Words and Sound (Great Spirit) – The Chants

This is our foray into Conscious Hip Hop combined with our signature chanting featuring Chants frontman and lyricist Kevin Fraser of Yesai & Chief Black Fox. The song is a journey starting with spoken word by Chief Black Fox on top of a beautiful soundscape with vocals and violin by Jenni Asher. It then morphs into a slamming hip hop rap verse with conscious lyrics created by Kevin. Dave Allen on kit gives the song the groove it needs. It moves into a heart opening chant motif with Renette, Dawn, Kevin & Jenni leading the way on vocals & harmonies, Jamie on world percussion and Jenni on violin, The chorus “Words and Sound” provides the context.
It then build into a rocker with Asher Levy ripping a bluesy guitar solo and slide guitar harmonization by Shane Burroughs ending with Kevin’s heartfelt wailing over the words of Chief Black Fox.

Lyrics:
Coming Back
Coming Back home to where it all started
inside, we heal it, with songs with prayers,
Great Spirit Great Spirit
Great Spirit Great Spirit
Great Spirit Great Spirit
Great Spirit Great Spirit

Time flies when you’re loving what ya do and we transcend so the angel coming through and they
tell me that its worth the daily fight
every day lets in a little more light
so now inner work sets the blessings free and we give thanks for the lessons we receive stay up
we need you in the game, without you it wouldn’t be the same.
It’s all or none nobody left behind in this the first is the same as the last in line.
if you don’t thrive than never will we ever, if you gone die than we gon die together.
Shine bright so we all can see and when we look into the future we can all believe it
love is the path and is the way show- er
hey hey yeah hey yeah

Hey Yah Hey Yo hey yah hey yah hey yah hey yah hey ya ho
Hey Yah Hey Yo hey yah hey yah hey yah hey yah hey ya ho

It’s all or none nobody left behind in this game the first is the same as the last in line
if you don’t thrive than never will we ever if you gon die than we gon die together.
Shine bright so we all can see and when i look into the past i find what i believed in.
We run on a path leads down the way
so i hey hey a ho away.
Time flies when ya living in a dream and we transcend when the music coming through and she told me that it’s worth the daily fight, they just need a little more light. So now inner work sets the blessings free and we give thanks for the lessons we receive, stay up we need you in the game without you it ain’t the same.

Lightning
Thunder
The mind
The heart
This journey
through the cosmos
we all wonder about that big mystery
We call it tunkashila
We call it wakan tanka
Great Spirit
We use our sage, smudge
Bless yourself
Bless the Earth

Words give meaning
Words lift up or bring you down
Words are praises
Words and Sound

Lightning
Thunder
The mind
The heart
This journey
through the cosmos
we all wonder about that big mystery
Great Spirit
Great Spirit
Great Spirit ah hey ah hey aho
Great Spirit
Great Spirit
Great Spirit ah hey ah hey aho
Great Spirit
Great Spirit
Great Spirit ah hey ah hey aho
Great Spirit
Great Spirit
Great Spirit ah hey ah hey aho
Hey ah hey ah hey ah hey aho

releases August 12, 2022
Composed & Produced by Jamie Papish & Kevin Fraser
The Chants:
Kevin Fraser – Lead Vocals
Jamie Papish – Percussion, Electric and Acoustic Rhythm
Guitar
Renette Jobst, Dawn Yurkovic & Daphna Gutman – Vocals
Guest Artists:
Chief Blackfox – Spoken Word
Jenni Asher – Vocals, Violin, Cello
Dave Allen – Drum Kit
Henrik Jakobsson – Bass and Percussion programming
Asher Levy – Electric Guitar (guitar solo)
Shane Burroughs – Electric & Slide Guitar
Andy Kravitz – add’l production and percussion

Sound & Mix Engineer
Kevin Fraser

Add’l Mixing
Henrik Jakobsson

Final Mix and Mastering
Andy Kravtiz at studio4West

Artwork – Thais Silva

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