Written by Emely Hedel
Produced by Emely Hedel & Leonard Bernd
Mixing by Leonard Bernd
Mastering by Fabian Kiesewetter
\\ It begins \\
I press play and dive back into the beginnings of Dörte. A project that started in a small student town somewhere in deepest Saxony (DE). A rather uninteresting place, but it is filled with so many creative people that you can't help it and become one of those creative people. Sure, I have made music before, but in that time I started to see myself as a musician, to make more of my own music and work together with others. This was my first "own" co-working.
\\ Co-Worker \\
My fellow Leo (we were studying together) and I just wanted to try it: write a song together. He was a newbie to the field of co-writing. I wasn't, but until then I had only used my guitar or piano as a basic component.
We started with a little sketch of a synth theme and some drums. Not much, but just the sound of the chords wrapped me up with an atmosphere that felt right. There was a song in there.
\\ Colors and music \\
At first I heard a room whose existence seemed to be a mystery. But somehow there were small elements here and there that assured me that I was in the right place. You can imagine it like this: You meet someone and you realize really quickly you're on the same page. You skip the "getting to know someone" stage and start immediately sharing everything with each other and the conversation never stops. It doesn't matter whether it's on an initial or permanent friendly basis. That's how I felt with Safe Zone - I had discovered my safety zone.
Some of you already know that I listen to my music and music that moves me in colours. It's not as weird as some others who really see tone by tone in colours. I just hear colours, images and spaces. Since I have never trained my talents in painting, it is difficult for me to put these pictures on paper.
But - I tried it!
\\ Lyrics \\
Attempt to stay for more
Coming closer off shore
Lost in time
Ambient sound spinning round
Talking through nights `til we stop talking at all
I can’t seem to get you off my mind
need to rest
we don’t sleep it off we keep holding on holding on
Covered in passion flowing right through me in the low light
All I can think of your hands tight across my body
Looking for more to feel insane
I´m a believer never lose this fever
You´re my safe zone
You can´t make it stop
So spell it out let´s go out fight the wall never cut me of your beating chest
Won´t take the highway
Don´t stop don´t stop don´t stop
Tell me what you want
what you really want
You can´t kill that flame sparkling in your eyes
I say take the bait cause time flies
We´ve been naughty I can tell
No hope for resolution but a ticket to hell
You’re my safe zone