restless modern - Forced Vacation

RELEASE DATE: Friday, December 14th, 2018

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Song Bio

Label: AWAL

Forced Vacation is a story about manipulation. Produced, written, performed, mixed, and mastered by Restless Modern.

RM Key Points

  • 22 years old

  • NYC based, Harvard graduate

  • Produces, writes, performs, mixes, and masters RM records

  • Completely independent (no label, no management)

  • 15M+ streams

  • 2,000+ singles/albums sold on iTunes

  • 445k+ streams on Apple Music

  • Radio play in North America and Europe

  • Top 10 electronic on iTunes USA, multiple international chartings

  • Sampling of previous press coverage

Restless Modern Bio

While Restless Modern made his debut with production work on “Navigator,” a pop single that has been streamed over 10 million times, the young artist didn’t put out his first self-produced, self-written, and self-performed work until late that year. “I’m Okay” was the first single off of his To Come Undone EP, a dark and introspective body of work that has accumulated over 2M streams since its independent release in early 2018. “It’s always been my goal to handle every part of the music myself. When I’m making the productions, writing the lyrics, singing the songs, and mixing/mastering the records, I can get as close to my vision as possible.”  RM has been featured in press outlets like Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, NEST HQ, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle, Acid Stag, MTV, and more. He has also been featured on top-level curated YouTube platforms like Taz Network, WaveMusic, Aminium, SuicideSheeep, and many others.

Restless Modern, aka Jack Kieffer, cites artists like EDEN, The 1975, Frank Ocean, and Blackbear as key influences, though he is cautious to describe himself in terms of others. “Every single day is about improvement and differentiation. I listen to and study the art that I love, but my job is to create something that no other artist can create. Something that is unique to my perspective and my abilities - so that’s what I’m shooting for.” RM graduated from Harvard University in 2018 and is currently working on his artist project full-time in NYC.


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LYRICS

[intro]

locked out

waiting for a ride

i’ll never come home

tell my momma i’m sorry

i tried

lookin for a way in

damn i never thought i’d take a 

forced vacation

[chorus]

locked out

waiting for a ride

i’ll never come home

tell my momma i’m sorry

i tried

lookin for a way in

damn i never thought i’d take a 

forced vacation

[verse]
know you’d try to

get back to me

if you believed

i’d really leave

you

i didn’t mean to be frightening

you know i love you

let me show you

you’re really starting to piss me off

it’s 3 o clock in the morning, and I’m cold

so let’s 

grow old

and not fall apart

swear i forgive you


[chorus]

locked out

waiting for a ride

i’ll never come home

tell my momma i’m sorry

i tried

lookin for a way in

damn i never thought i’d take a 

forced vacation

[post]

(set my house on fire in the morning)

(set my house on fire)

[bridge]

hennessy

and gasoline

i hate finding the part of me

that only wants another drink

i’ve got something inside of me

that’s too strong, i’ll let it out

don’t let go, we’ll ride it out

it’s time for me to believe you

so come back to me and I’ll let you go

[chorus]

locked out

waiting for a ride

i’ll never come home

tell my momma i’m sorry

i tried

lookin for a way in

damn i never thought i’d take a 

forced vacation

You caused

everything i’m doing

could have let me in

instead of pushing me to ruin

called the cops

called the cops eh

set my house on fire

in the morning


[post]

(set my house on fire in the morning)

(set my house on fire)