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Michael Patrick Kelly

Was ist die iD von Michael Patrick Kelly? Teenieschwarm, Mönch, Rockmusiker?

Sein bisheriges Leben liest sich wie ein Drehbuch, in dem ein einziger Akteur alle Hauptrollen spielt. Als Kind wird er in eine Familienband hinein geboren, lernt dort fast noch im Pampersalter die ersten Instrumente spielen und das ABC des Songwritings, um dann als Teenager mit seinen Hits plötzlich der Schwarm einer ganzen Generation zu werden. Nach dem Orkan der Popularität, der mit 20 Millionen verkauften Alben und Stadiontourneen über ihn hinwegfegte, macht er einen radikalen Schritt: er wird Mönch und schließt sich über sechs Jahre in die Stille eines Klosters ein, um es dann zu verlassen, wenn der Ruf der Musik unüberhörbar laut wird. Als Solokünstler erlebt er jetzt eine aus diesen Extremen gereifte Wiedergeburt.

Aber, wie bei allen guten Stories: Wenn man denkt, sie wären vorbei, Happy End, gehen sie erst so richtig los. Michael Patrick Kellys neues Album heißt „iD“ (für Identität) – ein klares Signal zu einem Zeitpunkt, der treffender nicht sein könnte. Die neuen Songs zeigen wie durch ein Kaleidoskop die vielseitige und doch geballte Identität eines außergewöhnlichen Künstlers, und lassen zweifellos einen neuen Zenit seines musikalischen Werdegangs erahnen.

Von mehr als 40 geschriebenen Songs sind 14 auf der Platte gelandet. Aufgenommen in London in einer Zeit, in der alles, was außerhalb des Studios passierte absurd schien. Trump, Brexit, Terror - die Welt spielte verrückt und schien ihre Identität, ihre iD, an das Chaos zu verlieren. Das Album „iD“ ist von diesem Zeitgeist geprägt, verfällt aber weder in Verzweiflung noch in Zynismus. Im Gegenteil: Man hört den Durchbruch von Lebenswille und Orientierung.

Der Opener „Golden Age“ verbreitet Aufbruchsstimmung im sehnsüchtigen Ruf nach einer goldenen Zeit. Der Titelsong „iD“ enthält ein Feature von Freund und Kollege Gentleman, und bringt mit den Fragen „Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?“ das Thema des Albums auf den Punkt. Das Sprichwort, „zeige mir Deine Freunde, und ich sage Dir wer Du bist“, findet seine Vertonung in „Friends R Family“. Die Frage nach der Identität lässt Michael Patrick Kelly aber auch über sich selbst hinausblicken: Wie jemand liebt oder wie einer stirbt, verrät viel über die Person. Davon sprechen „How Do You Love“, und auch „Last Words“, das er für eines seiner bislang mutigsten Stücke hält. Der Songtext besteht hier ausschließlich aus den letzten Worten einiger Berühmtheiten, von Marie-Antoinette bis Steve Jobs. Aus seiner Zeit im Kloster stammt das Lied „New Spirit“, mit einem weiteren Feature, diesmal von der englischen Folkband Wildwood Kin. „Requiem“ ist ein Song für die Opfer der dunklen Seite des Rock N’ Roll wie etwa Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin oder Jeff Buckley. Grundoptimismus hingegen in „Run Jump Fly“ oder „Free“. Jeder weitere Song ist ein Puzzleteil vom großen Ganzen. Von Jemandem, der fest auf beiden Beinen steht, und gerade deswegen offen ist für Neues, für den Sprung ins kalte Wasser.

Michael Patrick Kelly verbrachte für die Aufnahmen ein halbes Jahr in London, der Welthauptstadt des Pop. Egal ob in den Studios von David Bowie, Pete Townsend oder Mark Knopfler: Man kann in London kaum Musik produzieren ohne über Musikgeschichte zu stolpern. Zwei der Tonstudios waren auf Schiffen – womit sich ein Kreis schloss für den Künstler, der mehrere Jahre seines Lebens auf einem Hausboot gewohnt hat. Wenn er vor die Tür seines Apartments trat, war er in Stadtteilen wie Soho oder Camden, die einen berauschen mit ihrer wilden Internationalität. No Rules! Das war schon immer das Leitmotiv für das Musikmachen in London.

Hiervon inspiriert macht Michael Patrick Kelly in seinem Album „iD“ alle seine Einflüsse geltend: Vom Folk, den er mit der Muttermilch aufsog, über seine Jugendliebe zum Grunge und Rock, zu seinen ewigen Vorbildern U2, Bob Dylan und Bruce Springsteen, bis hin zu aktuellen Indie-Bands wie Bon Iver. Auch Elemente aus dem Soul der 60er und 70er Jahre überraschen nicht bei einem Musiker, der gerne Grenzen durchbricht und nicht in Genre-Schubladen denkt.

Gerade weil Michael Patrick Kelly nicht nur schreibt, singt und spielt, sondern auch als Producer arbeitet, weiß er worauf es ankommt: Das kreative Ping-Pong, die Synergien von Masterminds, die eine Platte in qualitative Höhen katapultieren. Darum hat er sich ein Team aus exzellenten Songwritern, Produzenten und Musikern an Bord geholt, wie z.B. Grammy Award Producer Jimmy Hogarth (Amy Whinehouse, James Bay, Sia, Duffy), dem die Wärme der analogen Aufnahmen zu verdanken ist, sowie das erfolgreiche Produzententeam Alex Beitzke & Bradley Spence (James Arthur, Florence and the Machine).

Das Ergebnis ist ein grandioses Album, das unverfälscht den Kern der musikalischen DNA von Michael Patrick Kelly trifft. Auf seiner langen Reise vom Teenieschwarm, zum Mönch und nun souveränen Rockmusiker, ist er seinem Lebensmotto „Keep your spirit free“ immer treu geblieben. Man nimmt es ihm ab, wenn er im Titelsong „iD“ singt:

„If you see my iD, iD, iD, I’m more than a passport, I’m unique“

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Lyrics


SO BEAUTIFUL


The ruby stone reflects your heart
O gentle lover in the art
I see in the dark
O little diamond, shining star


You're so beautiful
O so luminal
You're unbreakable
O, so, beautiful


I saw you then, I see you now
O bitter the truth in your eyes
You clear the chaos
O day of days, night of nights


You're so beautiful
O so luminal
You're unbreakable
O so beautiful


Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful


You're so beautiful
O, so, luminal


RUN JUMP FLY


Standing on the edge of a mountain
I can feel your heart is pounding
Hold on, here I am


You know we got a leap of faith here
You know we gotta just be brave here
Hold on, I know we can


Got butterflies in our bellies
And a burning deep inside
But we're so alive


Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
We're only given one shot, one life
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly


We can find wings on the way down
Touch heaven when we're skybound
Hold on, here we go


We can be strong and fearless
Do anything if we do this
Hold on, even though


Got butterflies in our bellies
And a burning deep inside
But we're so alive


Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
We're only given one shot, one life
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly


Standing on the edge of a mountain
I can feel your heart is pounding
You know we gotta just be brave here
We're so alive


Let's run, run, run and jump
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly


Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly
We're only given one shot, one life
Let's run, run, run and jump, fly



REQUIEM


I’ve been thinking 'bout the dark soul of Rock 'n' Roll
'bout the loss, about the heavy toll
Voices of angels
Are suddenly just gone
Life can be short
But melody lives on


So I sing a
Requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
A requiem and a Halle, I sing for ya
A requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
To light up the dark
Uuuuuh uuuh uuuh uuuh


I heard the news about how she was found
'bout a man who pulled the trigger and fell to the ground
Another one walked into the river
And got swept along
Life can be short
But melody lives on


I sing a
Requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
A requiem and a Halle, I sing for ya
A requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
Until they are


Touching the sky
The higher they fly
Touching you
Take them to paradise


Requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
Requiem and a Halle, I sing for ya
Requiem and a Halle Hallelujah
Until they are


Touching the sky
The higher they fly
Touching you
Take them to paradise
Uuuuuh uuuh uuuh uuuh


I've been thinking 'bout the dark soul of Rock 'n' Roll




NEW SPIRIT


Take on all the crimes I have committed
Take on all the crimes, I now admit it
And give me a new heart and a new spirit
Oh, You take no pleasure in the death of anyone


Come remove the heart of stone from my body
Come remove the mask, it made me so ugly
(And) burn the page that caught me in the wrong story
Oh, You take no pleasure in the death of anyone


Come from the four winds, breath
Breathe on these dead


Tear out all the lies and thoughts that haunt me
Tear down all the walls they built to stop me
And give me a new heart and a new spirit
Oh, You take no pleasure in the death of anyone


Come from the four winds, breath
Breathe on these dead


So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life


Come from the four winds, breath
Breathe on these dead
Come from the four winds, breath
Breathe on these dead
Come from the four winds, breath
Breathe on these dead


So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life
So that they come to life



LAZARUS


I've been sleepin'
and I've been fadin' away
Needed healin'
Was caught up tryin' to kill the pain
Yeah


I heard a voice inside saying,
"It's time to


come out come out come out
come out come come out come out
Yeah won't you
come out come out come out
come out come come out come out”


Got a feelin' someone's gonna take me home
I'm believin' I'm-a gonna find you
Got a feelin' someone's gonna take me home
Lazarus Rising, I'm coming alive
Yeah


Wake 'em up, wake 'em up
Wake 'em up, wake 'em up


No more weapin'
You kissed my tears all away
I hear you breathing
Lightning crashed as you came
yes you came


Still hear the voice inside saying, "It's time to


come out come out come out
come out come come out come out
Yeah won't you
come out come out come out
come out come come out come out”


Got a feelin' creeping up in my bones
I'm believin'
No one's gonna bind me
Got a feeling creeping up in my bones
Lazarus rising, I'm coming alive
Yeah


Huuuuu-uu
Only you can save me
Huuuuu-uu
Only you'll embrace me
Huuuuu-uu
Save me


Got a feelin' someone's gonna take me home
I'm believin' I'm-a gonna find you
Got a feelin' someone's gonna take me home
Lazarus rising, I'm coming alive
come out come out come out
come out come come out come out
Yeah won't you
come out come out come out
come out come come out come out


Got a feelin' creeping up in my bones
I'm believin'
No one's gonna bind me
Got a feeling creeping up in my bones
Lazarus rising, I'm coming alive
Yeah


Wake 'em up, wake 'em up
Wake 'em up, wake 'em up





LAST WORDS


I killed the president because he was an enemy of the people.
Mama, Mama, Mama!
Kill me…
My fun days are over.
Thou will show my head to the people, it is worth showing.
One world at a time.


Now comes the mystery
Now comes the mystery
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Now comes the mystery
Oh Lord, my poor soul
I'm losing it, I'm losing it
I'm losing it, I'm losing it


Is it my birthday or am I dying?
Stay for the sign.
Mama, Mama, Mama!
Oh God, here I go!
Cool it, brothers…
So little done, so much to do.
Vot sobaka.
Pardonnez-moi, monsieur.
One world at a time.


Now comes the mystery
Now comes the mystery
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Now comes the mystery
Oh Lord, my poor soul
I'm losing it, I'm losing it
I'm losing it, I'm losing it


Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
A certain butterfly...
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
...is already on the wing
Today, you'll be with me…
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Today, you'll be with me in paradise.
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Into your hands I commend my spirit
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow
It is finished.



LAND OF BLISS


If Caesar had a bigger empire that conquered stars
So eager, oh the greedy vampire would still need wars


Well what do I know
Is it here or there
Be hot or cold
Should I even dare
I wish I knew, I wish I knew
Please say those words out loud
I hear you calling


Love is patient, love is kind
Faith, hope and love abide
(An) Immortal grace, a new born child
Love is patient, a land of bliss
Beyond the unknown languages
Over mountains and mysteries
Love, love, love


If Jesus had a little bonfire in human hearts
He’d feed us, oh the hungry lost choir with new songs


Well where do I go
Should I even care
Hold or show
Throw them in the air
I wish I knew, I wish knew
Please say those words out loud
I hear you calling


Love is patient, love is kind
Faith, hope and love abide
(An) Immortal grace, a new born child
Love is patient, a land of bliss
Beyond the unknown languages
Over mountains and mysteries
Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love never end


Love is patient, love is kind
Faith, hope and love abide
(An) Immortal grace, a new born child
Love is patient, a land of bliss
Beyond the unknown languages
Over mountains and mysteries
Love, love, love
Love, love, love



3. iD


We’re fighting, still fighting
Repeating history
Alright then, it’s alright if
You don’t think like me


But your problem, is my problem
Don’t you feel the ricochet
If we turn against each other
That’s not a game we wanna play


Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
All human beings
Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
What do you see


If you see my iD, iD, iD
I’m more than a passport, I’m unique
See my iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me
Let me see your iD, iD, iD
I see it in your fingerprint, you’re unique
See your iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me


I’m hoping you’re open
To understand me
You know I’m outspoken
No hidden plan B


It’s not cool to know that
Your house could be your grave
Spread love amongst each other
And we could watch our children play


Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
All human beings
Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
What do you see


If you see my iD, iD, iD
I’m more than a passport, I’m unique
See my iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me
Let me see your iD, iD, iD
I see it in your fingerprint, you’re unique
See your iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me



iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me


GENTLEMAN TEXT


Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
All human beings
Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?
What do you see


If you see my iD, iD, iD
I’m more than a passport, I’m unique
See my iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me
Let me see your iD, iD, iD
I see it in your fingerprint, you’re unique
See your iD, iD, iD
You can be you and I’ll be me


iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me
iD, iD, iD, You can be you and I’ll be me




HOW DO YOU LOVE


Maybe soon, maybe later
You say that hate can not convert no hater
Maybe soon or even tomorrow
This heart of mine is free from sorrow
For now I go, one day I'll stay
I can hear you pray
Maybe soon, maybe later
I'm back again


But now I wonder
But now I wonder, I say


Hey, how do you do it
How do you love,
You look like someone who knew it
I say


Hey, how do you do it
How do you love, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love
Hey, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love, hey, how do you love


Maybe soon, maybe never
You say that truth is not a question of lever
Maybe soon or even sooner
There’s new wind in the sail of the schooner
For now I go, one day I’ll stay
Come meet me at the bay
Maybe june or maybe december
I’ll love again


But now I wonder
But now I wonder, I say


Hey, how do you do it
How do you love
You look like someone who knew it
And I say
Hey, how do you do it
How do you love, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love
Hey, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love, hey, how do you love


One hundred heartbreaks and counting, a single kiss... you save me from drowning
That’s how you love
That’s how you love


Hey, how do you do it, how do you love
You look at someone who blew it, I say
Hey, how do you do it, how do you love, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love, hey, hey, how do you love
Hey, hey, how do you love, hey, hey, how do you love



HIGHER LOVE


O, my love my love my love
What have I done?
Where have I gone wrong again?


I hear you talk you talk you talk
You lay it all down
But I’m not listening


In your eyes I’ll learn to see
Oh, the mirror hiding me
In the darkness I can dream


If you give me high
High, high, higher love
Tell me there’s no other one
one, one above


O, my love my love my love
We’re running out of time
We're about to lose the light of day


I hear you knock you knock you knock
But I’m not home
I’m too far gone


In your eyes I learn to see
Oh, the mirror hiding me
In the darkness I can dream


If you give me
high, high, higher love
tell me there’s no other one
one, one above


high, high, higher love
tell me there’s no other one
one, one above


If you give me
high, high, higher love
tell me there’s no other one
one, one above


If you give me
high, high, higher love
tell me there’s no other one
one, one above


O, my love my love my love
What have I done?
Where have I gone wrong again?
I'm back in your arms



GOLDEN AGE


I got a hold and I won't let go of it again, no I'm not looking back
We had our reasons for losing touch
But I know we used to like to complain


Come down to the rocks where we
Would bathe in the rivers arms
Come down we can talk, we can talk like


When we were young
When we were young
There was a light upon every one
When we were young
When we were young
We were alive in the summer sun
Tonight, Oh take me to a golden age
Tonight


I got a feeling inside it's never going away
The future is coming back
I'm in a movie where everybody is frozen in time
And gettin' ready to dance


Come down to the rocks where we
Would laze in the summer sun
Come down we can talk
we can taaaalk like


When we were young
When we were young
There was a light upon every one
When we were young
When we were young
We were alive in the summer sun
Tonight, Oh take me to a golden age, Tonight


Gold, like when we were young
Gold, I'm waiting for a golden age
Gold, take me to a golden age
Gold, we should talk like


When we were young
When we were young
There was a light upon every one
When we were young
When we were young
We were alive in the summer sun
Tonight, Oh take me to a golden age, tonight


Gold, like when we were young
Gold, I can feel the golden age
(tonight)
Gold, now I can feel the golden
age (tonight)
Gold, I can feel the golden age



FRIENDS R FAMILY


You're closer than a brother to me
No tit for tat no rivalry
Together we've grown
Remember when we
Were 7 years old running wild & free
Traveling time, your battles are mine
We laugh so hard 'till we cry and our heads are spinning, yup, spinning, yup, spinning, yup


Hey my friend you understand
You like me just the way I am
You can read my life like an open book
And my secrets will be safe with you
No little lies, Chinese whispers
Keeping score no losing and no winning, yup, no winning, yup, no winning, yup


Where would I be, without you-
uuuu-uu-uu


Cause friends are the family that you choose
And I thank God you chose me
I'm thankful I chose you
Oh oh oh, friends are your family
And any time my heart is black and blue
You'll be there for me
Like I'll be there for you-
uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu


Remember when we turned 16
and got in the clubs with fake iD
You filmed the scene
When I cut my hair
Everybody went mad,
But we didn't care
Through thick 'n' thin,
We're stickin' in
Two of a kind with one voice
we are singin', yup, we're singin', yup, we're singin', yup


Where would I be, without you-
uuuu-uu-uu


Cause friends are the family that you choose
And I thank God you chose me
I'm thankful I chose you
Oh oh oh, friends are your family
And any time my heart is black and blue
You'll be there for me
Cause friends are the family that you choose
And I thank God you chose me
I'm thankful I chose you
Oh oh oh, friends are your family
And any time my heart is black and blue
You'll be there for me
Like I'll be there for you-
uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu
uu-uu-u-u-u-uu uu-uu-u-u-u-uu
uu-uu-u-u-u-uu
uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu uu-uu-uuuu
Yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup
uu-uu-u-u-u-uu uu-uu-u-u-u-uu
uu-uu-u-u-u-uu
Yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup


Remember when we turned 16
and got in the clubs with fake iD
You're closer than a brother to me
No tit for tat no rivalry



FREE


Go ahead and throw the tables
Turn 'em upside down
No shackles and no more labels
Get up off the ground


Remember where you come from
Remember who you are
Don't wallow in your sorrows
Hear the drumming in your heart


Am free, am free
Yes, I'm free
And now I'm on my way
I see a brighter day


You may not be courageous
But learn from what you've done
Don't always believe the papers
Your best is yet to come


And when you're old and tired
You'll look back at me and smile
Cause you never lost the fire
And the drumming in your heart


Am free, yes I'm free
Yes, I'm free
And now I'm on my way
I see a brighter day


We are on the rise
Liberty at last
Can you see the turning tide
And now we're on our way
We are on the rise
Liberty at last
Oh can you see the turning tide
And now we're on our way
I see a brighter day


Free, free, free, free
Free, free, free
And now we're on our way
Free, free, free
Freedom


Remember where you come from
Remember who you are




A LITTLE FAITH


Caught up - Caught up
Face down - Face down
So long - So long
You win again


Check mate - Check mate
I'm out - I'm out
We're done - We're done
You win again


Running 'n' running 'n' running a race
It wasn't like this way back in the day, hey, hey


When I wake up in the morning
I got the whole world in my head
A little faith would help me
Break away from
All the things you said
Running 'n' running 'n' running a race
It wasn't like this way back in the day, back in the day, back in the day
Oh my my-my
Light up my so-o-oul
Oh I need a little faith
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh


Slow down - Slow down
Off track - Off track
U-Turn - U-Turn
No more games


Get up - Get up
Downtown - Downtown
Touché - Touché
No more games


Running 'n' running 'n' running a race
It wasn't like this way back in the day, hey, hey


When I wake up in the morning
I got the whole world in my head
A little faith would help me
Break away from
All the things you said
Running 'n' running 'n' running a race
It wasn't like this way back in the day, back in the day, back in the day
Oh my my-my
Light up my so-o-oul
Oh I need a little faith
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh


Oh - Oh come and set me free
Oh - Why is it so hard to be
Oh - I just wanna let go and breathe
Oh - Is there another way
Oh - Or is it the price we pay
Oh - I just wanna let go and breathe
Let go and breathe


When I wake up in the morning
I got the whole world in my head
A little faith would help me
Break away from
All the things you said
Running 'n' running 'n' running a race
It wasn't like this way back in the day, back in the day, back in the day
Oh my my-my
Light up my so-o-oul
Oh I need a little faith
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Light up my soul, oh I need a little faith



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