The Prize (Single)

by Fold

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“Absolutely loving this!” — Lauren Laverne (The Breakfast Show, BBC 6 Music)

The Prize is the second single from Aphelion – our new album due out later this year (we hope) in tribute to the great visionary author Lorraine Hansberry. It is rather special being the last track we worked on with people in a room together and the first song we have ever made with a main vocal singing a top line throughout.

Together again with Lorraine Hansberry we are essentially encouraging everyone to exercise as much empathy and critical thinking as possible. We’d like to instil a little more hope and determination in listeners to get through these tough times together and build a better future beyond. The line ‘keep your eyes on the prize' echoes a phrase used during the Civil Rights Movement that was etched into my own psyche growing up. Affirmations can be powerful at times.

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released May 8, 2020

Written, arranged, mixed & mastered by Seth Mowshowitz
Additional words and speech by Lorraine Hansberry
Performed by Fold along with the following:
Horn Arrangements – Emma Johnson
Saxophones – Emma Johnson
Simon Dennis - Trumpet
Rosie Nicholl - Trombone
Violins – Kieran O’Malley

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

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Track Name: The Prize
Open your eyes
Open your eyes
(Open open open)
Open your heart
Open your heart
(Open open open)

Something is wrong
We've left it too long
(Broken broken broken)
[Intelligence]
But there still is a choice
[Reason, science]
Lift up your voice
[Concrete things change the universe]
(Wake up wake up wake up)
[and I hope so]

Raise your hand
Break it down
[Concrete things change the universe]
Keep your eyes on the prize
[and I hope so]

Open your doors
Outside there is war
(Drowning drowning drowning)
[Intelligence]
Something must give
[Reason, science]
If we're all to live
[Concrete things change the universe]
(No more no more no more)
[and I hope so]

Raise your hand
Break it down
Keep your eyes on the prize
Lift your head
[Intelligence, reason, science]
from the sand
[Concrete things change the universe]
Keep your eyes on the prize
[and I hope so]

[Lorraine Hansberry]
Its in the struggle to overcome a problem – whether it ends in failure or what we might call for the lack of a better word success – that people exhibit their possibilities as beings. You know, Hamlet fails; but does he?

(Live)
[Concrete things change the universe]
(Hoping hoping hoping)
[and I hope so]

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