It's My Time to Lose My Mind

by Kevin McAdams

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about

Kevin McAdams (formerly of elefant) writes and sings driving melodic pop songs. For fans of ELO, Brian Wilson, Grandaddy, Sparks, and The Magnetic Fields.

Produced by Kevin McAdams and Mod Alien (elefant, radio 4).

Art Direction by Brian Walters (astralwerks Records, instinct Records).

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"It’s always a bit of a nail-biter when a [vocally] silent drummer from a band steps up to the mic on his own. You figure A) he felt hidden back there behind his rig, behind his band, and is using said band’s momentum to take a questionable moment up front, or B) maybe he actually has something to say? With Kevin McAdams’ first solo release, "It’s My Time to Lose My Mind", it’s definitely the latter – and you wonder why he was silent up until now?

The album kicks off with the kind of beat that challenges your hands to keep from fingerdrumming…and the feeling sticks around for 11 kickass pop songs. And when I say “pop,” I don’t mean it in the way that might make me cringe…no, in this case I mean it in the catchy, need-to-play-it-again way. After a few listens, it feels like you could have known these songs since high school. The lyrics are clever and really resonate – I listened to “Leave Us Alone” on repeat the first time I heard it just to catch what he was saying, and nod my head in agreement.

“My Time” grabs me, too. The lyrics bring the point home of one seriously frustrated guy about to snap, but it’s not done in the screeching-vocals-and-howling-guitars way that so many songs with a similar theme are. Rather, McAdams’ voice remains super calm and cool, allowing the urgency and panic to come through from the awesomely staccato beat. “Turn The Lights Off” ends the album with a more energized but similar plan – and it’s one of my favorite tracks.

Overall, it’s the combination of bright pop beats and multi-layered instrumentation backing that cool voice – he’s not desperate to make you hear him, he’s just letting you know what’s up – that really keep you coming back for another listen. The man can drum, I’ve seen him play, but this album is proof that it’s definitely (yep, I’ll say it…) "his time"."

-S. Weiss - GoRockOut

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releases 01 January 2036

Produced by Kevin McAdams & Mod Alien

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Kevin McAdams New York, New York

I wrote songs as a kid, made some oil paintings, started playing the drums, played in some bands, made some records, toured a bunch, grew a beard, writing my own songs again, much happier.

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Track Name: Start Over Again
You speak in colors.
I'm seeing red.
You didn't hear a word he said.
Do you listen? Like you say? Or is it all your way?

What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.

Are you a leader, when being lead?
Take your tea and run to bed.
Dive under covers, shaking legs,
Or find someone to blame instead.
With luck on my side. I'm going to be alright.
I won't close my eyes, and let you blindly drive.

What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
I think I want to start over again.

Ooh la la ooh

Oh, it takes a long long time.

Ooh la la ooh

Oh, and it will be just fine.

Ooh la la ooh

(What are you waiting for?)

Oh, it takes a long long time.

(What are you waiting for?)

Ooh la la ooh

But I'm about to lose my mind.

(What are you waiting for?)

[I can't make it. I can't take it.]

Ooh la la ooh

Oh, how you're going to shine.

(What are you waiting for?)

[I can't make it. I can't take it.]

Ooh la la ooh

When everyone is left behind.

(What are you waiting for?)

[I can't make it. I can't take it.]

[Ooh, wee-ooh]

Ooh la la ooh

Oh, it takes a long long time.

(What are you waiting for?)

[I can't make it. I can't take it. take it. take it.]

[Wee-ooh, wee-ooh]

Ooh la-la la-la, Ooh la-la la-la, Ooh la-la la-la, la la la la la la lahhhhh!

You speak in colors.
I'm seeing red.
You didn't hear a word he said.

What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
What's going on in my head? I think I want to start over again.
What's going on in my head? I think it's time to start over again.
I think I want to start over again. I think it's time to start over again.
Track Name: Us Vs. World (PG version)
What does it matter if it's all a show?
Is there a witness for the stand?
There's only value in a story told.
Of taking over foreign lands."

But if I walk? Or if I stay?
I don't really give a f*:).
If you see it my way.

And now we're calling out around the world.
Shouting loud across the world.
Are we ever really heard?
All of us against the world.

I got a helmet full of bullet holes.
So we can do it all again.
She's got a mind to eat us whole,
yet lick the butter from our hands.

But if I walk? Or if I stay?
I don't really give a f*:).
If you see it my way.

Now we're calling out around the world.
Shouting loud across the world.
Are we ever really heard?
All of us against the world.

You say I'm wasting all my time, like a marionette in line.
Should I chew on all my dice? And spit them to the side?
I can't relate.

Now we're calling out around the world.
Shouting loud across the world.
Are we ever really heard?
All of us against the world.
All of us against the world.

You say I'm wasting all my time, like a marionette in line.
If I gotta slave my whole damn life?
I will do what the f*:) I like.
I can't relate. I can't relate. I can't relate. I can't relate.
Track Name: The Bannerman Nightmare
It plays a hundred times.
This dream that leaves in the morning.
I sail the ocean lines.
And wash up on Bannerman's Island.
With a rusted landmine.
That's strapped to my face.
Like a ticking timebomb.
As I run in place.

Fly away. In a day. Find a way. To get away.
Lie awake. In a state. Find a way.
But not in vein. But not in vein.

I want to run away with you, run away from you.
I'd like to run away with you, run away from you.

I count a thousand miles.
From here to the center of New Orleans.
Just like a Stalin trial.
Last breaths purged without warning.

And I know the outcome.
As I fall in place.
But you never realize.
How.
I plot my escape.

I want to run away with you, run away from you.
I'd like to run away with you, run away from you.
I want to run away with you, run away from you.
I have to run away with you, run away from you.

I'm gonna sit and stare at the telephone wires, and just admire that no one cares, or needs them now, but they all lead to places you'll just never know.

There's a ticking timebomb, as I run in place.

I want to run away with you, run away from you.
I'd like to run away with you, run away from you.
I have to run away with you, run away from you.
I have to run away from you, run away from you.

It feels like I'm out of control.
I don't think there's any other way?

I lie awake at night, and pace around the quiet places.
I climb a stage sometimes, to punch a thousand different faces.
And fall asleep to find that nothing ever really changes.