Luminous

by Jakki Jelene

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In a time where much of mainstream music is hollow and coarse, Jakki Jelene once again presents her brand of sophisticated pop through her latest album, Luminous. With influences from electronica, trip hop, synth and 60's pop, her music fills a void for adult listeners who enjoy a good hook, but yearn for deeper meaning. Her soaring vocals exude a striking mix of strength and vulnerability, backed by lush, rich harmonies. Featuring eloquent lyrics that tell stories and touch on a wide range of subjects from love to spiritual observations.

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released April 2, 2013

All songs written & produced by Jakki Jelene, except;
Popsicles & Icicles written by David Gates
Deep Blue Sea produced by Jakki Jelene & Jess Hanna

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Jakki Jelene Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dreamy electronic soundscapes, angelic vocals with lush, layered harmonies and passionate, thought provoking lyrics.

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Track Name: A New Chapter
A NEW CHAPTER
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

I opened up a door
To let my future in
Swallowed all my pride
Dealt with me inside

The life I knew before
The painful memories
Haunted me for years
Now I’ve wiped away those tears

An adventure in the great unknown
Yearned for me to find the key
To unlock the pages in the book of life
For a new beginning that waits for me

I’ve broken down the walls
In this fight for victory
Moving at the speed of light
In search of pleasant dreams

I’m still far from where I’ll be in the end
But with every step that I take I’m that much further from where I began

My eyes are open wide
Because of revelation
Rushing like a wave
Over the path I laid

An adventure in the great unknown
Yearned for me to find the key
To unlock the pages in the book of life
For a new beginning that waits for me
Track Name: Human, After All
HUMAN, AFTER ALL
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

I must confess that I struggle now and then
And you will find that I’m not as I appear
I keep my cool because I know what I must do
Collect myself or end up like a fool

I must confess when you’re near me I’m alive
I fall apart when I see you look my way
But you never seem to see beyond these walls
Or realize how I want your love

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all

I’m warm inside when you return my smile
You fascinate and tantalize this heart
You seem so strong but you’re only human too
Do I stand a chance to break down your resolve?

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all

Desire is a thing that can overcome your consciousness
And all the logical things you know to do
You find yourself aware of things you wouldn’t normally mind
No longer in control of what you knew to be true

I may seem strong, but inside I’m weak
Like a child who doesn’t know the way
And I do my best to show good face
But I must confess that I’m human after all
Track Name: Evening Sky
EVENING SKY
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

When the trees are black against the evening sky
And sprays of pink and purple go floating by
The sun is setting as the moon is rising high
And all the world is tucked away warm inside
But there is one girl, in a dream world
Who is just beginning to feel alive

Evening sky you write my name
Your brief existence fuels my life
And when it's time for you to fade
I stand in awe of your beauty
(your beauty amazes me)

Proof of God's existence could not be more clear
The wonders of the Universe in the atmosphere
Stars that twinkle soft against the darkening blue
Are witness to a miracle that's always made new
Inspiration for every nation
Canvas cannot capture this perfect view

Evening sky you write my name
Your brief existence fuels my life
And when it's time for you to fade
I stand in awe of your beauty
Track Name: Popsicles & Icicles
POPSICLES & ICICLES
Lyrics by David Gates

Popsicles, icicles, baseball and fancy clothes
These are a few of the things he loves
He loves Levis and blue eyes
And wind blowin' through his hair
These are a part of the boy I love

If you put them all together
Much to your surprise (oh tell me what)
You'll find a bit of heaven
Right before your eyes

Bright stars and guitars and
Drive-ins on Friday night
These are a few of the things we love

(May be) silly but still he is
Just what I dream about
Yes, he's the boy that I love

If you put them all together
Much to your surprise (oh tell me what)
You'll find a bit of heaven
Right before your eyes

Bright stars and guitars and
Drive-ins on Friday night
These are a few of the things we love

(May be) silly but still he is
Just what I dreamed about
Yes, he's the boy that I love

Popsicles, icicles
Popsicles, icicles, hmmm
Track Name: Deep Blue Sea
DEEP BLUE SEA
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

We intend to go
We intend to see
Places in our dreams
Where we long to be

It seems so out of touch
To those who have no vision
But nothing's what it seems
There's no certainty


Sailing high on white capped waves
Above the salty brine
We're traveling upon the deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
Deep blue sea


We'll close our eyes tonight
And leave behind reality
Like wings we're taking flight
To another world

A land yet unexplored
That no one can imagine
But when we come ashore
We will surely see


Sailing high on white capped waves
Above the salty brine
We're traveling upon the deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
Deep blue sea
Track Name: I Love You
I LOVE YOU
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

You say that you're leaving
And that there's nothing I can say or do
To change your mind

You claim that my feelings
Were never strong enough to see you through
But you were blind

When all my life, my heart has longed to sing this song
An endless fight to find the words to say to you
And by and by I never could quite figure how
But I will tell you now. I love you

Please hear me out
I know I'm coming at the midnight hour
You say that it's too late

Looking back I realize
That there was so much more that I could say
But I was afraid

When all my life, my heart has longed to sing this song
An endless fight to find the words to say to you
And by and by I never could quite figure how
But I will tell you now. I love you

I built a fortress around my heart
In hopes of shutting out the pain
And now I watch as all my efforts crumble to the ground
As you're slipping away...

When all my life, my heart has longed to sing this song
An endless fight to find the words to say to you
And by and by I never could quite figure how
But I will tell you now. I love you
Track Name: Invisible
INVISIBLE
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

Sometimes I wonder what is missing
Do you feel what I feel?
And sometimes I wonder what is wrong
Why I feel so alone

Sometimes I wonder, I just wonder
What to do with myself
And sometimes I take it all in stride

Try to smile despite the blue
Yes I do, yes I do
Try to smile despite the blue

I love you more than you could ever know
Even though I realize I'm invisible
Just being close to you is enough for me
To begin another day
I hang on every word you say

And try smile despite the blue, yes I do

Sometimes I wonder if you see me
When you're looking my way
And sometimes I wonder if you know
That you're all I'm living for

Sometimes I wonder, I just wonder
How to give up this game
And sometimes I know it's all in vain

Try to smile despite the blue
Yes I do, yes I do
Try to smile despite the blue

I love you more than you could ever know
Even though I realize I'm invisible
Just being close to you is enough for me
To begin another day
I hang on every word you say

And try smile despite the blue, yes I do
Track Name: Give It Up
Give It Up
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

We're a funny a pair, you and me
Is it love or are you my enemy?
I hear you've been sayin'
It's me you've been playin'
You don't have a clue that I am onto you

I don't care about your game strategy
I'm not intimidated that easily
It's time you're admittin'
You're really quite smitten
And if you deny it
Then I'm out the door

So you can give it up, give it up
Give it up, baby you lose
Give it up, give it up
Honey you're black and blue

The stakes are rising and you just can't ignore
You know you found your match in me that's for sure
And what goes around
Comes back around
Just when you think that you've won
The game's just begun

So you can give it up, give it up
Give it up, baby you lose
Give it up, give it up
Honey you're black and blue

Our love is always on the brink of madness
And love is only what you make it to be

So you can give it up, give it up
Give it up, baby you lose
Give it up, give it up
Honey you're black and blue
Track Name: Vapor
VAPOR
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

I recall so many things
But they pale with each passing day
Another year comes to a close
How did the time get away?

Time flies when you're having fun
I heard somebody say
The laughter we once shared with friends
Is now gone and can never replay


Why does it never last?
We cannot stop time
Yesterday is the past
But today feels like tomorrow
I cannot see tomorrow

La la la la la la la


Where does a moment go?
Does it fade like a vapor?
Or is it drifting out in space
Yet to be rediscovered?
Can the memories be recovered?

La la la la la la la


Why does it never last?
We cannot stop time
Yesterday is the past
But today feels like tomorrow
Where have you gone, tomorrow?

La la la la la la la

When it all fades away will there be rain?
Will there be snow?
I just don't know

I recall so many things...
Track Name: Luminous
LUMINOUS
Lyrics by Jakki Jelene

Luminous One you have captivated me
And the Passion is claiming my soul
Your brilliant flashing light and your incandescent glow
Is the source of making me whole

You are radiant to me and I cannot help but see
The Son shining where you reside
You are radiant to me and I cannot help but be
Consumed by this fire that's burning me up inside
O Luminous One

Luminous One you are such a mystery
All the heavens and earth praise your name
I am overtaken by the power of your blood
As I fall on my knees in this place

You are radiant to me and I cannot help but see
The Son shining where you reside
You are radiant to me and I cannot help but be
Consumed by this fire that's burning me up inside
O Luminous One

You are radiant to me and I cannot help but see
The Son shining where you reside
You are radiant to me and I cannot help but be
Consumed by this fire that's burning me up inside
O Luminous One

Emanating, radiating Love
(Luminous One)
I will never stop praising your illuminating love
(Luminous One)