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Josh Doyle

Josh Doyle
Aphrodite

Following up on ‘The End Of Fear’, Josh Doyle is releasing a new version of ‘Aphrodite’.

Getting straight to the point, this version has no guitars but I’m an honest bloke, so have to admit that I didn’t notice this until I read Josh Doyle’s website. What it does have is electronic genius at every turn with great rhythm samples, ambient strings and an aching vocal that floats hauntingly among the electro-scape.

The lyrics are raw and provide an insight into Doyle’s fears and perhaps describing why his musical career has a few hard-corners and pivots.

Rather than labour the point, I’ll simply say that this is a great track and if you don’t want to take my word for it – go and listen to it now.

Watch Josh Doyle – ‘Aphrodite’ (Live).

Aphrodite Lyrics

Its Friday in the local
And everyone is only after one thing
Afraid that what I’m wearing is unfashionable
Afraid that I will go and say the wrong thing
Sick to my stomach
With the burden of the future
Sitting wishing things would happen faster
Playing mating games half sober
And its over

Walking in the march of dimes
Married six or seven times without you now
While a younger version of myself
Is telling me to turn around and find you out

But I don’t know where
You’re leading me, yeah, Aphrodite
Could this be it this time around
And I told love to get away from me, Yeah, Aphrodite
Cause all you do is hurt everyone

People are saying
I should be putting roots down for the future
But time is running out to be that person
I want to do something great before I get older
There’s nothing worse than being mediocre
But I keep walking out on opportunity
Afraid that it will find me out as ordinary
I only wish that they’d stop talking to me
There’s nothing interesting to talk about

Walking in the march of dimes
Married six or seven times without you now
While a younger version of myself
Is telling me to turn around and find you out

But I don’t know where
You’re leading me, yeah, Aphrodite
Could this be it this time around
And I told love to get away from me, Yeah, Aphrodite
Cause all you do is hurt everyone
All you do is hurt everyone
All you do is hurt everyone

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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