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Terrible Broadway Play

by Mone

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Terrible Broadway Play is a song written for that moment right after stumbling out of the rollercoaster of love. It’s about recalling early moments in a relationship and remembering why you loved someone while also knowing it is over. The rawest moments of a heartbreak. I wrote it when I just came out of a relationship, sitting in my room. The sun was shining but I was way too sad to go out so I just sat on my bed and played this guitar melody that I had lying around and began to sing. Thus Terrible Broadway Play was born. The title is inspired by the intense emotions that are often invoked by being in love and going through heartbreak. It’s very dramatic, like in a Broadway Play, but also too over the top to feel honest (that’s what makes it terrible). I was torn between feeling ridiculous in that way about how dramatic my feelings were and getting swept away by them. This element of being swept away by your feelings was translated beautifully into the soundscape and string arrangements I created with Gidon Carmel and Cameron James Laing, my producers.

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You and me
Kissing on the street
You screamed:
"If loving you is a crime
Then I plead guilty"

It was like a terrible broadway play

And I laughed so hard
It’s the same one I love now
It’s the same one I care for
It’s the same one I held then

So I raise my glass to the tumble​

See today
I am just coming home late
And I screamed at you the other day

Like a terrible broadway play

You’re telling me
To hold on with everything I have
Only to feel it slip away
And stand dazed and empty handed

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released April 9, 2021
Written by Merle Lisabeth Sibbel
Produced by Cameron James Laing and Gidon Carmel
Vocals & e-guitar by Merle Lisabeth Sibbel
Bass by Felix Buchner
Drums by Gidon Carmel
Additional e-guitar by Phil Walker
Synthesizer by Fabrizio Tentoni
Sound and orchestra designs by Cameron James Laing

Recorded & mixed by Cameron James Laing at The Famous Gold Watch Studios
Mastered by Pete Maher

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Mone Berlin, Germany

Gut-wrenching, mesmerising performances drenched in authenticity. Mone provokes and soothes in the same breath. Her thought- evoking subjects – muses, lost loves, power struggles, morality and sex – all convalesce on stage in deep primal self-expression.

Mone is currently working on her debut album, set for release in fall 2020.
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