Winter Shades

by The Hills Mover

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Barely a semester after his debut EP “Dead Notes” (May 2015), Grégoire Fray - under the moniker The Hills Mover - returns with “Winter Shades”. A collection of three songs about heart break(s), health issues and his considerations about taking (or not) radical action to change the world. Dry acoustic guitar, distant synth waves, snaking clarinet and ethereal voices: that’s all he needs.

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released December 11, 2015

Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Grégoire Fray.
Clarinet performed by Dimitri Iannello.
Mastered by Frederic Alstadt at Ångström Mastering.
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"Asger" contains samples from "Silent Decades" by Viktor Asger
This track is to the memory of Jan Palach.


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The Hills Mover Brussels, Belgium

Underneath the black hoodie of singer/songwriter The Hills Mover crouches Grégoire Fray, a French musician living in Brussels (also brain of post-rock/industrial gang THOT). Over the past years he has taken to the stage alone with his folk guitar. The road is where he feels at home, with his backpack and his guitar, ears wide open to peoples’ stories from which he draws his inspiration. ... more


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Track Name: Skadi
One single life is not ample, not for me.
I’m tending to get so much others, I’m craving.
But time had a rough effect on me lately.
I’m planning to step away from it, coz
Distance has been slaying me.

I’ve managed to reach the highest peak.
I’ve managed to hide my inner fear.
And set you free.
Then I was falling down to the bare, where I’ve been digging.
I’ve been trying to save this tale, figuring out
Why have your passion forsaking me?
Heaving has been slaying me.
Distance has been slaying me.
As I was trying to keep it safe.
Track Name: Dukkha
Taste me as if I was the only one.
There won’t be anything else to grab.
I’m going to make your body melt.
There won’t be anything else in your flesh

Stabbing your strengh.

Breaking your nerve.

Feel me as is I was your deepest love.
There won’t be anyone else to lust.
I’m going to tear your heart in pieces.
You won’t have anyone else to call.

I don’t know when it’s gonna end.
I don’t know when but I can’t stand anymore.
I don’t know how it’s gonna end but I want it fast, very fast.
Track Name: Asger
Have you ever though you could be the last, to resist?
I’m trying to find the words that you’ll need, on the fence.
Scream and burn, all the shame that we drag
Raise your fist and shut your mouth wide open
On the edge.

Have you ever tried to use your own skin, as a bomb?
Take my hand and help to rise above my own fears
I’m on this concern, looking for the way to explode
Further than we’ve ever been looking for.

I stand in the past but I can’t save Jan from burning down
All my friends will join we’ll reach the top of the choler.

Have you ever tried to use your writing, as a bomb?
Take my hand and help to rise above my own fears
I’m on this concern, looking for the way to explode
Further than we’ve ever been waiting for.

I wanna run away from this mess
Are we strong enough to keep on believe in love?

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