Maiden, [Mother​]​, Crone (EP)

by Jordan Reyne

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"Mother" is the second EP in the "Maiden, Mother, Crone" trilogy of EPs which combine pagan imagery with modern narratives on women. Each EP looks at the lives of women through the lens of the 3 well known archetypes - the Maiden, the Mother and the Crone - to explore how these might shape the modern experience (and outside perception) of each life stage.

The second character in the trilogy is the Mother, who wrestles with balancing societal expectation and the development of her own life goals.She is the character society most often feels entitled to judge, touch, and regulate particularly when she has children. The Mother's body is at times almost public - it is the "moral" body upon which society's normative forces are acted out.

The mother character in this EP struggles with the expectations passed down to her, with the perceptions on how she behaves, and with what to do when her attempts to do what is expected of her do
not work out as planned.

"Mother" is a "heavy folk" album made using loop machines, acoustic instruments and organic rhythms, with Jordan's bloodthirsty celtic vocals in the forefront.

Digital pre-orders will be released on October 4th (10 days before the physical/retail release date).

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released October 14, 2014

all music written, performed and recorded by Jordan Reyne
Artwork by Jordan Reyne
Mastering Stephen Carey.

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Jordan Reyne UK

Described by New Zealand's National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordan's music is a blend of irish/ celtic rock, steam-era machine noise, and Grimms fairytale-eske lyrics. Imagine PJ Harvey trapped in the workhouses of Industrial Revolution era England, with only Nine Inch Nails for company. ... more

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Track Name: Don't Look Down
I'm gonna save your life
Cos noone can do this alone
and of all the two edged things were forced to hold,
this one wont make any sense unless you look at it wrong.

So Im gonna save your life
while the darkness drags hard at your heels
and if youre going to take this tiny heavy step now
don't you dare look down and
let the abyss grab hold.

Cos I'm gonna save your life.

All silence is heavy until someone speaks
until someone who's brave can name gravitys hold
and your hands, they look tired
and your palms cut and worn
from the struggle to crawl up
to stand up
to fight for a single foothold.

So I'm gonna save your life

I'm gonna take your hand
and it shakes like a leaf, just like mine does, just like theirs do.
I'm gonna ask you to shut your eyes.
To feel the touch of my skin on your own
feel the warmth push through it.
I want you to
hold it
feel it
taste it
breathe it
know it
see it
be it
beleive it
Cos it's gonna save your life.
Track Name: The Ferryman
The Ferryman (c) & (p) Jordan Reyne 2014

You ride again, and you still won't pay
cos the middle and back isn't going the whole way
your island, oh
has a siren you say.
But this song is your own, and you use it to shift blame.

Her on the shore - "mother" is no name
and the lake lady's lure, an anonymous fame
and we glide overtop, and you wont dive in
oh that dark
would hide us all from sin.

All you can eat - you're a man of your time.
Consumption as virtue - oh it used to be mine.
And choices are taken, even when they're not made
and full cross or not, I'll always get paid.

This is your last trip - yeah the boat stops here.
And with two half lives, you're not a whole of a man
so Ill ask you for one name
but you close your eyes and sigh, sigh, sigh.

Pitiful man - here is my price
you can row back and forth between duty and vice
but you'll never set foot upon island or shore
cos those with no ties never needed the earth.
Track Name: Rulers of Men
Rulers of Men


They said they'd tame the sea
when all her storms began their howling.
Said they'd patch the holes in sky
before the sun bought us to boiling.
And they said they'd stop the fires
before we burned for understanding.
Then they watergated wires
to stop the questions and the talking.

And my boy is burning.

They stared building walls
around their power and their comfort.
But no guns have yet been fired,
so keep your heads down, go in quiet.
Cos who am I to say
that this is all the start of endings
When we all hope and pretend
just keeping on will bring us everything.

But my boy is burning.
My boy is burning.
My boy is burning.
Right in front of me.

(c) and (p) Jordan Reyne 2014