Less Is More, Nothing Is Everything

by Isles

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'Less Is More, Nothing Is Everything' is a 5-track debut EP by Isles. It consists of songs written since the band's inception and it's a mix of the band's maturity through the years, as well as experiences that many individuals can relate to.

Isles: Bryan / Darryl / Wira / Ben / Boon Lee

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released June 20, 2016

Recording & Mixing by Phoon Zixiang of Typhoon Studios
Mastering by Troy Glessner of Spectre Mastering
Music by Isles
Lyrics by Bryan Choo, Darryl Lim
Artwork by Darryl Lim, Tay Boon Lee

Thank you to everyone who has stuck around since the beginning, and thank you for listening.

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Track Name: The Man Who Needs Nothing
Tracing back the steps
In close memory
Of the lives I've once crossed
Of the lives I've once put forth

Like footsteps
Imprinted in the snow
Long melted away with the summer's warmth
Through the field of weeds

Split in this moment
I find myself going on and on
I just needed a fucking way out
I just needed a way out

How can something you once thought to be so real
End with loneliness being the only thing you'll ever fucking feel

This hefty heart has nothing else left to exhaust
But the lies fed constantly with little to no remorse
I never needed a brand new start
What difference would it make to this heart

Split in this moment
I find myself going on and on
I just needed a fucking way out
I just needed a way out

Let me go

Blurry are the lines
That once painted a vivid picture
Of your loyalty
But it was all a game

I never needed a brand new start
Because what difference would it make to this heart

For the man who needs nothing
Never goes without

For the man who needs nothing
Never goes without

For the man who needs nothing
Never goes without
Track Name: I Can Pretend To Forget
Fleeting from all my trials
With the aid of vices
As the sun makes its way
This darkness surrounds us

Took a backseat while I watched
Everyone moving with the ticking clock
Fine as everything seemed
I only found myself knee deep in nothing

The deafening silence of the morning
Reminds me of the darkness that once lid
The hope for change just simply yearning
And the memories that I can't forget

And all the words that I carelessly select
And all the memories that I can't forget

Why do I try so fucking hard
When I've come to terms with the fact
That coming of age is only but a milestone
For the things that I'll never achieve

I took a backseat while I watched
Everyone moving on

I took a backseat while I watched
Everyone moving on

I took a backseat while I watched
Everyone moving with the ticking clock
Fine as everything seemed
I only found myself knee deep in nothing

I can pretend to forget
But I'm trying my best
But I'm trying my best

I can pretend to forget
But I'm trying my best
But I'm trying my best
Track Name: So As Long As My Heart Is Still Beating
If only I could wake
Into the middle of last week
All of what I am
Selflessly for you to take

If it's not to much to ask
Comfort in my own skin is all I seek

If you're going to leave please just do
Even though that you promised that you wouldn't
Months ago when you were
Crying into the weaves of my sweater

And I know that sometimes it rains
When it clearly shouldn't
And we tear the flowers out of the ground
Just to watch them wilt and die

I was never afraid of ghosts
Before you left
But now I see you everywhere
And it's making it hard

It's making it harder for breathing
It's making it harder for breathing

We had no ending
Neither said goodbye
And for the rest of my life
I will wonder why
Track Name: Remission
I just wanted a grip in all of this
But it always seems like I'm missing a piece
Close enough for me to taste
When will I get to the end

I'll admit
ignorance on my part
Trust that I've done
All that I could

The dirt wedged in between
The cracks in the tiles
All that was jaded
Well washed into the color of denial

I told myself I would never regress
But the plague that stream the courses of my veins
Will always be black
They'll always be black

And I've given up on myself

I know it's too late to make things right
Never thought I would feel so sorry for myself
That you were deserving of so much more
I know I am nothing that you've hoped for
Track Name: Departure
Have you ever wanted
To be something more
Than just a fleeting memory
Just waiting to dissolve

I've spent all my nights
Hoping to someday
Walk out that door
To a place where I can find myself

I guess it's time to go
To a place where no one knows
I know that I should leave
Please miss me, don't mourn for me

If less is more
Then what more do I have
If less is more
Then nothing is everything

If less is more
Then what hope do I have
If less is more
Then nothing is everything