Pin in the Map

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Pin in the Map was written in a post breakup haze after a trip to have dinner and watch the superbowl with a longtime friend and college ex-boyfriend. The writing process started that night on the subway home, not able to shake that feeling that time had worked its magic and somebody you were once so close to was now so distant. Yet, at the same time, there was an unshakable hope that this was one of those special relationships that could exist beyond norms and stand the test of time.  

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I put a pin in the map
It’s been years and now I’ve found my way back here
It’s kind of funny, well that, i thought
It would all be the same.

How many breaths have you taken since I saw you last?
How many hours at your daily grind?
And I wish we could just say, “how are you,”
Instead, “it’s been so long, old friend.”

How many years will it take?
Will we ever get back to where we started?
I, I, I, I,
I didn’t make a mistake
It was right. Was it right?
It had to be right.
It had to be - It had to be right.

Oh, How many breaths have you taken since I saw you last?
How many hours at your daily grind?
And I wish we could just say “how are you,”
Instead, it’s been so long

How many breaths have you taken since I saw you last?
How many hours at your daily grind?
And I wish we could just say “how are you,”

Instead, it’s been so long
Instead, it’s been so long
Instead, it’s been so long
Old friend.

credits

released November 20, 2020
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Producers: ALMA, Elliot Moss, Noah Kellman, Steve Xia, Alex Rodriguez  
Audio Engineers: Steve Xia, ALMA  
Mixing Engineer: Elliot Moss 
Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound 
Vocals: Alba S. Torremocha, Lillie R. McDonough, and Melissa K. Carter 
Strings: Alba S. Torremocha 
Guitar: Horace Bray 
Keys: Noah Kellman

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ALMA New York, New York

Meet ALMA. A trio of ladies in film scoring and audio engineering bringing a quirky, cinematic, DIY approach to pop.

Armed with a DIY sensibility, they use airplanes as cymbals and parental phone chats as texture to produce their music with the sounds of the world they inhabit.

Their debut LP Mosaic is a personal letter to NYC, delivering a moment in time in the city they call home.
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