Mad Rapture

3 albums

Mad Rapture is an electroacoustic girl/guy duo proudly based in Pittsburgh, PA. Using live instrumentation and vocals fused with compelling electronic soundscapes, Mad Rapture's songs are genre-evasive but decidedly addictive. Their eclectic, captivating style, which incorporates conventions of electronic music with elements of stripped-down gritty blues and confessional lyrics, has been described as electroacoustic, electro with soul, and even bluegrass dubstep.

The duo released their first EP, Heavy Sugar in 2012, with proceeds going to local charity. Their second collaboration, The Remedy, was released in July 2012 and is available for free download. Shortly after the release of their second EP, Mad Rapture was featured as one of ReverbNation's Breaking Artists of the Month.

Mad Rapture's music has been featured on numerous regional, national, and international radio stations, and their song "Remedy" was featured on ESPN Unite in December 2012.

The duo's dynamic live shows have taken them from Pittsburgh to Austin, TX, where they played the 2013 Heart of Texas Rockfest, Spicy Evolution Musicfest, and RedGorilla Music Fest, and were selected to play Tinderbox Music Festival at Webster Hall in New York in November 2013 alongside critically acclaimed indie acts including Deerhoof. The duo also performed at the country’s largest free music festival, MusikFest, in Bethlehem, PA last summer, sharing billing with popular regional artists as well as chart-toppers including Carly Rae Jepsen and Ke$ha.

Music

13 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
03:19

Lyrics:

I saw your lean-legged body?I saw your cigarette?Just like a classic Western?The moment our eyes met??You may be no good for me?But you light me up?Like a tinderbox??I play it strong and silent?Acting too cool to care?Maybe it's that hint of violence?Leaving us frozen here ?You may be no good for me?But you light me up?Like a tinderbox??I know you're good for nothing,?I know you're stone cold rotten,?I know I want you badly too
1
Tinderbox (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:19
2
Sunshine (Samples) Rubicon
03:10

Lyrics:

Source:madrapture TrackTitle:Sunshine (Samples)
1
Sunshine (Samples)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:16
3
The World Is Ours Rubicon
05:18

Lyrics:

Birds in flight?Ships in the night?Clouds so close?You could touch them,?If you tried??No one has been here before?The world is ours?No one has been here before?The world is ours??Soft nightfrost,?Crystallize our breath?Sweet numbness?At the fingertips ??No one has been here before?The world is ours?No one has been here before?The world is ours
1
The World Is Ours (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:12
4
The Remedy (Samples) The Remedy
03:48

Lyrics:

Love me like you're leaving?Come the break of day?Touch me like you're aching-?I'll keep the pain at bay?Love me like you need healing?I'll show you how to pray?Oh love, love,  ?Love is the remedy??Too many times ?You've left me high and dry?Too often to count I've been the thorn in your side??Blinded by the wanting?Half crazy by the need?We stumble in the darkness?Can't look too eager to please??Too many times ?You've left me high and dry?Too often to count I've been the thorn in your side??Both too proud to beg for it?But now I'm falling to my knees??Love me like you're leaving?Come the break of day?Touch me like you're aching-?I'll keep the pain at bay?Love me like you need healing?I'll show you how to pray?Oh love, love,  ?Love is the remedy??I would never question?Your integrity?If you found it necessary?To come running back to me??The answer on your lips?Is my sweetest sin?Don't know whether to drink  you in?Like poison or medicine ??I would never question?Your integrity?If you found it necessary?To come running back to me??The answer on your lips?Is my sweetest sin?So here we go again--?Into the spin??Come on, come on, ?Love me like you're leaving
1
The Remedy (Samples)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:20
5
02:54

Lyrics:

You turn me ?You twist me?You mold me ?You make me??You turn me ?You twist me?You fold me ?You break me??Still I would do it all Do it all for you Still I would do it all Do it all for you
1
Do It All (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:01
6
Paris (Ooh La La) (Grace Potter And The Nocturnals)(Master Rep Only) Heavy Sugar
03:41

Lyrics:

You've got me down on the floor?So what'd you bring me down here for??You've got me down on the floor?So what'd you bring me down here for???If I was a man, I'd make my move?If I was a blade, I'd shave you smooth?If I was a judge I'd break the law?And if I was from Paris, if I was from Paris…??I would say, ?Ooh La La??You've got me up on your swing?So when you gonna say that thing??You've got me up on your swing?So when you gonna say that thing???If I was a man, I'd make my move?If I was a blade, I'd shave you smooth?If I was a judge I'd break the law?And if I was from Paris, if I was from Paris…??I would say,?Ooh La La
1
Paris (Ooh La La) (Grace Potter And The Nocturnals)(Master Rep Only)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:03
7
Two Steps Rubicon
04:40

Lyrics:

You make me feel ?Feel lightheaded?And I love the unsteady?But you never wait til I'm ready?Always taking me?Taking me by surprise??Yeah, there's a beauty in imperfection?But I think we're living on wishful thinking?I'll have two, two of what you're drinking?If it keeps reality at bay??One step forward?Two steps back?First you want me so badly?Then you don't want me back?One step forward ?Two steps back?I love you so madly?But you're driving me mad??How long can lies ?Keep on rolling??Jump in your eyes,?I'll keep on swimming?I'm fine if I don't know ?What you're thinking?Smoke and mirrors keep me?Keep me satisfied??Yeah there's a beauty in imperfection?But I think we're living on wishful thinking?Can't put us back with all those pieces missing?Do you think they'll notice if?We're never quite the same???One step forward,?Two steps back?First you want me so badly?Then you don't want me back?One step forward, ?Two steps back?I love you so madly?But you're driving me mad
1
Two Steps (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:40
8
Criminal (Fiona Apple Cover - Master Rep) The Remedy
04:10

Lyrics:

've been a bad, bad girl ?I've been careless with a delicate man ?And its a sad, sad world ?When a girl will break a boy ?Just because she can??Don't you tell me to deny it ?I've done wrong ?And I want to suffer for my sins ?I've come to you 'cause I need ?Guidance to be true ?And I just don't know where I can begin? ?What I need is a good defense ?'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal ?And I need to redeemed ?To the one I've sinned against ?Because he's all I ever knew of love??Heaven help me for the way I am ?Save me from these evil deeds ?Before I get them done ?I know tomorrow brings ?The consequence at hand ?But I keep livin' this day Like the next will never come? ?Oh, help me ?But don't tell me to deny it ?I've got to cleanse myself of all these lies ?'Till I'm good enough for him ?I got a lot to lose, and I'm bettin' high ?So I'm beggin' you: ?Before it ends, just tell me where to begin???What I need is a good defense ?'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal ?And I need to redeemed ?To the one I've sinned against ?Because he's all I ever knew of love??Let me know the way ?Before there's hell to pay ?Give me room to lay the law and let me go ?I've got to make a play ?To make my lover stay ?So what would an angel say? ?The devil wants to know??What I need is a good defense ?'Cause I'm feeling like a criminal ?And I need to redeemed ?To the one I've sinned against ?Because he's all I ever knew of love
1
Criminal (Fiona Apple Cover - Master Rep)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:15
9
04:30

Lyrics:

I believe he said what he meant?When he tells you he needs you?And calls you "the best"??One too many times I've watched you?Loan him a fifty?When he's broke as a joke?Talking about how he's gifted??Don't tell me it don't weigh on your mind?He's playing poker online?While you work 9-5??And everything he can do?You can do backwards?Everything he can do you?You can do backwards?Everything he can do ?You can do backwards?Backwards and in heels??I'm sure he's an admirable gent?If you happen to catch him?In the right moment ??Too many times I've seen you ?Spot him a fiver?When he's thirsting for beer?And he don't have a dime, dear??Don't tell me it's never crossed your mind?You're trying to break that glass ceiling?He's trying to catch a free ride??And everything he can do?You can do backwards?Everything he can do you?You can do backwards?Everything he can do ?You can do backwards?Backwards and in heels
1
Heels (Instrumental)
Instrumental
01:38
10
03:58

Lyrics:

Something about you's just so addictive?I'm hungry for what only you give?I'm not gonna bring you home to mother-?We're not friends, only lovers.??The way you kiss,?Well it makes me nervous?I'm losing my mind and you do it on purpose??Dearest friends, thanks for the advice?I would stop but it feels too nice??Like an addict?It's not right?Like a hangover?Every night??You're turning me sour boy, ?You're doing me harm??In your company I am just five senses?No reason left to hold up these broken fences?I'm not gonna bring you home to father?We're not friends, only lovers??The touch of your hand peels away my focus?I'm clay and branches trying hard to be a fortress??Dearest friends, thanks for your advice?I would stop but it feels so nice??Like an addict?It's not right?Like a hangover?Every night??You're turning me sour, boy?You're doing me harm
1
Sour (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:00
11
Playing House Heavy Sugar
03:19

Lyrics:

Source:madrapture TrackTitle:Playing House
1
Playing House (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:00
12
The Ways We Love Rubicon
04:00

Lyrics:

Oh, God loved the birds?And he made them trees?Man loved the birds?And he built them cages??Ain't nothing to a cage?But the best intent?Tell that to the one ?Sitting inside it??The thrill of the hunt ?Surpassed the thrill of the catch ?What we ensnare?We always want to throw back??Sweeter than honey?But stings like a bee?This doctor medicates?Unpredictably??The ways we love get stranger?The ways we love get stranger?The ways we love get stranger all the time??A very wise soul once said to me,?"The creatures you tame ?You can never set free."??We're children playing at playground games?Without knowing the rules?Or how to take blame??Cut deeper with a word?Than a sharpened knife?Indifference makes the loneliest nights??Can't explain why we wound like we do?The closer the heart, the bluer the bruise??The ways we love get stranger?The ways we love get stranger?The ways we love get stranger all the time
1
The Ways We Love (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:56
13
03:44

Lyrics:

I want to be ruthless?I want to be unkind?I don't want to be prudent?I don't want to be wise??I want to be unfeeling ?I want not to mind?I want to turn the tables;?The next scar won't be mine??To be a fearless sailor ?In the great black night?Leaving a trail of hearts in my wake?He won't even recognize me,?War paint on my face?Built to bend but never break??I want to be steely?And learn to take what's mine?I want to twist the knife?And not bat a pretty eye??I want to leave him blinded--?The brightest burning star?No, I am not broken;?I am a warrior.??To be a fearless sailor?In the great black night?Leaving a trail of hearts in my wake?He won't even recognize me, ?War paint on my face?Built to bend but never break
1
Sailor (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:44