Black Lake

by Wallace

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I co-wrote Black Lake with Joel Quartermain down in Melbourne. Joel definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone subject wise with this love song laced with melancholy. I don't normally write or sing many love songs so this was a welcome challenge.

We wanted to try and capture the thoughts of someone who is in love and ready to commit to a person who isn't. After finishing the tune, I was re-watching one of my favourite comedies The Mighty Boosh and realised with all the water imagery we'd weaved into our story, we had accidentally written the song from the point of view of Old Gregg. We hadn't landed on a title at this point so I suggested Black Lake, the home of the Baileys drinking, watercolour painting man himself.


Skimming all my stones 'cross the ocean
Wana dive down to devotion
That's where I long to be
There while your heart still sleeps

Never wash up on the shoreline
Wana make sure it's for all time
Don't save a prayer for me
If we get lost at sea

Hush baby don't be nervous
Down here below the surface
Here where the current flows
I wana be alone

With you
I'll descend for miles and miles with you
Deeper and deeper...
With You
I'll descend for miles and miles with you
Deeper and deeper...

A hundred leagues of sea lie between us
Titan's home is ours if you just trust
Watching your tail spin
Why don't you just jump in?

The only breath we'll save is our last kiss
As we're swallowed up by the abyss
Then we'll go happily
If we get lost at sea



Been here for a while now
Take a dip and see how
Took a breath and I'm not coming up
Coming up no x2



released September 9, 2017
Produced, Mixed and Co-written by Joel Quartermain
Vocals Recorded by Simon Cohen


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Wallace London, UK

Future soul singer and songwriter Wallace Gollan’s musicality is as deep, complex, rapturous and compelling as the dark ocean that stretches across from her origins of Wellington, New Zealand to Sydney, Australia where Wallace now resides.

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