The Wrong Girl

Release Date: February 26th, 2016

The Wrong Girl is a chill Jazz, Pop, Singer/Songwriter album. The lyrics and music create stories and explore the many moods of love, heartbreak and loneliness.

Moira Waugh is a spellbinding storyteller with her lyrics. She delivers them with captivating sincerity and a beautiful, expressive voice. Siobhan Dakay composes sensitive jazzy pop compositions to amplify Moira’s vocals. When you listen to The Wrong Girl, you’ll hear their natural affinity.

Every day I see and hear stories all around me,” Moira Waugh shares. “People are doing or saying something that catches my attention and automatically I start imagining what sort of lives the people are leading, how they are feeling and what are the reasons behind the scenes I’ve glimpsed or snippets of conversation I’ve overheard. What would it be like to be them? My songs are really ideas for short stories or longer fiction condensed into song lyrics.

I musically grew up in the 70s/80s,” Siobhan Dakay remarks about his roots. “When you grow up as a child listening to Bacharach, Carpenters and even ABBA and experience your first heartbrokenness listening to The Smiths, The Cure and The Bible, these feeling and emotions automatically influence the creative process of building harmonies

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Click on the Title to learn more about each song.

01. Small Back Room (Single Release Date: March 15, 2016 )

02. Hey, Mr. Sun

03. Close To Mike

04. How Lucky I Am (Single Release Date: February 9, 2016)

05. Here They Come

06. You

07. Blackbird Song

08. Still Water

09. Garnet Wine (Single Release Date: March 29, 2016)

10. Bad Penny

11. Never

12. MARKED

13. Canary Wharf

The Ghosts Are Here

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Moira Waugh’s stunning vocals and introspective lyrics accompanied by Sibohan Dakay’s stark, sympathetic backing track create a memorable piece worthy of dark, dramatic scenes.

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Lyrics:

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
They cluster round my bed at night and put me to the test
In some secret corner I knew I’d rue the day
I didn’t make more effort, I went my own way

The ghosts are here with their gift of guilt
My failures sewn together to make a shabby quilt
They say they forgive me – that I should forget
But I miss them still and I’ll always feel regret

The ghosts are here, needing to be fed
With answers to the questions of the restless dead
There are dark thoughts circling in my head
I wish I’d listened to everything they said

The ghosts are here, they’re not laid to rest
The ghosts are here, with their gift of guilt
The ghosts are here, the ghosts of December

Tempo: 77 BPM

Full Credits:

Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Music: Moira Waugh / Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Vocals: Moira Waugh
Mixing: Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Siobhan Dakay

How Lucky I Am

Release Date: February 09. 2016

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About this song:

Moira:
In 2009, when I became seriously interested in singing, I was offered two wonderful songs written by (my now Husband) the singer songwriter Mark Bass . I chose to record ‘How Lucky I Am’ because it is one of the sweetest, prettiest love songs I’ve ever heard.

Siobhan:
When I heard the accapella the first time (and knowing that Mark and Moira liaise) I immediately thought about „Captain Of My Heart“ by the Band Double. Not that the lyrics are related but I kind of had such a setup in mind. When I started developing the chords I tried kind of to adopt some of the structure of that song which also was one of my favorite songs back in 1985. So with this backtrack I drag my head for Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug.

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Lyrics:

Our love’s been a long time coming, building deep inside
Gonna be the love too strong to hide. Everybody’s gonna know,
they’ll look at us and smile, good love’s even better when it take a while.
I can take the old folks laughing, their knowing little smiles
I can take the talk about us, it’ll go away after a while
And I’ll be loving you, the only love I ever needed
when all is said and through. I think about you all the time
You know I do. How lucky I am
To be with you

And I hope you feel the same way twenty years from now
Glad we’ve found each other somehow.
A love like ours only come along one time if at all
The waiting on that one time really worth the fall.
I don’t care about your past, don’t care who you’ve done
Just want us to be together, two lives lived as one and I’ll be loving you.
The only love I ever needed when all is said and through
I think about you all the time, you know I do
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
How lucky I am
To be with you

Info:

96 BPM

Credentials:
Lyrics: Mark Bass
Composition: Mark Bass, Siobhan Dakay
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mix: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Genre: Pop, Easy Listening, Jazz

Close To Mike

Moira on what inspired her to write this song:
„Driving home from Savannah, we passed a place called Gibson’s Creek where there was a view of an old, broken-down house of grey wood at the end of a jetty which extended into a wide expanse of smooth river. It made a beautiful picture – very North American to my mind – and it resulted in this song. Hope you like it.“

A song about the momentariness of love, the shame of saying „it is over“ and the wish of not getting hurt again.

The musical arrangement tries to capture the beautiful landscape inspired Moira to this song but also tries to reflect the flickering energy between both of the characters. At the end the Sax enters the scenery softens down and let go.

Close To MikeCLOSE TO MIKE
You’re back – tell me all about where you’ve been
Paint me some pictures in words of every exotic scene
Tell me some stories – it gets kinda samey here on the Creek
And I need the buzz of hearing you speak

We could rock on the back porch, watch the sun slip down
Those dark green waters where our aspirations drowned
When this old Creek’s wrapped in dusk’s embrace
It’s really almost pretty and then you can’t look in my face

Oh it’s so good to see you, say you’ll stay
Let’s lie cool and quiet – think up games to play
In the dawn you’ll leave me, disappear without a trace
But for now draw me close and I promise I won’t look in your face

Composer: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mixing: Marcel Filler
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

Hey, Mr. Sun

Hey, Mr. Sun – the first tunes appear and you might think „G&T on a roof terrasse now“ or you simply would like to enjoy the sun. Well, you can do so. But listen carefully. It sounds as if Moira flirts with Mr. Sun but case is the opposite.

Nothing else but the sun to dissapear from her face. She is pretty clear with her request. Using her sweetest voice she demands: „Stop smiling down on me cause I want to make the most of the tragedy of him leaving me“.

The Backtrack is quoting the good old 80s and 90s jazzy tracks from Mat Bianco and Sade. The Saxophone representing Mr. Sun trying to flirt with Moira but she is pretty resistant and doobidoohs Mr. Sun away.

Oh how could the root of the problem (the man) just let her go – this charming girl (NOT?).
Superb British sarkasm packed into a soft jazzy easy to digest dress.

Hey, Mr. Sun

Lyrics:

Hey, Mr. Sun
Stop smiling down on me
‘Cause I want to make the most
Of the tragedy of him leaving me
I need to stand in the mist and rain
And savor all my pain
Of dejection, of rejection
Of deception of missing him
And your sunshine is getting in my way

Hey, Mr. Sun
Please get lost
Cause only gales and gloomy clouds can really match my mood
And seaside towns in winter where I can just sit and brood on heartbreak
On heartache
On what a snake he was after all
And your sunshine, your sunshine’s getting in my way

You might think this new love is the one for you
Soon you realize it’s more a case of ‚he’ll do‘
Turns out you’re not exactly charming the guy
In spite of all your concessions and mid-brown hair dye

Hey, Mr. Sun
Wish you’d take a hike
While I wait for my homicidal hostility to pass
And watch my heart sink to the bottom of my glass
So just stop smiling at me
Cause your sunshine’s getting in my way
Take a hike, please get lost

Hey, Mr. Sun
You’re really getting in my way

 

77bpm

Composer: Moira Waugh, Siobhan Dakay
Lyrics: Moira Waugh
Arrangement: Siobhan Dakay
Mixing: Siobhan Dakay
Mastering: Christoph Stickel

License: cc-by-nc 3.0
Commercial License available: Thinkrootrecords