by Bird Of Paradise

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    With collaborations from Still Life Honolulu and Denney Joints. Produced by Elliot Polokoff. Hand-drawn artwork by Eric Cyganic Morgan.

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For the month of February, all proceeds from the sales of the "Thief" EP were donated to the Immediate Oakland F*re Relief Fund. We raised over $300, thank you fans!

Thanks and Aloha To: Denney Joints, Still Life Honolulu, Elliot Polokoff, Eric Cyganik Morgan, Nicholas Taplin, Jake Aesthete, Hillary Heckard, David Wilkie, Dana Paresa, Haircuts for Men and Susan Lin for believing in and assisting with this project. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Joey Casio, Cash Askew, Chelsea Faith, Ara Jo, Kiyomi Tanouye and all those lost in the Ghost Ship F*re. Rest in power, my dear friends.

Album artwork by Eric Cyganik Morgan, promotional photography by Nicholas Taplin


Rachael Ann


released February 7, 2017

All tracks written and recorded by Rachael Ann (vox/synths) accompanied by Denney Joints (synths) and engineered/mixed/ produced by Elliot Polokoff; with the exceptions of “Thief” (written by Rachael Ann and Jake Aesthete), “Gemini Birthday Song” (written by Yoni and Yosiah Wolf and accompanied by guitar/vox from Denney Joints), "I'm Not Like You" (produced by Stilllifehonolulu and Elliot Polokoff) and “Strange Changes” (lyrics by David Bowie and engineered/produced/remixed by Rachael Ann and Stilllifehonolulu).



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Bird Of Paradise Oakland, California

Bird of Paradise is a synth/pop act from Oakland, CA. BoP began in Hawaii when Rachael Ann began writing songs influenced by tropicalia and traditional Hawaiian music. Her songs are about loss, love, and heart-on-your sleeve stories interpreted through dance and pop. Denney, a recent collaborator from Oakland, brings a post-punk sensibility and production to the "Thief EP" ... more


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Track Name: Thief
Why did you steal my heart away?
I gave you all I own...
I tried to leave but now I'll stay
For the thrill alone.

Baby, why we gotta play these games?
You know it makes no sense at all
Before we even knew each others' names
I saw our future written on the wall.

You were the thief from the start
Now I'm losing control
'Cause you stole my heart
You stole my soul.

Now the smoke is getting in our eyes
And we can't see wrong from right.
I feel the danger when you're next to me
Still, I want to you hold you tight...
Track Name: Chase You
The others try to run me down, but this girl needs to race free....

How can I stay away from you?
How can I try to hide?
I'm dreaming of you by my side...

I know that you're no good for me
And I should stand aside
But I'm going out to dance tonight
And with you it feels so right...

And I know you'll only set me up
But boy, I love to chase you.
'Cause I love it when it's my way
And I know you'll only shut me down
And boy, I need my space too,
But please don't go too far away.

Run, boy, I'll follow...

You spurn my advances,
A runner in your own right,
Boy, you've met your match with me,
Tonight, tonight, tonight....
Track Name: I'm Not Like You
"Wanted to ask you, if we could be friends
We used to talk, so,
Why should that have to end?"

You always make it out to be
That the story's about you
Why should you ask me that now?
I found my love true...

I'm not like you,
I have to let you know.
If you could see me,
I know you'd let me go.

So many times I tried to tell it to your face
You should look elsewhere-
Our friendship is displaced.

It would kill you if you know how
Little you mean to me.
There's another heart
Now you've gotta see....