Going through phases
2.
Checking your phone five times a minute While I’m sitting here feeling so distant Something is off, you’re acting different Keep changing your mind, never consistent All of the plans I called off to see you Are never enough, can’t seem to please you No keeping up, you’re always moving, got So many friends it gets confusing Why don’t you see it my way See it my way Why don’t you see it my way See it my way, see it my way I need to know Are you trying, cause I’m trying Can’t let you go If we’re fighting, are you fighting for me? Cause I’m fighting for you I’m fighting for you When I take a call you always comment As if you keep your phone locked in your pocket You like to point out all of our problems Mmm take it to far, have you forgotten All of the plans I called off to see you Are never enough, can’t seem to please you How can you say you’re not included You know, it takes us both to make it through this Why don’t you see it my way, see it my way, see it my way I need to know Are you trying, cause I’m trying Can’t let you go If we’re fighting, are you fighting for me? Cause I’m fighting for you I’m fighting for you We’re being pulled apart, Why do you make this harder When I can’t keep this up I need to know Are you trying, cause I’m trying Can’t let you go If we’re fighting, are you fighting for me? I’m fighting for you (I’m fighting for you) I’m fighting for you (I’m fighting for you) I’m fighting for you (I’m fighting for you) I’m fighting for you (I’m fighting for you)
3.
Focus 03:03
My head’s in a thousand places and here’s the truth I’m lost in a hundred feelings I’m fighting through I understand, I overthink, put too weight much on everything I do One step from crazy if not for you When I don’t know what I need and I don’t know what I’m feeling It’s you that brings me back You pull me off the ceiling I don’t think that you notice You, you keep me in focus I don’t think that you notice I’m caught in the moment I’m lost in a storm of people I want to please I’m trying to be more people than I can be I overbook, procrastinate, stay up to late and watch too much TV But I’m here in the moment when you’re with me When I don’t know what I need and I don’t know what I’m feeling It’s you that brings me back You pull me off the ceiling I don’t think that you notice You, you keep me in focus I don’t think that you notice I’m caught in the moment All the noise and you can see me through it Just your voice, you keep me All the noise and you can see me through it You keep me in focus I don’t think that you notice You, you keep me in focus I don’t think that you notice I’m caught in the moment I don’t think that you notice You, you keep me in focus I don’t think that you notice I’m caught in the moment I’m caught in the moment with you You keep me in focus
4.
Lyrics: You say not to worry, but it’s easier said Know I’m always in a hurry, I only see you in bed Don’t know how I’m keeping this up, or how you make it all make sense Might be broke after groceries, but I never forget I’ve got everything I need As long as you’re with me I’m no sugar daddy, but you can have me I know I'll be happy, ‘cause you are all I need You’re all I need, you’re all I need Oooooo, you’re all I need I'm wearing your sweater, it's covered in holes It’s true we've been better, money comes and it goes I know that you’ve been working hard, and everything is going slow We're in this together, by now you should know I’m no sugar daddy, but you can have me I know I'll be happy, ‘cause you are all I need You can chase your money, but you've already got me I know we’ll be happy, ‘cause you are all I need You’re all I need, you’re all I need Oooooo, you’re all I need I’ve got everything I need As long as you’re with me I don’t need a sugar daddy, boy you can have me And I know we’ll be happy, ‘cause you are all I need You’re all I need, you’re all I need Ooooo, you’re all I need
5.
Got a headache that I can’t shake Bad enough to make the earth quake Only thing that makes it go away Is you When the world is feeling bitter sweet And all I wanna do is oversleep You’re still bringing out the good in me It’s true If we’re spending all this time Why not make it every night I’m just saying, you and I Should treat ourselves You’re my guilty pleasure And I don’t feel bad about it No I don’t feel bad No I don’t feel bad about it You’re my guilty pleasure Kinda funny how we need to break Some of the rules just to shake things up I’ll take a risk to get a better taste Of you Fascinated by your design How our fingers intertwine I’m just saying, you and I Could treat ourselves Caving in to the craving, baby let’s go ‘Cause I’m hooked on the feeling of your love Ain’t nobody’s gonna tell us we should let go Baby you’re the only sugar I won’t give up
6.
Fire burning all my lies Smoke is clearing overnight It’s civil war inside, and I won’t try to hide Nothing much here left to find I know I raise red flags But I’m ready to surrender The blood is on my hands I come with a scarlet letter But you’re fearless to my weakness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up again We’ll conquer the darkness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up Fire burning in your eyes Truth is keeping me alive And now that I’ve survived I can see how blind I was in that state of mind I know I raise red flags But I’m ready to surrender The blood is on my hands I come with a scarlet letter But you’re fearless to my weakness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up again We’ll conquer the darkness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up Building me, building me, building me, building me up You're building me up again Building me, building me, building me, building me up You're building me up You found me under the dust You pulled me out of the mud You are the light in the flood You stick around in the rough You're building me up again You're building me up You’re fearless to my weakness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up again We’ll conquer the darkness You come on in you build me up again You come on in you build me up Building me, building me, building me, building me up You're building me up again Building me, building me, building me, building me up You're building me up
7.
ETA 04:16
I remember you were bold Making promises to me Of an oasis far away Worth leaving everything So through the desert we would go After ever changing dreams Lose ourselves over the days Will we ever find our place But we both know where we’re headed And we know we should be there by now Now my heart is getting restless Could you drop your act and spit it out Give me your ETA And be honest with me, I can find another way Give me your ETA Cause I’ll pick another place, I don’t want to wait all day You made it sound like it was close You knew the way like the back of your hand I’m seeing now that I was wrong To trust you again I heard that tone before When you say we’re a little behind Running idle till we stall Trying to buy yourself some time But we both know where we’re headed We know we should be there by now Now my heart is getting restless Could you stop my heart and see me out Give me your ETA And be honest with me, I can find another way Give me your ETA Cause I’ll pick another place, I don’t want to wait all day And it’s not just that I’m restless That I need to some room to stretch my legs But you’re looking for perfection All I wanted was a quiet space Give me your ETA And be honest with me, I can find another way Give me your ETA Cause I’ll pick another place, I don’t want to wait all day Give me your ETA Give me your ETA Give me your ETA Give me your ETA

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Blending modern pop with your favourite 80’s inspired sounds, Montreal quartet What If Elephants touches on the depth of human experience on their recent EP ‘Relationship Status.’

Main songwriter, producer and vocalist Joey Langlois (Walk Off the Earth, [insert name]) created a sonic landscape alongside Alanna Martin, Justin Wiley, and Collin Steinz, that explores and showcases the bands maturity. Songs that lift you from the lighter side of heartbreak, to vintage synth-pop anthems that would fit seamlessly on any bootleg mix-tape.

Having already shared festival stages alongside the likes of Neon Dreams, Milk & Bone, and Port Cities, and winning Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Artist Program in 2018, What If Elephants look to bring the refined sound on the road in 2022.

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released August 22, 2021

Producers: Joey Langlois, Tokyo Speirs, Lucas Liberatore
Mixing: Joey Langlois
Mastering: Jon Tornblom (Transparent Mastering)
Writers: Joey Langlois, Alanna Martin, Justin Wiley, Collin Steniz, Samantha Martel, Rosanne Baker Thornley, Maya Malkin, Mike Bilenki, Bayla, Namelle, Tokyo Speirs
Cover Photo: Philippe Thibault
Cover Design: Mike Lavi

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What If Elephants Montreal, Québec

Montreal assembled band, What If Elephants, is the rhythmically driven blend of indie-pop / alt-rock surrounding the warm and catchy melodies derived out of singer/songwriter project "Joey Langlois". Their first single "Candles" is highly anticipated by their previous projects following and newly befriended fans. ... more

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