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about

A collaboration with Brooklyn's 6% poet.

"A deft concoction of spoken rhythms and drastic experimentation, Fold's 'She' is simply immense"
— Anthem Review

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See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.

She never knew what little boys could do until she had one.
Tons of fun, hours of play, she loved when her little man smiled at her
his certain way.
Well today's his day...
let's celebrate.

Let's celebrate little man's birthday. And even though Daddy ain't around
because he was gunned down by NY pig pound on the same date
let's celebrate little man's birthday.
And may he live longer... stronger... faster.

Old enough to maybe retaliate with his toast
and boast to the neighborhood folk of how he terrorizes blue coats
because see, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.

See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.

She never knew what little boys could do until she had one.
Teenage years amongst his peers
brought black boy pressure none the lesser.
Sessions of aggression rehearsed on Nostrand Ave
BK abrasive, sly and persuasive when he swaggered or staggered
in the morning twilight

See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.
See, she wondered what would become of her son, full of discomfort

His situation turned mother against child
illicit occupation equivalent to incarceration
lifestyle led black boy wild
now he's seven years later into manhood

See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.

He's the black ethereal grand imperial being from the unseen light
he walks with a bop, swaggers to the right, up the ave.

See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.
She never knew what little boys could do until she had one.

26 without a witness he was wandering the city streets.
She never knew what little boys could do
and how they often wanted to compete.
He settled his story of American glory by doing fast things in the wild life
See, she wondered in mid-summer what would happen to him in the night.

And see, she wondered in mid-summer what to do
how to celebrate
how to live
how to be free.

See, she wondered in mid-summer how to celebrate his birthday.

credits

from Fold, released November 2, 2015
Written, arranged, performed, produced & mixed by Fold and 6% poet. Fold are Seth Mowshowitz (keys), Ben Walsh (bass), Kane Rattray (drums) and Josh Gardziel (guitar).

Brass arrangements by Emma Johnson. Brass performed by Emma Johnson (tenor & baritone saxophone), Edward Ody (trumpet & flugelhorn) & Tom Smith (trombone).

Recorded, engineered & co-produced by Ed Heaton at Eiger Studios, Leeds.

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

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