Are You Ready For The Sun


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In almost 20 years of my artistic activity, I have become a specialist in creating melancholic, sad, and dark compositions. I have also honed my skills in writing longer pieces (this year I will be setting my new personal best as there will be an almost 28-minute suite on the new Lunatic Soul album). "Subcutaneous songs" are a chance for me to try my hand at "short, light, soothing and exhilarating" songs, but not necessarily ballads, as proven by the newest one, "Are You Ready For The Sun".

It is not a new music style of MD. It's simply one of the few music universes I have been simultaneously exploring. Riverside still exists, Lunatic Soul still exists, I still intend to record albums such as "Lockdown Spaces", but songs... concise and particular songs, these have always been the most difficult to create. Especially the "positive" have been a great challenge, the "luminous", like "Found" by Riverside or "Untamed" by Lunatic Soul.

"Are You Ready For The Sun" is the second one by MD from the six songs I had announced to release once in a while on my bandcamp, in digital and in streaming services. You are already familiar with "The Song of a Dying Memory", now it's time for something more dynamic. As for special guests, the lovely Chloë Alper (Pure Reason Revolution) joins me in vocal harmonies, and the always-reliable Maciej Gołyźniak provides the proper groove on drums.

Wishing you a pleasant experience, I hope that "Are You Ready For The Sun" will make its way to your favourite playlists titled "start your day off right" and "I get out of bed in spite of what's going on".

As always, thanks for your love, friendship and support!




Are You Ready For The Sun

Eyes are adjusting to the light
Night has vanished
The time has come
Are you ready for the sun to rise

Keeping space
Between all your dreams
In a brand new reality
Are you ready for the sun to rise

You can no longer live this way
That your weakness rules your mind
Don’t stop trying
No matter what
Are you ready for the sun

Way to go you unlocked your door
Grab your mask
It’s reusable
Are you ready for the sun to rise

I don’t know what is worse
Out there
Hatred, fear or high temperature
Are you ready for the sun to rise

You can no longer live this way
That the others rule your mind
You’ve got your rights
And the crowd behind
Are you ready for the sun

All bad remnants of yesterday
Melting in the orange sky
Life’s what you make it
Face the day
Are you ready for the sun


released August 21, 2020

Music and lyrics by Mariusz Duda

Mariusz Duda – vocals, acoustic and bass guitars, keyboards
Chloë Alper - backing vocals
Maciek Gołyźniak – drums, percussion


Recorded, mixed and mastered by Magda and Robert Srzedniccy at Serakos Studio, Warsaw, Poland, VI 2020
Drums and percussion recorded and engineered by Maciek Gołyźniak at MG’s studio, VI 2020

Artwork by Hajo Müller


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Mariusz Duda Warsaw, Poland

Mariusz Duda - a Polish musician, songwriter, vocalist and multiinstrumentalist. The leader of the progressive rock band Riverside, and the founder of the solo project Lunatic Soul.

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