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“Break the rules you think you are bound by.”

That’s the recurring sentiment Lætitia Tamko carried with her through the writing and recording of her second album under the Vagabon moniker. Her first, 2017’s Infinite Worlds, was an indie breakthrough that put her on the map, prompting Tamko to tour around the world and quit her job in electrical/computer engineering to pursue a career in music full-time. Tamko’s self-titled Nonesuch Records debut finds her in a state of creative expansion, leaning fully into some of the experimental instincts she flirted with on the previous album. This time around, she’s throwing genre to the wind. Vagabon is a vibrant culmination of influences, emotional landscapes, and moods; a colorful and masterful statement by an artist and producer stepping into her own.

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released October 18, 2019

Produced by Laetitia Tamko
Engineered by Jason Agel, Eric Littmann, Andrew Lappin, Thomas Bartlett, Laetitia Tamko
Mixed by John Congleton
Recording dates July 2017 - March 2019
Recorded at Home Studio, SoundEQ Studios, Sunset Sound, Boulevard Studio
Mastered by Ted Jensen, Sterling Sound

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Vagabon New York, New York

"Vagabon finds various ways to flood the senses. It’ll either come in a harrowing lyric that sticks in the conscience, or it’ll arrive from a soft drone that gradually envelops"- DIY Magazine

"Infinite Worlds" out Feb 24 2017 via Father Daughter Records
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Track Name: Full Moon In Gemini
Our bodies lie unresponsive but kind,
It was a beautiful night as
we watched the dark moon.
Driving through Arcata,
Past the Mad River and the mountains
I wrote this about
So many months before I lay with you
after I’m through,
Tending to the garden that I only
just started
And I know I’ll be done when you
won’t be around anymore.
And I’ll lay, lay with you, in our bed,
it feels so, so good
Track Name: Flood
I want to make you a flood in my
A flood in my heart.
I want to leave you instead of myself
Instead of my heart
I know even if I run from it I’m still in it
I know I’ll hold you so close
I know even if I run from it I’m still in it
I know in my heart.
I want each light for you
Even if i could have it stop without you
I’ll start without you
I’m laying my lives down
Onto the cold ground
To be near you
I’ll be near you
Track Name: Secret Medicine
I saw you out there
You weren’t looking but I know
what it meant
Secret medicine
It only comes to those of us
who leave.

I know I’m upset
When I can look at you and not be
impressed
Never lose all hope again
Going low, so low

You thought it was intended
You thought I’d give it all
Give it all away
But you set a bar so low, so low.

I know I’m a mess
I change my mind then I’m
back at it again
It’s crazy how the whole
world can end
When you’re missing your
old sweet, sweet, sweet friend

No, going low.

I saw you out there
You didn’t say a word but i didn’t feel a thing
Its crazy how the heart can mend all alone,
On its own

I came back around
Knowing you’d wreck my shit all over again
It’s funny how I’ll never regret
Going low for you
Track Name: Water Me Down
Never meant to be you
Never meant to me
Never meant to be us.
Never meant for all of this
Never meant for you to love
Never meant for you to trust.
So i’ll take my time, next time
And i’ll do it right
And I’ll take my time, next time
Only with grace, I’ll make you a flood in my
Only with grace, I’ll take all the words that you said
When you brought it back from the ground.
It really waters me down.
You know me better than that, you know I hate it like that
It really waters me down
You know me better than, you know I loved you like that
It really waters me down
Track Name: In A Bind
It won’t disappoint if you gotta leave me
now,
I don’t want to keep you waiting.
My body’s gone awry and my love is a bind,
I don’t know what to do about that.

You know I gave you all my time
It was enough until you saw her eyes, uh huh
Mm, yes, uh huh

I know that I was gone a lot last year
But I hoped you’d still be here, uh huh
Mm, yes, uh huh
yes.
Track Name: Wits About You
Calling out for you
In my absence you kept your
wits about you
And I love when you lie inside
of me and I cry out
A thousand times
When I see you
You live inside of my heart and you’ll stay.

When you know that it’s done but you won’t
leave it alone
Why won’t you just say it’s wrong
But you wont leave it alone,
why won’t you just say it’s wrong

I was invited to the party
They won’t let my people in
Well then never mind, never
mind, never mind
We don’t wanna go to your function.
I want it all for my own
It’s me and everybody I know
Well then never mind, never mind.

When you know that it’s done but you won’t
leave it alone
Why won’t you just say it’s wrong
But you won’t leave it alone
Why won’t you just say it’s wrong
Track Name: Please Don't Leave The Table
You know me, when it serves you
To tell everyone
You know how I love you.

“Please don’t leave the table”
I’m still, I’m still

You’re still waiting by the door
Where I left you on the third day
(bye bye)
You’re still waiting by the phone
for the one who got away
When you call, “say my name,
say my name
When no one else is around you”

When you know that the one who caused
you pain
Is nowhere around you

“Please don’t leave the table I’m still eating”
(by the)
By the window
Bye.
Track Name: Home Soon
I gave it all away
I’ll be home soon
At dawn, I’ll be home soon
Track Name: Every Woman
Morning starts with a build
And it’ll reach its peak
All the women I meet are tired
They just kick up their feet prior to my sitting
down.
Sitting down yet

I belong to no one
You tried hard to me mine
I won’t ask permission from you
We reserve the right to be full
When we’re on our own
No I’m not alone.

Morning starts with a bend
And it’ll reach its end
All the women I meet are fired up
They get ready to kill with their luck
Cause we’re not afraid of the war we
brought on
And we’re steady holding down the fort

Evening starts when I’m done
It won’t be long before
All the women I meet are tired
They just kick up their feet prior
Cause we’re not afraid of the war we
brought on
And we’re steady while holding you all.

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