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What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now

No Lungs

“Is this the best it’s ever going to get when there’s so much left to live for” is the first line No Lungs brainchild Austin Cooper delivers on “At Metro Square,” the opening track from the upcoming album, ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now.’ In the song, a character witnesses a suicide, and although the suicide was not real (at least not one Cooper witnessed,) the location that makes up the song title is—Metro Square is a shopping plaza in Phoenix, Arizona, a location Cooper chose to place as the background to show the shocking in the mundane.

After self-recording and releasing his third album, ‘See You There’, in 2019, opening for acts such as The Ataris and Bay Faction, and embarking on his first regional tour, Austin Cooper returned to his home studio to record what would become his fourth album under the No Lungs banner. ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now’ is not a concept record, but Cooper tends to touch on recurring themes such as staying stagnant in a city where you know you don’t belong, love, loss, heroes and villains and sometimes being unable to decipher which one you are.

In “Curt Kobain” our character is so obsessed with another person that he would rather die than see the person with somebody else. In “Some Strange Odd Hell,” Cooper sings “Why did I stick around.” Even though the songs aren’t necessarily about the same person (it is unknown if these people are even real,) the sentiments of love and loss are plastered throughout the album. Token acoustic track “One Fixed Point” and the upbeat “Future Joy” bring a one-two punch of the feelings of staying stagnant, and “Means to an End,” the album’s closing track, finds our narrator coming to terms that nothing lasts forever which can be taken in a good or bad way. There is some light along the way with tracks like “Indie Kids,” a slow and mellow track straight from a mid 2000s hipster film, and “Big Enigma Energy,” which opens the second half of the record and finds Cooper singing about the gatekeeper mentality of peers in his music scene and the wickedness of people in general.

What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now is coming out on September 18, 2020.

“Is this the best it’s ever going to get when there’s so much left to live for” is the first line No Lungs brainchild Austin Cooper delivers on “At Metro Square,” the opening track from the upcoming album, ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now.’ In the song, a character witnesses a suicide, and although the suicide was not real (at least not one Cooper witnessed,) the location that makes up the song title is—Metro Square is a shopping plaza in Phoenix, Arizona, a location Cooper chose to place as the background to show the shocking in the mundane.

After self-recording and releasing his third album, ‘See You There’, in 2019, opening for acts such as The Ataris and Bay Faction, and embarking on his first regional tour, Austin Cooper returned to his home studio to record what would become his fourth album under the No Lungs banner. ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now’ is not a concept record, but Cooper tends to touch on recurring themes such as staying stagnant in a city where you know you don’t belong, love, loss, heroes and villains and sometimes being unable to decipher which one you are.

In “Curt Kobain” our character is so obsessed with another person that he would rather die than see the person with somebody else. In “Some Strange Odd Hell,” Cooper sings “Why did I stick around.” Even though the songs aren’t necessarily about the same person (it is unknown if these people are even real,) the sentiments of love and loss are plastered throughout the album. Token acoustic track “One Fixed Point” and the upbeat “Future Joy” bring a one-two punch of the feelings of staying stagnant, and “Means to an End,” the album’s closing track, finds our narrator coming to terms that nothing lasts forever which can be taken in a good or bad way. There is some light along the way with tracks like “Indie Kids,” a slow and mellow track straight from a mid 2000s hipster film, and “Big Enigma Energy,” which opens the second half of the record and finds Cooper singing about the gatekeeper mentality of peers in his music scene and the wickedness of people in general.

What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now is coming out on September 18, 2020.

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Format
12” White color vinyl (33 rpm)
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Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Sep 21 2020 ~ Oct 21 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~

Tracks

A Side

1.
At Metro Square
No Lungs
05:01
2.
Curt Kobain
No Lungs
03:23
3.
Our America
No Lungs
04:50
4.
Indie Kids
No Lungs
04:40
5.
Where's Your North Star Now?
No Lungs
04:40

B Side

1.
Big Enigma Energy
No Lungs
03:54
2.
One Fixed Point
No Lungs
03:50
3.
Future Joy
No Lungs
05:05
4.
Some Strange Odd Hell
No Lungs
04:43
5.
Means to an End
No Lungs
05:33
Crowdfunding
$ 30.00
Finished
Uncompleted
Back now
Format
12” White color vinyl (33 rpm)
Caution: Vinyl mockups and specs may differ from the final product. Qrates is not responsible if the final product does not match expectations.
Digital download bonus
This project has no digital download bonus.
Crowdfunding project
This funding project accepts orders during its project period and you will be charged once the project succeeds. The project period may be shortened or extended depending on the situation.
Project duration
Sep 21 2020 ~ Oct 21 2020 00:00 UTC
Estimated shipping date
Records are shipped typically 2-3 months from the project’s end date once after the project has successfully ended.
* Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on any schedule changes at the pressing plant and the artist’s ability to submit production assets.
Shipping
Ship from Michigan/US
Shipping fee to United States: $ 6.00 ~

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“Is this the best it’s ever going to get when there’s so much left to live for” is the first line No Lungs brainchild Austin Cooper delivers on “At Metro Square,” the opening track from the upcoming album, ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now.’ In the song, a character witnesses a suicide, and although the suicide was not real (at least not one Cooper witnessed,) the location that makes up the song title is—Metro Square is a shopping plaza in Phoenix, Arizona, a location Cooper chose to place as the background to show the shocking in the mundane.

After self-recording and releasing his third album, ‘See You There’, in 2019, opening for acts such as The Ataris and Bay Faction, and embarking on his first regional tour, Austin Cooper returned to his home studio to record what would become his fourth album under the No Lungs banner. ‘What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now’ is not a concept record, but Cooper tends to touch on recurring themes such as staying stagnant in a city where you know you don’t belong, love, loss, heroes and villains and sometimes being unable to decipher which one you are.

What You Didn’t Want to Happen Is Happening Right Now is coming out on September 18, 2020.

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