September 30, 2011

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Original State is a San Francisco Bay Area studio band formed in 2008 by singer/songwriter and audio engineer, Scarlett Rota. The goal was to make the most up front, best sounding records possible with songs that were real and from the heart while maintaining total creative control.

You can listen to and/or download the albums below, and view credits, lyrics, acknowledgement & appreciation, and front & back cover artwork in the posts to the right.

Scarlett Says
This is a contribution I needed to make to the world and as a personal goal, the greatest thing I've accomplished.  I started writing these songs in 1998 and continued recording until 2012, and I learned so much over the years as I struggled to perfect my skills.  Releasing the albums is the result of much heartache, sacrifice, and work, but
it was all worth it.  I am so grateful for the opportunity.

I never could have done this without the help of everyone who contributed their time as engineers and/or their talent as musicians, and I'm delighted with the outcome.  May the albums remain timeless, and through these songs may the world hear the imprint of my soul, forever. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you... the music. 
 

BEST OF OS
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Album 05 : Best of OS. The selected favorite, best songs by Original State.  Two and a half hours of material has been chopped out to distill it down to the best of the best.  A must-have.  Released January 2013. Total run time : 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Track 01 : Original State   
Track 02 : Can You Tell?   
Track 03 : 2 Of Swords     
Track 04 : 1001 - Live       
Track 05 : Slave                
Track 06 : O'Farrell & Larkin
Track 07 :Turning It           
Track 08 : Original State - Live
Track 09 : Shame On Me 
Track 10 : 1001                
Track 11 : Shunt               
Track 12 : Regulars          
Track 13 : Bullish              
Track 14 : The Art Of Being Emotionless
Track 15 : Come Home To Me
Track 16 : Break Me Back In
Track 17 : Closure              
Track 18 : Don't Let Me Open My Eyes        


FOR SHAME

Album 04 : For Shame. Fourth and final studio album. The culmination. A concept album that tells a true story, and ends everything. Released January 2013. Total run time : 45 minutes.

Track 01 : The Change
Track 02 : Regulars
Track 03 : O'Farrell & Larkin
Track 04 : Shame On Me
Track 05 : Get In, Let's Go
Track 06 : The Art Of Being Emotionless
Track 07 : 2 Of Swords
Track 08 : You Can't Change



CITY WORN

Album 03 : City Worn. Third studio album. A bitter sweet message of nostalgia and acceptance. Released February 2012. Total run time : 42 minutes.

Track 01 : Don't Let Me Open My Eyes
Track 02 : Come Home To Me
Track 03 : Can You Tell?
Track 04 : Turning It
Track 05 : Heart Of The Devil
Track 06 : Time Will Tell
Track 07 : I Love You More Than Words Can Say
Track 08 : Only Good Days
Track 09 : Can't Function, Need Action
Track 10 : Blue Indian



THE WAIT
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Album 02 : The Wait. Second studio album. Softer, slower tempo. Sadness and grief. Released January 2012. Total run time : 53 minutes.

Track 01 : Shunt
Track 02 : Break Me Back In
Track 03 : Lamentation
Track 04 : Slave
Track 05 : Goodbye
Track 06 : Weightless
Track 07 : Everybody Here Wants You
Track 08 : You're Killing Me
Track 09 : Fights



LAYERS
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Album 01 : Layers. First studio album. Same songs as Air, with a full band. Aggressive feel, faster tempo. Released March 2010. Total run time : 53 minutes.

Track 01 : Bullish
Track 02 : Original State
Track 03 : 1001
Track 04 : Peace Owns Me
Track 05 : The Underground
Track 06 : Sonia
Track 07 : Your Line Is Mine
Track 08 : Always
Track 09 : Ript1&0
Track 10 : That Special Way
Track 11 : Closure



AIR
Album 00 : Air. Two acoustic guitars, one vocal. Stripped down, mellow. Released August 2010. Total run time : 51 minutes.

Track 01 : Your Line Is Mine - Live Acoustic
Track 02 : The Underground - Live Acoustic
Track 03 : Original State - Live Acoustic
Track 04 : That Special Way - Live Acoustic
Track 05 : 1001 - Live Acoustic
Track 06 : Bullish - Live Acoustic
Track 07 : Closure - Live Acoustic
Track 08 : Sonia - Live Acoustic
Track 09 : Peace Owns Me - Live Acoustic
Track 10 : Always - Live Acoustic






Contact Us
theoriginalstate@gmail.com







Love, Scarlett


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