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Be Water My Friend / Just (Split Single)

by Fold

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    Side A: Fold - Be Water My Friend
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[Spoken & authored by Bruce Lee] Empty your mind Be formless, shapeless Like water When you put water into a cup it becomes the cup when you put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle when you put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot Now water can flow or it can crash Be water my friend Running water never goes stale so you gotta just keep on flowing Be water my friend Its very slow and you push it out but all the time you are keeping the continuity going bending, stretching everything I suppose you know you just keep it moving see the idea is running water never grows stale so you gotta just keep on flowing Be water my friend To express oneself honestly not lying to oneself and to express myself honestly now that my friend is very hard to do and you have to train you have to keep your reflexes so that when you want it its there When you want to move you are moving and when you move you're determined to move not taking one inch - not anything less than that If I want to punch I'm gonna do it man Be water my friend Here I am you know as a human being How can I express myself totally and completely? Its a process of continuing growth Empty your mind Be formless Shapeless Be water my friend You what I want to think of myself? As a human being. Because - I mean, I don't want to sound like 'as Confucius say...' but under the sky, under the heavens man, there is but one family. It just so happens man that people are different.


"Blur's drummer Dave Rowntree is a huge fan of this rhythmically adventurous, Bruce Lee-sampling slice of downbeat jazz-funk from the Leeds four-piece"
— The Times

"A grand, funky number"
— NME Magazine

Initially written as a demo constructed only from samples our new single takes Trip Hop to a different level by re-orchestrating and recording the whole track in a studio using live instruments. With a nod to 70s funk the inspirational & humanitarian musings of the one and only Bruce Lee are backed by breakbeats, bass, guitar, shakers, 3 piece horn section and a haunting vibraphone melody. In order to preserve a natural groove no click track was used during the recording.

Having been made record of the week by Blur’s Dave Rowntree on XFM and already a favourite of both Gideon Coe & Don Letts on BBC 6 Music Be Water My Friend is rapidly making waves. The single will be issued June 23 on new Leeds imprint All My Friends as a split 7” with anthemic indie label mates Invisible Hands and their debut single Just.

Launched at the White Cloth Gallery in Leeds on June 20, 2014.


released June 23, 2014


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Fold is a conscious music band from Leeds rooted in funk, jazz, psyche and hip hop.

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