MOTEL

by Emilee South

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Emilee's new record 'MOTEL' is filled with throwback rock'n'roll & crooning soul.

The heaving, beaten up body of the record was tracked live to tape over two days at The Aviary Recording Studio.
Engineered by Fraser Montgomery, it features Matt Dixon on baritone guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, and Joshua Barber on drums.
Including a slew of special guests, (William Lee, Stan Woodhouse, Oskar Herbig, Ben Woolley, Al Parkinson, Clare Hendry, Jane Hendry & Kelly Day) it lays comfortably on a bed of velvet backing vocals.

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released May 11, 2017

Recorded at The Aviary Recording Studio.
Engineered by Fraser Montgomery & Nick Edin.
Mastered by Adam Dempsey.

Emilee South : guitar & vocals
Matt Dixon : baritone guitar
Ben Franz : double bass
Joshua Barber : drums

Backing vocals : William Lee, Stan Woodhouse, Oskar Herbig & Ben Woolley; Al Parkinson, Clare Hendry, Jane Hendry & Kelly Day.

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Emilee South Melbourne, Australia

Throwback rock'n'roll & crooning soul.

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Track Name: My Baby (Don't Return My Calls)
My baby don't return my calls
No, he don't call me back no more (don't call me back no more)
Mornin', noon and evening time, just wanna make sure he's alright,
But, he don't pick up that phone (don't pick up that, aah)
I don't know what I'm to do,
With this little love I have for you


Tell me, baby, what are you up to?
Tell me, honey, why can't I get through? (Why can't I get through)
All I do is wait around, I feel so lonesome in this house
I'm fed up waiting up for you
While you're out misbehaving,
I'm sitting all alone just craving some of your time

Whoa, my baby don't pick up that phone
Always hear that ringing tone (always hear that ringin' tone)
Only call ten times a day
Why does he treat me this way?
Oh, I just can't let him go (just can't let him go)
I know what I've got to do,
But it doesn't make it easy when I love you,
Don't care if you dare call me a fool,
I'll keep trying to get on through to you.
Track Name: Old Flame
Take this heavy heart
Take it away
Should've known from the start
We'd end up this way
Now I'm feeling cold, and lo and behold you're the same

Tell me, is is the truth?
You just shut down your love
What am I now to you?
Were you lonesome and starved?
I want to know, but I'm just not ready to ask

The first time was fine,
We were free, we got wild
But your heart won't be tamed
Oh, old flame
Don't know how, but you burnt me again

Think I'd have had enough
Of playing your games
Unrequited love, oh how'd you find me again?
And, why must I feel this way?

The second time
You'd have thought I'd have got wise
Only took one look from those eyes
Oh, old flame
Here we are, and I'm burning again


Once more
How I fell
I'm but a fool under your spell
When you don't feel the same
Oh, old flame
You got me
Why do I let you treat me so mean?
I can't stand the heat
Oh, old flame
You burnt me again
Track Name: Howl
Feels like I've been taken by the night
The air's getting heavy and low
With the door shut tight and the moon shining bright
Something is rattling my bones

Down here alone
When the fever came on
Madness is starting to show
A curse so thick by the whisper on your lips
Something is troubling my soul

Mmm, mm, mm I'm getting crazy
Mmm, mm, mm there's something creeping on me now
Mmm, mm, mm I don't know how to get away
Mmm, mm, mm, oh can you hear me howl?

Far gone now
Deep in the night
This torture is making me moan
Don't feel like I can put up a fight
Voodoo is swallowing me whole


Mmm, mm, mm I'm getting crazy
Mmm, mm, mm there's something creeping on me now
Mmm, mm, mm I don't know how to get away
Mmm, mm, mm, oh can you hear me howl?

I'm really losing control (losing control)
Your curse has really got me in its hold (shakin' in the hold)
I'm howlin' low


Yeah, I'm really shakin' in this hold (shakin' in the hold)
Your curse has put a fire in my soul
Yeah, there's a fire in my soul
I'm howlin' low

I'm getting crazy
Mmm, mm, mm there's something creeping on me now
Mmm, mm, mm I don't know how to get away
Mmm, mm, mm, oh can you hear me howl?


Mmm, mm, mm I'm getting crazy
Mmm, mm, mm there's something creeping on me now
Mmm, mm, mm I don't know how to get away
Mmm, mm, mm, oh can you hear me howl?

Oh, can you hear me howl?
Can you hear me howl?
Can you hear me howl?
Mmm, mm, mmm

I'm dancing with the devil now
Track Name: Watch Out
Late one night
Caught by surprise
Saw you from the corner of my eye
Sometimes I click
My heart beats so quick
And my gaze was fixin' on you

Well, you stayed by my side
All through the night
Baby, you should've read the warning signs
'Cause I'm no good
Must've misunderstood
Now, what you gone and got yourself into?

Watch out,
I'm a-trouble for you
Watch out baby, for me
Watch out,
A different kind of evil
Something you ain't never seen

Came back to my house
In the morning, snuck out
Baby, I'm a-gonna hunt you down
With the sun and the breeze,
The birds in the trees
You'd better watch your back and keep your eye on me

I'm gonna follow you home
To wherever you roam
Darlin', you're never gonna be alone
When you're under my spell
You'll believe you fell
In love with me all by yourself

Ooh, aaah, my voodoo's gonna get to ya
Ooh, aaah, gonna grab me a hold on your heart
And I'll never let it go

Watch out,
I'm a-trouble for you
Watch out baby, for me
Watch out,
A different kind of evil
Something you ain't never seen


Ooh, aaah, must've been fate that brought you my way
Ooh, aaah, gonna make sure you don't get away
You will be mine forever more

Watch out,
Don't say I didn't warn you
Now you're trapped by my charms
Watch out,
Nowhere for you to turn
Except for my sweet, lovin' arms


Watch out
Watch out
Watch out
Track Name: Bad Things I Do
I've done a bad thing, baby
Went out to a party last night
Well, the liquor ran free
And it did things to me
Now, this morning I am paying the price

I'm feeling terrible, baby
There was someone, I was caught in his spell
I don't remember so clearly
But I think I did things I can't tell

Why oh why, didn't I try to fight?
I can't help myself, sometimes it's true
I'm aching each morning when the party is through
Filled with guilt from all the bad things I do


I've been questioning lately
If I still can tell what's right from wrong
Starting to feel a little hazy
Well the days, they just go on so long

Starting to find
That I'm blurring those lines
Every time, that I'm thinking of you
Well, I'm aching each morning when the party is through
Filled with guilt from all the bad things I do

I feel a storm is a-comin'
Feel like I will get caught in the flood
But, I think it's better than nothing
I'll be this way, than like you, my love

I, oh, I have a hurricane inside
Comes alive, when I'm thinking of you
I'm aching each morning when the party is through
Filled with guilt from all the bad things I do

Filled with guilt from the bad things I do
Filled with guilt from all the bad things I do
I'm filled with guilt from all the bad things I do
Track Name: Little Desert
Little Desert came and went
We drove by, we were on our way
All the money we were lent
We blew it, we threw it away
We were dreaming of a freedom
Or just the taste

When the stars hit the sky
We slowed down, we rolled into town
Baby, just you and I
No lights on, and no one around
Got that feeling, started scheming
To take it down


We pulled in to a motel
Checked in, and locked all the doors
Somewhere deep, my heart it feel
No matter how many times, I still want more
Baby, you promised
Gave me your honour
We're gonna break the law

Oh, oh fired shots in the air
Going according to plan, yet I was scared
Oh, oh opened fire on them all
The thrill it was burning as we took it all


Little Desert came and went
We flew by, we tried to escape
Speeding down the highway
With the sirens hot on our trail
We were dreaming of a freedom,
Driving straight to the grave