Loss Of Eden

Loss Of Eden

 Toms River, New Jersey, USA
BandRockPop

Loss of Eden is a new classic rock, retro infused pop/rock invention with clever lyrics, heartfelt passion, and a sometimes cheeky taste for revolution. A new breed: artists with something to say and something to mean.

Biography

In the 21st century musical climate that celebrates the vocoded voices of model types whose songwriting credits exist theoretically if at all, Ayesha Adamo and David Deau, otherwise known as Loss of Eden, are revolutionaries just for recording honest music that sounds like it might actually come from natural-born human beings. These musical soul mates, coming from nearly opposite backgrounds – one schooled in music theory, one a street musician, and both writing from the heart – have come together to bring us a sound that is reminiscent of retro pop/rock with a sensibility and gaze that speaks directly of our times.

A former Mandarin pop star and electronic music DJ who’s left behind the world of girl groups and dance moves for earthy grooves and guitar amps, Ayesha’s experiences and influences are diverse. Ayesha grew up by the ocean and sands of the Jersey Shore in the tiny town of Island Heights. Her love of music first developed during many years of ballet class, which ultimately lead her to New York to pursue a career as a professional ballerina. It was there that Ayesha first took an interest in DJing while working as a dancer at the legendary superclub, Twilo. She soon saved up enough money to buy her first turntables and taught herself the art of beat-mixing. Not long after, she began classes at Barnard College, with an interest in studying computer music at Columbia University’s Computer Music Center. She lied about being able to read sheet music, and soon found herself as a freshman in her first graduate level music class on electronic music composition.

It wasn’t long before Ayesha’s musical talents started taking her places. While in Taiwan on a summer scholarship program to study Chinese, Ayesha got her first chance to make music her life. She unexpectedly found herself joining pop singing group Beauty4 and signing with EMI Records. Beauty4 released their first album to much success, particularly considering that they were the first international, racially mixed group to release a Mandarin Chinese album in Taiwan, singing and interviewing entirely in Chinese. The group toured Taiwan and other areas in Asia. Of course, Ayesha still had a passion for DJing, and it was her special blend of progressive house, deep trance, tribal, and breaks, which ultimately landed her the opportunity to record her first double CD mix set as a DJ for the Muzik Boutique series on Highnote Records Asia. Ayesha has played clubs all over Taiwan, including a residency at 2F – one of the best venues in Taipei – as well as at the legendary Texound. She was formerly on the roster of Producer Artist Management and has brought her unique sound to clubs and parties in North and Central America, keeping the spirit of those early days at Twilo, which was her first inspiration, alive. Upon returning to the US, Ayesha worked to finish her degree in Music at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Ethel Stone LeFrak Prize in Music, as well as several other awards in poetry. It was during this period and her post-grad years of acting study at William Esper Studios that her songwriting really took off, and she began writing constantly.

Meanwhile, David Deau was on his own very different musical journey. A former military airman, an engineer, organic farmer and rock guitarist, David was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ultimately left the Midwest to explore the world of entertainment more fully. He attended inner city elementary schools, which began his eclectic foundation of streetwise artistry and knowledge. Influenced only by informal street artisans and the diverse culture that surrounded him, David began to take an interest in sports, music, and homegrown entertainment. After moving to a suburban community and being given a guitar at the age of seventeen, the musical influence of family members and friends began to take hold. Needing an escape from his quiescent high school days, he joined the United States Air Force to earn money for college and to begin an introspective self-study regimen of guitar playing, songwriting, and literature. From the advice of some of the top fighter pilots in the USAF, David entered a Palace Chase program to leave the Air Force to pursue academia full time at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. David’s belief in keeping artistic skills natural and informal led him to pursue a curriculum in Engineering rather than Music, though throughout these years of scientific study David had to balance a “double life” of both his science studies and creating his own rock band.

The band Double Life was formed and debuted the “White and Black” CD in the summer of 2000 which was recorded at Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin and engineered by Mike Zirkel (Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins). David wrote all of the band’s music throughout these formative years. Singles from this release garnished airplay on rock/college radio stations around the Midwest

Lyrics

Last Man on Earth

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau

Even if you had a desert island
Even if you had a fancy car
Even if you were a football player
Even if you were a millionaire

Even if you had a diamond ring
Even if you got down on your knees
Even if you were a real sweet talker
Even if you said pretty please

Chorus: Even if you were the last man on earth
I wouldn’t want you
No I ain’t some kind of desperate housewife
You don’t keep me up at night
Even if you were the last man on earth
I wouldn’t need you
You can say that you’ll do anything, but
I won’t give you everything I am.

Even if you bought a dozen roses
‘Cause you thought that you could make my day
Even if you were the only boy who’d ever
Take a moment just to look my way

You could offer me a trip to Paris
You could take me all around the world – oh –
Dress me up in designer clothing
I still wouldn’t ever be your girl

Chorus

Instrumental Bridge

B Section: Even if you were a saint
Even if you were a sinner
Even if you mowed my lawn
Even if you cooked my dinner
Even if you has a Harvard PhD
There’s still stuff you’ve gotta learn from me

Chorus

Some People

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau and Ayesha Adamo

Verse 1: Some people are worth loving
Even if they don’t love you back
Even if they leave you first
Even if they make you hurt

Verse 2: I will give you my love
Even if you – tell me to keep it
Even if it has to be a secret
Even if it’s all I ever have to give

Chorus: You – Love of my life
Even if you never know
Even if you let me go

You – Love of my life
Take everything I’ve got
Whether you want me – or not

If I walk away now
Will I spend the rest of my days
Wishing I had kissed you
Wishing I could be with you

And maybe there’s a chance
That if you hold me close – we won’t let go
As though we could stay
Locked in one embrace – forever

Chorus

And in this lifetime it is not enough to dream
Sometimes you have to take the leap
You should be brave enough to do something in the name
Of love

Verse 1 & 2

Chorus: You – Love of my life
Even if you never know (You know)
Even if you let me go
You – Love of my life
Take everything I’ve got
Whether you want me – or not

21st Century Junkie

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau and Ayesha Adamo

Twenty-first century junkie
You are busted
You’re too well adjusted
See and do like a monkey
Now your judgment
Cannot be trusted

Pre: You used to get angry
You used to get ugly
You used to feel rage
And now you feel nothing
I guess reality is overrated
Now you’re so sedated
But I don’t want your…

Chorus: Novocain happiness
Leaving you feelingless
I don’t want your harmlessness
Messing with my consciousness
Television cyanide
Making you all dumb inside
Would you call it going blind
Or would you call it
Feeling fine?

Twenty-first century zombie nation
You’re perfected
Go get connected (You’ve got mail!)
You’re the new overnight sensation
Can your soul be resurrected?

Pre-2: You are stuffed crust pizza
And microwave lovin’
Convenience store livin’
And instant nothin’
They say there’s virtue in being silent
Now you’re so compliant
But I don’t want your…

Chorus

Pre-3: You are stuffed crust pizza
And microwave lovin’
Convenience store livin’
And instant nothin’
I guess reality is overrated
Now you’re so sedated
But I don’t want your…

Chorus (2 times)

I Need You

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau

What makes your whisper feel like velvet in my ear
What makes the rain drops fall on rooftops, keeping time for our tears

Pre-Chorus A: Won’t you hold me now
I can hear the sound
Of your breath, it’s making clouds against my window – my window

Chorus A: From the day I heard you speak
All I needed was to be
Beside you
Won’t you let me close your eyes
Won’t you let me hear the cries
Inside you

There is a story in your face that must be told
Your dusty pages are the bookmarks and the keepers of my soul

Pre-Chorus B: I’ll paint you beauty young
Until you come undone
In a multi-coloured springtime
Shake the winter from your brow and tell me

Chorus A

Chorus B: Maybe yes and maybe no
Maybe I don’t need to know
To reach you
All I’ve got is all I have
All I feel is all I am
I need you

Instrumental Break

Chorus A/Chorus B

Here's Your Revolution

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau

I was sitting there waiting for my life to begin
I was taking it in
And I’m reading in between the lines
The billboards tell the truth sometimes – And they say:

Chorus: Here’s your brand new era
Here’s what we call “free”
The land you built your dreams on
Is quaking at your feet
Here’s your revolution
Go on and get it fast
The times that you remember
Were never built to last

We were holding onto the things that we knew
What they told us to do
But it’s getting harder to believe
Now we’re questioning the American Dream

Chorus: Here’s your brand new era
Here’s what they call “free”
The land we built our dreams on
Is quaking at our feet
Here’s your revolution
Go on and get it fast
The times that you remember
Were never built to last

Bridge: And the time is even closer than we know
A new beginning for the place that we call home
The winds are shifting and we’re getting stronger than we were before
You don’t need to play the victim anymore

Chorus: Here’s our brand new era
Here’s what we call “free”
The land you built your dreams on
Is quaking at your feet
Here’s our revolution
Go on and get it fast
The times that you remember
Were never built to last

Extra Chorus: Here’s our last salvation
Gonna take back paradise
Goodbye holy nation
You can keep your piece of the franchise
Here’s your revolution
Go on catch us if you can
The times that you remember
Won’t be back again

Worlds Away

Written By: Lyrics by Ayesha Adamo / Vocal melodies by Ayesha Adamo / Music by David Deau

I dreamt I was a poet
And you were my muse
You gave me heartbreak
And I turned it into truth

Cut a sliver from your waking life
For the pages of my sleep
But it only feels like love
When it’s something I can’t keep

So I will write your verses
But you won’t even now my name
I only give the gifts I know you can’t repay

Chorus: Say you’ll be near me
Say that my dreams of you can stay
Say that you hear me
Even when you are worlds away

I was listening for the morning
In the final breath of night
And the sun turns you to shadow
And you’re slipping from my sight

If I wake myself too quickly
I could soon forget your face
And I don’t want to see us go along our separate ways

Chorus 2x

Discography

Loss of Eden - Here's Your Revolution EP - 2010

Prior to/Outside of Loss of Eden:

Ayesha:
I Hate This Place - Summer Sky ft. Ayesha Adamo - XTAL Records, Japan - 2009
Boryka pres. Ayesha Adamo - Only for Tonight - Phenomenal Recordings - 2009
DJ Ayesha - Muzik Boutique 002: Progressive Trance Boxed Set DJ mix - Highnote Records Taiwan - 2003
Beauty4 - Beauty4 - EMI Taiwan - 2000

David:
Double Life - III Song EP - 2001
Double Life - White and Black - 2000

Set List

Sets can range from a brief three song set for mini appearances, or a longer 45 min - 1 hour set. This may include (in no particular order):
Last Man on Earth
Some People
21st Century Junkie
I Need You
Here's Your Revolution
Worlds Away
Light is On
My Revenge
Remain Calm
Oblivion
Michael's Song

Also, the Mandarin rewrite of 21st Century Junkie, "Xian Zai (Now!)" and "Tian Ran de Ai (Natural Love)" may be included for shows with Mandarin speaking audiences

Loss of Eden also sometimes does covers for fun and variety. Mandarin Chinese covers are ok too.