Don't (single)

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"Pratley is an L.A.-based project of Sam Wilkes and James Watson, and they've got a funky retro-pop composition in "Don't." ... Pratley's James Watson told The FADER about the song's perspective in an email. "The music felt very nostalgic to me and I started singing from the point of view of someone who was alone in a house that they once shared with a loved one. In the verses they are reminded of their lost love by everyday tasks and objects and in the chorus they attempt to get out of this nostalgic whirlpool by shouting a strict mantra to themselves: 'don’t!' like 'don't think about those memories, that only makes it worse!'. To me this song is a snapshot of that really stubborn part of the grieving process when you just have to tell yourself not to think about it."

-Jordan Darville for FADER magazine 02/28/2017

lyrics

i’m dreaming on the pillows we screamed into
i’m sipping from the cup you swore was broken
i’m eating off the table we made love on
i’m fixing up a life that could be fun

don’t
don’t
don’t
don’t

i’m dreaming on the pillows we screamed into
i’m sipping from the cup you swore was broken
i’m eating off the table we made love on
i’m fixing up a life that you would live in


don’t
don’t
don’t
don’t
i’m dreaming on… don’t
i’m sipping from… don ’t
i’m eating off… don’t
i’m fixing up… don’t

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released February 28, 2017
Written and recorded by Pratley
Mixed by Chris Sorem
Mastered by Mark Schlecki

Musicians:
Thomas Organ: Sam Wilkes and James Watson
Guitars: James Watson and Sam Wilkes
Bass: Sam Wilkes
Vocals: James Watson
Backing Vocals: James Watson and Sam Wilkes
Percussion: James Watson and Sam Wilkes
Drums: Will Baldocchi

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