Detwasuru

by The Charismatic Youth

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Detwasuru is a word I made up.

"Detwa" is the phonetic spelling of pronouncing Detroit in French, and "suru" means "to do" in Japanese. You add this to nouns to make them a verb that normally would only make sense within a specific context. In my mind the word essentially means nothing, but makes me think of my time in Detroit being isolated in an apartment away from actual people who live in Detroit and experience it on a day to day basis. My limited experience with the actual city of Detroit is largely what Sparingly is about.

The reasoning behind the name is mainly because I recorded these songs while living in Detroit for 2 years, while also during the peak of my fascination with Japanese culture (mainly video games and anime) as I was learning the language in preparation for my trip to Japan the following year.

The music for Sparingly and Withstand were written when I was still living in Chicago in 2012 prior to moving to Detroit, whereas Kickin' It Hard was written late 2014 when I finally decided to record the whole EP. I ended up writing vocals for all three songs at this time as well.

The primary reason why this EP took so much longer than I wanted it to was because of my dissatisfaction with mixing. Thankfully I ended up getting my friend Alan to help me with this and now even after all this time, it's been totally worth it!

I hope you all enjoy this record as much as I do.

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released February 1, 2016

Written & Recorded by Louis Dellorto
Mixed by Louis Dellorto & Alan Hoffman
Mastered by Alan Hoffman

Album Art by Lizzie Rowarder
Promotional Art by Bryan Bednarek

Other credits for providing some much needed extra value to my music:
Bryan Bednarek (vocals, keyboard), Valerie Dellorto (vocals), & Alan Hoffman (mixing and drums assistance)

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The Charismatic Youth Chicago, Illinois

The Charismatic Youth is a simple solo project from a guy named Louis who lives in Chicago.

Growing up primarily playing electric guitar, he started out in a metal band with his friends in high school, to eventually various cover bands in college and after playing mostly Beatles and Weezer songs.

He loves to write music that is hopefully complex in a simple and catchy way.
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Track Name: Sparingly
I'm used to being far away; not used to home.
Just try it once and go back.

Lacking in transportation, so walk for now
People moving sucks, walk for now

But I don't know you
What would I amount to?

Diverting gaze; it's a really really long way
to the other side where you'd be hard pressed to see anything.

Bills are due. Take away the water.
But not from us.

We need to keep the scores up
for our lovely patrons

But I don't know you
What would I amount to?

Diverting gaze, it's a really really long way
to the other side where you'd be hard pressed to see anything

Anything that you'd be proud to say you did

I know you could not see me as you passed by
I can't believe you
Track Name: Withstand (feat. Donald)
What a stunning picture, we couldn't see you
despite all the efforts made in conjunction with your family

They would beg to differ
Don't hold your breath
It's so hard to be left out, I know (x2)

It's a solemn swear from me
that you'll try again; to be whole again

Creeping forwards the time goes,
there's a chance I'll see where to
I won't ask how but I expect answers

It's so hard to be left out, I know (x4)
(They would beg to differ. Don't hold your breath. We're in this together.)
Track Name: Kickin' It Hard
I can't see the sky
without it breakin'
It's there in contrast
I'm with you

The fan's off; sleep won't come tonight.
But that's alright.
The conversation conceals the truth
There's nothing that prevents this rouse.

Keep the time
cause I can't keep it for you
Regardless
I will

The fan's off; sleep won't come tonight.
But that's alright.
The conversation conceals the truth
There's nothing that prevents this rouse.
I can't imagine you in my mind but there you are every time.

I could be you
You wouldn't be
Be still my heart.
Rewind. Let fall.

It's hard to hear the cries inside you
You see, the trees don't fall without you

I can't see the sky
without it breakin'
It's there in contrast
I'm with you

It may appear like I don't have the strength
Inside I'm crying, but I'll pull through (But I'd be lying)
The wind blew us apart for the better (If I said to you)
And now I'm alright, yet still no better than you.