Spaceman

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“Spaceman sums up the full musical and spiritual exploration of the entire record. I had to dig deep for the lyrics on this one. My ‘mumble track’ method that I used on most of the songs had run dry by this point. This song, like most on this record, is abstract and artistic enough to be whatever you want them to be about, but to me, it’s about waking up now and seeing the sharp contrast against my life two years ago. I’m a zillion miles away from where I used to be mentally, spiritually, and even physically.

The 'Spaceman' music video tells kind of a psychedelic space-age version of 'Romeo and Juliet'. It's both futuristic and vintage all at once. This video is hugely inspired by my deep fascination with mid-century sci-fi films and books. We shot outside of Marfa, a place I've always wanted to check out. I asked the hotel attendant there what she thought about those mysterious 'Marfa Lights.' She has lived there her whole life and has seen them multiple times and she's convinced that they are aliens. My favorite part of the video is the trombone solo. So perfectly stupid. I also like the role reversal, I play the clumsy damsel in distress who needs to be rescued by a heroin."

— Ty Richards

lyrics

The space monkey
Is eating your spaghetti
Since they hypnotized
Both your eyes with TV
It's you completely nude
With a tube of toothpaste food

You're a spaceman
Waking up a zillion miles away
Oh no
To a flying saucer
Playing records in your brain

All you have is a photograph
A typewriter and rayguns
So you use telepathy
To try to see where it all went wrong
In half an hour your psychic power
Will reach the Earth

You're a spaceman
Waking up a zillion miles away
Oh no
To a flying saucer
Playing records in your brain
Brain brain brain brain

You're a spaceman
Waking up a zillion miles away
Oh no
To a flying saucer
Playing records in your brain
Oh no
You're a spaceman
Waking up a zillion miles away

Oh no

credits

from Zillion, track released October 7, 2016
Song by Ty Richards
© 2017 Ty Richards Music (BMI)

Vocals, Electric Guitars, Synthesizers, Bass, and Drums by Ty Richards

Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Ty Richards

Recorded at Tremolo Records in Austin

Mastered by Brian Lucey (Beck, David Lynch, The Black Keys, The Arcs, Spanish Gold, Ray LaMontagne, Sigur Rós, Cage the Elephant, Dr. John, Arctic Monkeys, Lucinda Williams, Dr. Dog, Ringo Deathstarr)

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Ty Richards is an alt rock artist from Austin, Texas with psychedelic & dance influences.

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