The Laughing Man

by UNA

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Linked by fate and brought together by laser focus on storytelling through music, UNA is a ménage à trois of head, heart, and soul. With a barebones roster of Jennifer Nice on vocals, Richard Larsen on keys and production and Eddie Barajas on turntables, UNA imparts a larger-than-life sound on listeners, telling intricate tales in a direct, sensual and cinematic style.

Inspired by the present, the past and things as simple as a feeling, UNA is a spirited bossanova track inspired by an insufferable crime of passion; an opulent lullaby based on a grand Biblical tale; an anguished, orchestral trip-hop ballad about an unstable affair.

Could the magic of UNA be categorized into a genre? Maybe. Downtempo and electronica surely loom large in the trio’s repertoire, but so do blues, jazz, Latin influences, soul and funk; a retro-future sensibility with a sound firmly planted in the present.

Dedicated to borrowing from all genres to tell their stories, a throughline persists; earnestly sultry vocals, penchant keys, expansive basslines, blithesome instrumentation and cavernous effects forming a pleasing marriage between light and dark that drips with charisma.

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released March 5, 2013

(c) 2013 Nice and Larsen
Produced by The Mighty One
Recorded at The Mighty One Studios
Los Angeles, California

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UNA Los Angeles, California

Genre: Downtempo Pop/Trip-Hop

A new EP from the LA based post ménage à quatre, UNA, Hiss for the Fly, dropped March 22, 2016.

A foundation of electronica and hip-hop "profound, haunting downtempo grooves, and soulful vibe"

UNA is Jennifer Nice, vocals, Richard Larsen keyboards, Scott Eric Olivier, guitar, synth, drums, & turntables by Eddie Barajas
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Track Name: The Astronomer
The Astronomer


He spins
and turns the globe
with sleepy eyes
he reads alone
looks through his lens
observes the stars
wonders what
what you are

No one believes
what he believes
studies apart
sees what he sees
looks through his lens
watches the stars
wonders when
when he'll go that far

what what will he find
must he look so hard
pane to lean upon
through his glass one sees so far

Come over please
my side this once
take one small look
see what I see
you might like this
view of mine
beautifully sad
tortured but sweet

What what will he find
must he look so hard
pane to lean upon
through his glass one sees so far

©2012 Jennifer Nice and Richard Larsen
Track Name: We Are the Lonely
We Are the Lonely


When I fall
And nobody is there to lift me
I wonder if I still believe
we are all meant to be
loved

loved

I wonder if I still believe
We are all meant to be
Loved

give me love
give me pain
give me your sun
give me rain
give me your look
give me your sigh
give me your garbage
and your goodbye

give me indifference
give me your pride
give me looooooove

We are the lonely
We swing on swings that no one pushes
We hide in crowds behind the bushes
The fearful ones that dance in shadows

Glinpses of you
Through drapes made out of hearts so hungry
My eyes are bright with hope and wonder
you can never see them or
see me

When I fall
And nobody is there to lift me
I wonder if I still believe
we are all meant to be
loved


©2010 Jennifer Nice and Richard Larsen
Track Name: The Myth
The Myth

A tapestry of her tragedy
A picture of a thousand words

She showed the queen
That he'd been mean
Lies of her death
Were absurd

She wove the truth
Of her stolen youth
The queen saw all
That had ocurred

He seized the girl
Cut out her tongue
Philomena's wings clipped
Like a bird

He'll always blame her
For his fury
For his fear
He'll always blame her
Hurt the one
You hold so dear

He shut her up
And locked the door
Pretend her screams
Could not be heard

Releaseing gloom
Her listening loom
A way to speak
She much preferred

She had to tell
Without a tongue
She'd show the wrongs
Without a word

Once a girl
And now reborn
Finally
Her story heard

He'll always blame her
For his fury
For his fear
He'll always blame her
Hurt the one
You hold so dear

So near
My dear

©2012 Jennifer Nice and Richard Larsen
Track Name: Out of the Dark
Out of the Dark

Cement is not a place for growing flowers
No shelter means no water means no power

The boy who killed the farmer needs forgiveness
He cries because he thinks that God now loves him less

He thought he’d never find a friend
He thought he’d never laugh again
But life can find its way out of the dark
Life can find its way out of the dark



His life was nothing he could try and mend
It seemed as though he’d reached his very end

He found the sound of angels in the night
They played upon the blocks with all their might

He thought he’d never find a friend
He thought he’d never laugh again
But life can find its way out of the dark
Life can find its way out of the dark



They taught him sounds far lovlier and still
Than weeping wives and angry men that kill

Civil’s not so civil anymore
Not when trying to dance above a war

He thought he’d never find a friend
He thought he’d never laugh again
But life can find it’s way out of the dark
life can find its way out of the dark
life can find its way out of the dark
Life can find its way out of the dark
life can find its way out of the dark


©2012 Nice and Larsen
Track Name: The Laughing Man
The Laughing Man

When he was boy
He sat in the back
And hid behind
His smiles

His hands were clasped
His back was straight
His feelings kept
In files

And all the while
He wore his mask
And never made a peep

Before he let
The tears befall
He'd fall fast asleep

The Laughing Man
He'd trick us all
Nobody see him weep

He lived by the lake
Alone with his dog
In his dirty yellow house

He wrote in his book
In his tall thinking tree
He'd write and write for hours

And all the while
He wore his mask
And never made a peep

Before he let
The tears befall
He'd fall fast asleep

The Laughing Man
He'd trick us all
Nobody sees him weep

He ran through the fields
Through the thorns and the mud
And kept his world from worry

He'd clean all his cuts
By the rock on the shore
He never told his story

And all the while
He wore his mask
And never made a peep

Before he let
The tears befall
He'd fall fast asleep

The Laughing Man
He'd trick us all
Nobody sees him weep

©2012 Jennifer Nice and Richard Larsen