The Winter Air - EP

by Zach Munowitz

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I'm proud to present my first EP, "The Winter Air"! So much hard work and time was put into this release, as it is 100% self-produced, and I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. These songs are basically all of my thoughts, expressed in music, with the goal of total transparency. It was definitely difficult to let out some of these feelings, but it has helped me so much to do so. I hope you all enjoy it!

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released January 26, 2016

Zach Munowitz - Production, Engineering, Recording, Editing, Programming, Mixing, Mastering

Personnel
Zach Munowitz - Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, programming, bass, drums on "Little Voices".

Album artwork by Zach Munowitz

Recorded from Summer 2015 to Winter 2016 at Munowitz Studios

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Zach Munowitz Chappaqua, New York

Hey! I'm a singer-songwriter/producer/engineer from NY. I love playing guitar, singing, writing songs, puppies, and sushi:)

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Track Name: The Winter Air (Live)
THE WINTER AIR // LYRICS

The sights and scents of the storm.
The drip, drip, dripping of raindrops on the floor.

So tell me, when does the pain and suffering end?
'Cuz I wanna know when I can begin my life again.

A life beyond the broken hinges of the doors we crashed through.
Take in the subtle twinges of the winter air on your tongue.
A life beyond the broken hinges is a life I want to live.

The nights I've spent lying awake.
The telltale signs of insanity never break.

So tell me, when does the pain and suffering end?
'Cuz I wanna know when I can begin my life again.

A life beyond the broken hinges of the doors we crashed through.
Take in the subtle twinges of the winter air on your tongue.
A life beyond the broken hinges is a life I want to live.

So tell me, when does the pain and suffering end?
'Cuz I wanna know when I can begin my life again.
I wanna know when I can begin my life again.

A life beyond the broken hinges of the doors we crashed through.
Take in the subtle twinges of the winter air on your tongue.
A life beyond the broken hinges is a life I want to live.
Track Name: Peace
PEACE // LYRICS

I sit
I watch
And observe the beauty that surrounds me:

Trees of every kind fill my vision; evergreens, maples, oaks
Their leaves blow gently in the breeze, swaying in a peaceful rhythm
One slowly departs its mother, reminding me that autumn is fast approaching

Way up above me, I notice the massive cushions
That consume the atmosphere
An endless gray sheet, yet it is not dull
It shines with the fury of the sun,
Desperately trying to push its way through.

Bees whizz by my head, their golden bands visible,
Paired with bars of darkness
A few swallows engage in a game of tag, playfully darting after each other
Some dragonflies begin to do the same, almost by some eerie coincidence.

I close my eyes
I can’t possibly notice much more, can I?

All of a sudden, the whirr of a lawnmower fills my ears
How did I not pick that up before?
Countless different pitches of bird chirps and calls ring in the distance
Tiny blips and squeaks of communication
The constant buzzing of cicadas orchestrates the aural background of my lawn

I don’t want this to end
I want to smell rain and flowers and dirt forever
Not sweat.
Not pencil erasers.
No fear.
No shame.
I want to feel nature
Run through my veins.
Track Name: Little Voices
LITTLE VOICES // LYRICS

Maybe if I laugh it off,
It will get better.
So much better.

Will I fall under, or stay afloat?

Maybe it's not so bad at all,
This little voice inside my head,
Plotting my every downfall.
Track Name: Potpourri
POTPOURRI // LYRICS

Why do you write me off, like a pen on a paper, scribbling soft?
I don’t want none of this, no, I don’t want none of this, no.
Why have we fallen apart?
Are we losing everything that we had from the start?
I can’t hold on to you for too much longer.
I can’t pretend I’m weak when I am stronger.

Speak for the day, and let your words ring out above the noise.
Your choice to feel like you belong here.

Why do you fight me off?
Is there something I’m missing?
Did I go wrong?
I don’t want none of this, no, I don’t want none of this, no.
Can we just wipe it clean and start it again ‘cuz I believe
I can’t hold on to you for too much longer.
I can’t pretend I’m weak when I am stronger.

Speak for the day, and let your words ring out above the noise.
Your choice to feel like you belong here.

To feel like you belong here.

To be quite honest, it’s hard to watch you go.
Like we’re tectonic, shifting slow.
Shifting slow.
The ground far below.

Somehow, some day,
We’ll negate the loss of life along the way.

Sometime, some way,
We’ll reject the guiding words we have to say.