I'm Dropping Out Of Life

by Russell E.L. Butler

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CGI Records is extremely proud to be presenting the new EP from Oakland-via-Bermuda based artist Russell E.L. Butler. "I'm Dropping Out Of Life" is 4 cuts of essentialist dance music that can provide an ecstatic escape from the drudges of professional life for all who so rightly seek it. As Russell elaborates,

"The title has been on my mind a lot, since I almost lost my life in the Ghost Ship fire and watched as many of my friends lost their's. I came up with the title several months ago, in fact 2 of the tracks were shopped in a producer's group that Johnny (Nackt) and Chelsea (Cherushii) were a part of, both of whom I lost in the fire. This release is about a commitment to life. The life that I refer to dropping out of, is a life where dreams are put on hold, where concessions are made in order to just survive. But that comes at a cost, one that is far too great for me to pay at this point. I wrote this poem, it'll come as an insert with the record.

When you see me you might see me different
At first, as a presence
That always has been
But also
An absence
A potential for not being
a collection of constants
now wrought in marble
The smell of grass
Light, like ash
My mouth still moves
And my arms still extend to hold you
My sour breath caressing your ears
"It's ok, I'm still here"
And my voice is not alone
You hear all of them
Our friends
Our lovers
We're here with you


released February 3, 2017


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