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Episode 3 from the concept album Twisted Tales

Butterflies is a musical track about star-crossed lovers and part of the album Twisted Tales.It is also based on a Chinese tale Butterfly Lovers.

It has been released in tandem with Kylie Chan and Queenie Chan's book. Small Shen.
Small Shen, the prequel to Kylie Chan’s best-selling “White Tiger” Chinese fantasy series. For those who haven't heard trilogy introduces Emma Donahoe, who takes a job as nanny to the daughter of a wealthy businessman. Unaware at first that he is in reality a Chinese god, she is drawn into a world of martial arts and magic where gods and demons walk the streets.

Small Shen will be released through Harper Collins and will be available in all good book stores.


There's a dip as we trip
through the ghostly shadows
scream if I peel my darkly shades
what will we see when all is shallow
Stop this trembling...

Once I peek to see if you follow
twice I would turn to sorrow
thrice I hope that we would swallow
pride the size of gallows

I'll be waiting just out of hiding for you
will you watch out for me
fall though my world
we'll disappear once again
and fly like swallows

Unwind your mind I speak my secrets
we're walking fast and my mind's a blur
18 times I drop the truth
in tiny little trinkets

a kiss would suffice in my mind
the truth in me must try to rhyme
Seek me and my heart will make
words that float like swallows

I'll be waiting just out of hiding for you
could we ignore these stares
watch for me by dawn in the crumbling graves
I'll steal you away

Laugh with me at the ones that won't see
I'll send the waves that guide you to me
they'll walk you through the gates I've torn asunder
just for you

Make a wish just as you fall
as we scratch a memory in time
shed a tear for the blind who maul
but we should be on our way

So look across on the path they take you
just beyond the crying hills
shed a tear and my world will open
only just for you


released November 26, 2012
Butterflies by: Yunyu
Produced by Lee McIver and Sofie Loizou
Vocals Yunyu
Hulusi: Yunyu
Guitars Michael Sheridan
Bass Waldo Fabian
Percussion/ Drums Rob Cornish
Bass/Guitars/BV's/ Hulusi Recorded by Sofie Loizou
Lead vocal, additional BV by Lee McIver
Drums recorded by Tony Wall at Electric Avenue
Programming: Sofie Loizou and Lee McIver
Mixed and mastered by Michael Letho



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Yunyu Sydney, Australia

Yunyu is a film composer, singer-songwriter, sound designer. She makes music that sounds like the musical extract of Kate Bush, Isaac Asimov and Edgar Allan Poe -- if they plonked their DNA in the Hadron Collider and it all got mashed up on a sub-atomic level. ... more

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