Spark & Fury

by Alfa

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1.
Bare Feet 03:48
BARE FEET (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI) I search through windows for something cozy A yellow light or a bookcase sat just right I do it every night. Maybe I'm tired of the suitcase living Maybe the faces of strangers don't excite me anymore... Ooooh this aching heart is ooooh it's breaking apart I can't fake it anymore I wanna settle my bare feet and baggage on the floor. I've found my fair share of blind romantics They all seem pretty with no real consequence 'til my heart's in my hands I want a door with a lock and a handle a kitchen sink and a floor that creaks just right and someone to say goodnight, goodnight to me. Ooooh this aching heart is ooooh it's breaking apart I can't fake it anymore I wanna settle my bare feet and baggage on the floor. Maybe in the hotel light a stranger's face can seem familiar actions taken out of sight can seem wise... in the meantime. Oooh... Ooooh this aching heart is ooooh it's breaking apart I can't fake it anymore I wanna settle my bare feet and baggage on the floor.
2.
Take Me Home 03:53
TAKE ME HOME (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI) red lips sequins high heels i put on makeup it feels… like putting on someone else's face might make me … disappear in a flash of blinding light who will I be tonight? CHORUS: somewhere in this scene shrouded up in mystery you're gonna be the one to reach me gonna be the one who takes me home true love doesn't lie only when it breaks me breaks me so bad and I don't want to feel like I'm alone say you'll take me home it's a temporary weakness i know I will regret this i'm still pretending there's something left here from when he said goodbye so I've been meaning to lose myself tonight. who could it be who will it be tonight? CHORUS: somewhere in this scene shrouded up in mystery you're gonna be the one to reach me gonna be the one who takes me home true love doesn't lie only when it breaks me breaks me so bad and I don't want to feel like I'm alone say you'll take me home you can let me fall into someplace I don't know just don't leave me lonely.
3.
Incomplete 03:38
Incomplete (Written by Alfa Garcia/BMI & Matt Koelsch/ASCAP) Baby, I know this sounds crazy When you come around I don’t know what it is Maybe it’s cuz you’re something different from what I am used to, but you’re out of reach. CHORUS: Nothing but a passin’ thing How you got me wondering what everything would be like if you were mine Every time I see you leave Tell me are you make believe? I can’t sleep, you make me incomplete. Do you get tired running circles in my mind? You’re just a good distraction I wanted all this time It’s useless, I try to be productive your smile is so seductive and you don’t even try. CHORUS Oooh…. la da.. I can’t sleep, you make me incomplete. You fly so high, don’t come down for me On restless nights you walk into my dreams. I’ll let it pass, but until then I’ll just pretend that you are mine mine mine. Nothin but a passin’ thing Boy you got me wondering… ooooh CHORUS
4.
Oh, boy, you don’t know me but I think I know you ‘cause there’s something bout the way you sing to me like you’ve ready into parts of me no one sees and I can’t help but fall for your understanding. 
Oooooh Ooooh Oooo ooooooh
 Oooooh Oooooh
 Ooooo ooooooh. There is no need for a formal face-to-face
 To be honest I’m fine learning you line-by-line in my room. ‘cause in my head there is no one for me but you I have got you pegged as a man with a plan, who’s a good listener too. (yes, that’s you) 
Oooooh Ooooh Oooo ooooooh
 Oooooh Oooooh
 Ooooo ooooooh. I swear you’re singin’ right to me Like… I’m never out of reach.
 Well, you must have found a way into my heart
 Cuz it feels like you’ve been there from the start
 And I know you don’t know me but I think that I love you I think I loooovvee you
 Yeah I think I loooovvee you
 Man on the radio, man on the radio... (I... love...you...)
5.
ROUND & ROUND (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI) when it's quiet all the wheels start spinning in my head round and round they go and i can't stop the craziest idea and it's everything but said. you should know i'm not in love with you there's no way up and no way down so we just ride around in circles round and round if you call me up i won't come down cuz there's no telling where we'd land so let's keep goin' goin' goin' round and round keep on goin' goin' goin' round and round. just cuz i can i conjure up the colors in your eyes every time somebody says your name doesn't mean i want to be the one who's in your mind even if i've memorized your face there's no way up and no way down so we just ride around in circles round and round if you call me up i won't come down cuz there's no telling where we'd land so let's keep goin' goin' goin' round and round keep on goin' goin' goin' round and round keep on goin' goin' goin' round and round...round and round and if you're thinking of me anytime tonight 'cause you found secrets in the corners of my mind so what if I keep on coming back to you from time to time I keep coming back to you from time to time. there's no way up and no way down we always ride around in circles going round if you call me up i won't come down you never tell me where we'd land … there's no way up and no way down so we just ride around in circles round and round if you call me up i won't come down you never tell me where we'd land. So let's keep goin goin goin round and round. keep on goin goin goin round and round. keep on goin goin goin round and round round and round.
6.
RUBBER BAND (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI & Ainjel Emme/ASCAP) I’m like a rubber band stretch me out until I snap back into your hand, a good little girl. And what am I supposed to be? quiet and sweet, but in actuality you don’t know the half of me. Wait, just you wait til I break til I’m thin as paper Maybe you’d know all this time I held us together for the sake of the show I did it all for show for the sake of the show… you would know. You’re walkin’ on a wire for the world to see but is it steel beneath your feet or is it me? Is it me? Don’t confuse me for a safety net I could lead you over but we’re not there yet, so Wait, just you wait til I break til I’m thin as paper Maybe you’d know all this time I held us together for the sake of the show I did it all for show for the sake of the show… whoa, no, well you would know. If you’re wasting time believing I could be the kind of girl who’d never wrestle free just wait just you wait til I break til I’m thin as paper Maybe you’d know all this time I held us together Wait, just you wait til I break til I’m thin as paper Maybe you’d know all this time I held us together for the sake of the show I did it all for show for the sake of the show… whoa, no…. you would know.
7.
Blue 03:33
BLUE (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI) You and me, we work together endlessly, we're bound forever hold me close. Don't let me go. We fight sometimes, we kiss and make up epic highs and pointless breakups I'm stuck on you. I promise to… be the one you'll always run to effortless and close enough to tell your secrets to so take a seat we'll watch the world go blue ooh ooh Give me time to get my mind straight wanna run, want to test my fate now I know it's you for sure. I'll be the one you always run to effortless and perfect for you I make sense with you so take a seat we'll watch the world go blue ooh ooh If you wait long enough til I've made up my mind enough promise you I will be there. Sometimes I can read your eyes and then I am paralyzed there is no winning without you hold me close don't let me go. Blue ooh ooh… Blue ooh ooh I'll be the one you'll always run to effortless and close enough to tell your secrets to so take a seat we'll watch the world go blue.
8.
M.O. 02:59
M.O. (Missed Opportunity) (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI & Andrew Furze/APRA) You make me do the things that I don't wanna do Like going out dancing and listening to your crappy songs about somebody new. I'm just a game you play while you're shuffling cards dealing to whoever surrenders their heart can't you see the forest for the trees? Don't wanna be the girl on the side misreading the signs holding out hope that you'll finally find the one that you need, babe it should be me but I can't wait for eternity so call me a missed opportunity. You put me to the test, a broken ego at best I'd rather hang on to whatever is left of my pride so this means goodbye. I struggle to refuse when you throw me a line I'm always hangin' on by a string every time Not today (no way!) I'm walkin' away. Don't wanna be the girl on the side misreading the signs holding out hope that you'll finally find the one that you need and it should be me but I won't wait 'til you fall for me so call me a missed opportunity. It'll break my heart for sure cuz I swore I was yours when I read it in the tea leaves last night. Don't wanna be the girl on the side misreading the signs holding out hope that you'll finally find the one that you need, babe it should be me but I can't wait no, I can't wait I'm the girl on the side second-guessing the signs holding out hope that you'll finally find the one that you need and it should be me but I can't wait for eternity so call me a missed opportunity. for eternity always be a missed opportunity don't call me...
9.
NOTHING EVER LASTS (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI & Alex Houton/ASCAP) You look charming with you're wide-eyes staring at me and your shoes, they look hundred years old you invite me with your hands, you motion for me to come closer when the sky unfolds They say the race is never won we... tie on our running shoes and go this place is big, bigger than us I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling that I'm growing old too fast and nothing ever lasts. Everything is changing constantly where are the days of lemonade and vanilla ice cream? here's a penny for your words of wisdom i don't think the world is anything it seems. Remote controls couldn't help us now so, pack up your tv set and go this place is big, bigger than us. I can't get over this feeling anymore oh I'm just trying to stay real on the inside oh I wanna be like a child for a little while… cuz I I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling that I'm growing old too fast and nothing ever I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling anymore I can't get over this feeling that I'm growing old too fast and nothing ever lasts…nothing ever lasts, nothing ever lasts.
10.
From Me 04:22
FROM ME (written by Alfa Garcia/BMI) I try to speak to you, all casual and true You speak in riddles back to me. I wonder if it’s just the language that we have You always loved your poetry. But it seems I have to find a better man who doesn’t hide from me. You’re such a wanderer, you’re beautiful that way and I would never tie you down. But your symbolic sighs, your overdrawn goodbyes Baby, they don’t keep me ‘round. Lookin’ for someone like you who doesn’t have to hide the truth from me. Tell me your secrets. Tell me where do you go? I promise I’ll keep it promise I’ll let you go When you want to be free. I savored summer days, composed the perfect phrase To describe my love for you. And in return you smiled, said I cling like a child I believed that it was true. No more hours deciphering lines, believing it’s just me who’s blind If I could keep you babe, you know I would… Tell me your secrets. Tell me where do you go? promise I’ll keep it promise I’ll let you go When you want to be free When you want to be free..whoa-oohh. When you want to be free. He found me in a daze, heart broke in several places We restored it, him and me As the days went by, he stayed and he was mine That’s the way love should be But I miss you still some days I wonder what kept you away from me.

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Alfa's full length album "Spark & Fury" is a culmination of a 2-year endeavor, in which the artist experienced both the benefits and challenges of releasing an album with a label for the first time. Written and produced by Alfa, "Spark & Fury" enlists the talents of Grammy-nominated Nashville producer and oft-collaborator Marc Lacuesta; Hollywood-based producers and songwriters Ainjel Emme and Andrew Furze; as well as Tokyo and LA-based producer Kenji Nakai. Grammy-winning Alan Sanderson was the engineer, overseeing a two-day band studio session between Alfa, drummer Carl Thomson and bassist Austin Underhill, who helped shape song arrangements during weeks of rehearsals.

Inspired by her 5-year adjustment into Los Angeles' unique cityscape, Alfa sees "Spark & Fury" as the product of a late-blooming coming-of-age:
“The record is about accepting myself as I am: all my flaws, adjusting to each ‘phase’ in life, my vulnerability in love and my career; and betting that others can relate,” she says. “And musically, it meant a lot to me to play all the instruments that I know (guitar, piano, violin, ukulele), because I’d reached a point where I learned to trust myself and wanted to embrace that.”

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released June 23, 2017

Released by Pacific Records, San Diego, CA.

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Armed with a voice, an instrument, and a keen sense of crafting a song, Alfa has been hailed as "an artist who has a spectrum of colors in her palette, a songwriter with a knack for tickling a mainstream ear" (Music Connection) Her songs have been heard on E!, MTV, nationally-released films and Spotify Philippines' Viral Top 50 in 2016. Alfa has opened for Sam Smith, Us the Duo, and Howie Day. ... more

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