Truth and Light

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“Truth and Light,” the debut, 5-song EP by the female-fronted, industrial synthpop band The Sweetest Condition from Nashville, TN, features sinister, soulful alto vocals over dark, floor-shaking synth soundscapes. Confessional songs pulsate throughout the EP, describing the nightmare—and the art—of letting go.

PRESS REVIEWS:

“The tunes are dark and brooding, drawing on muses like Nine Inch Nails.” —Dan Domsic, Managing Editor, “Relishing These 'Wow' Moments,” Current in Fishers, May 30, 2013, currentinfishers.com/relishing-those-wowmoments

“The Sweetest Condition is on a mission: breaking through the everyday noise and bringing listeners genre-blurring tunes.” —Dan Domsic, Managing Editor, Current in Fishers newspaper, cover story, August 28, 2012, currentinfishers.com/a-new-sound?pid=280

“The band’s new sense of style is something reminiscent of 1980s pop backed by a layer of heavy synthesizer mixed with foreboding piano chords. The [songwriting/recording] process is a spiritual one for the singer and pianist.” —Dan Domsic, Managing Editor, Current in Fishers newspaper, cover story, August 28, 2012, currentinfishers.com/a-new-sound?pid=280

“Any way you slice it, Jason and Leslie are the type of supremely talented songwriters and performers that have sufficiently proven themselves to the point that you now trust them. While you may not know at this point what to expect at the end of this musical journey, you can be guaranteed these two are going to give you an enjoyable ride.” —Darrin Snider, Host, Indy In-Tune (Internet radio podcast), aired live August 15, 2012, posted online September 11, 2012
www.indyintune.com/blog/blogarchive.asp?article=275

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released April 30, 2013

"Truth & Light" ℗ © 2013 The Sweetest Condition

The Sweetest Condition is:
Lyrics + Vocals: Leslie Irene Benson (ASCAP)
Music + Synths: Jason Reed Milner (ASCAP)

TRACKS:
01. Give Me the World
02. You Don’t Know Me
03. The Ghost & the Girl
04. Where is the Light?
05. The Wound

"Truth & Light” ℗ © 2013 The Sweetest Condition. All songs written and performed by The Sweetest Condition. Unauthorized reproduction of this recording is prohibited by Federal law and subject to criminal prosecution. All Rights Reserved. Music (synths + guitars) written, arranged and produced by Jason Reed Milner. Lyrics and vocals by Leslie Irene Benson. Mixed and mastered by Brad Milner, LEF TON Studios, Indianapolis, IN. Published by Jason Reed Milner Publishing (ASCAP) and Leslie Irene Benson Publishing (ASCAP). Cover art by Jason Reed Milner. Band photos by Paul F.P. Pogue. Design by Leslie Irene Benson. Label: Independent. Artist Management: Self-Managed.

THE SWEETEST CONDITION – WEB LINKS:
Official Website: www.thesweetestcondition.com
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The Sweetest Condition Nashville, Tennessee

THE SWEETEST CONDITION is a dark synthpop duo with industrial and electrorock influences based in Nashville, TN.

“A unique electronic style, strong female vocals and polished production.” –Modern Synthpop...

Founded in 2012, Leslie Irene Benson (lyrics + vocals) and Jason Reed Milner (music + synths) blend iconic sounds of the ’80s, industrial muscle of the ’90s, and cinematic soundscapes.
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Track Name: Give Me the World
“Give Me the World” © The Sweetest Condition 2013

Lyrics by Leslie Irene Benson | Music by Jason Reed Milner

There comes a time when you’re tired of listening,

living someone else’s fate.

There comes a time when you’re tired of moving,

but you want to leave this place!
I’m gonna leave 
this town!

Don’t take my hand

just ‘cause you can.

My silhouette’s a 
marionette.

Don’t spin me ’round;

I’ll stand my ground.

I don’t belong

in this love song.

I don’t remember how I found you.

How did I get here, anyway?

You came in when I wasn’t looking,

trying like Hell to save the day!

I’m gonna wear you down!

I’m gonna wear you.

I’m gonna wear you … DOWN!!!

Please don’t say

I’m a lucky girl.

I give you an inch, and

you give me the world.

Give me the world.

My gloves are off;

my boots are on.
I can’t sing

another love song!

Give me the world.

My gloves are off;

my boots are on.

I can’t sing

another love song!

Give me the world.

My gloves are off;

my boots are on.

I can’t sing

another love song!

You come in,

I walk out.

Time to take the

higher route.



Doesn’t matter what you want.

Doesn’t matter what you need.

I can see the sandman dreaming,

freeing me.
Track Name: You Don't Know Me
“You Don’t Know Me” © The Sweetest Condition 2013
Lyrics by Leslie Irene Benson | Music by Jason Reed Milner

I can’t take it when you put me down.

You make a fool out of me

whenever I hit the ground.

I’m picking up every piece that I can.

I know I’ve been here before

like the back of my hand.

You look at me like it’s some kind of game,

like I’m smaller than you,

like I don’t have a name.

You can’t tell me I’m not free,

’cause you don’t own me! You don’t own me!

You can’t tell me what I need,

’cause you don’t know me. You don’t know me.


I’ve had enough of being pushed around.

I’m not so ‘weak’ anymore,

since I’ve got what I found.

No use twisting your words into hate;

no more using your fists;

no more controlling fate.

I’ve grown a faith much bigger than you,

and those things that you do

can’t hurt me anymore!

You can’t tell me I’m not free,

’cause you don’t own me! You don’t own me!

You can’t tell me what I need,

’cause you don’t know me. You don’t know me.

You can’t say you don’t believe

’cause it’s inside me! It’s inside me!

You can’t tell me I’m afraid,

’cause you don’t know me. You don’t know me 
at all.

And now and then 

when I see your face,

I remember the days 

you were inside my head.

All it took was for 
me to let go

to regain control,

and crawl out of your bed!

You can’t tell me I’m not free,

’cause you don’t own me! You don’t own me!

You can’t tell me what I need,

’cause you don’t know me. You don’t know me.

You can’t say you don’t believe

’cause it’s inside me! It’s inside me!

You can’t tell me I’m afraid,

’cause you don’t know me. You don’t know me 
at all.
Track Name: The Ghost and the Girl
"The Ghost and the Girl" © The Sweetest Condition 2013
Lyrics by Leslie Irene Benson | Music by Jason Reed Milner

Time has passed, but I can’t sleep,
weighed by memories that I keep.
In the dark, it’s your eyes
that I see.

Your last words play in my head,
a radio of all you said.
Don’t you know, my love,
you’re haunting me?

Who’s the ghost, and who’s the girl?
Can’t make sense of a senseless world.
Hang onto a moment of
clarity.

From the veil
you reach to me,
shadows surrounding me,
as heart-shaped stones
collect at my feet.

Don’t you know you’ve gone too far?
Feeding dreams beneath the stars.
In the quiet, I feel you
watching me.

You failed to stand, instead, you fled,
left me these voices in my head.
And every year takes me
further from you.

Who’s the ghost, and who’s the girl?
Can’t make sense of a senseless world.
Hang onto a moment of
clarity.

From the veil
you reach to me,
shadows surrounding me,
as heart-shaped stones
collect at my feet.
Track Name: Where is the Light
“Where is the Light” © The Sweetest Condition 2013
Lyrics by Leslie Irene Benson | Music by Jason Reed Milner

Sometimes in my dreams,

I am flying over fields of green.

Sometimes in my head,

I relive all that I forget.

You wish you knew what I know.

You wish you’d see what I see,

but it’s too big a burden

for anyone to carry—

anyone but me.

Sometimes in my head,

I am flying over fields of red.
You wish you knew what I know!

You wish you’d see what I see …

hidden in the night!

Where is the light?

Track Name: The Wound
“The Wound” © The Sweetest Condition 2013
Lyrics by Leslie Irene Benson | Music by Jason Reed Milner

You give it your all.

I bleed ’til it hurts.

We give and we take,

’til our bodies shake.

I will return….

All be revealed—

the dark and the light,

the way that I feel.

So close to God,

yet so far apart,

I found the wound

right into your heart.

What changed in us?

What put us here?

The pain we serve

cuts like a mirror.

I will return….

All be revealed—

the dark and the light,

the way that I feel.

So close to God,

yet so far apart,

I found the wound

right into your heart.



I will return….

All be revealed—

the dark and the light,

this pain that I feel!

So close to God,

yet so far apart,

I found the wound

right into your heart.