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Ask For Directions

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„Ask For Directions“ stellt die Reise dar, zu welcher mit „Leggi Leggi!“ (Debüt, senegal. Wolof für ‚Bis bald!‘, Dezember 2016 auf Lalonova Records) aufgebrochen wurde, musikalisch wie menschlich. Seit dem ersten Album hat sich die Band weiterentwickelt, aber nicht ihre Wurzeln aufgegeben. Der vertraute Sound des ‚Powerfunk‘ wird mit neuen musikalischen Ideen, ausgefeilteren Arrangements und
reiferen Texten kombiniert. „Numb Thumbs“ bezieht sich auf den Handywahn, „Allodem“ prangert eine von Werbung erschaffene Wegwerfgesellschaft an und im Titeltrack „Ask For Directions“ geht es um Leistungsdruck und das Gefühl der Orientierungslosigkeit.
Trotzdem hat die Musik nicht an Freude, Power oder Tanzbarkeit
eingebüßt, ganz im Gegenteil werden die tanzbaren Passagen
geschickt und dynamisch mit der Aussage der Texte verbunden.
Am 18.05.2018 wird das zweite Album auf Lalonova Records digital und auf CD und Vinyl veröffentlicht.

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released May 18, 2018

produced by kai mader
recorded by jo thalmayer and kai mader
mixed by aron hentschel and nils brzoska
mastered by calyx mastering

artwork by johannes walenta
musicvideo by karim oeltze von lobenthal

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Footprint Project Potsdam, Germany

The Footprint Project is a nine-piece High Power Brass'n'Beats Dance Orchestra from Berlin. With a unique line up the wild bunch round frontwoman Rokhaya takes you on a journey through its interpretations of various styles of music such as jazz, breakbeats, afrobeat or ska and thus creates its marvelous "power funk". ... more

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Track Name: Nana
NANA

Oh hard to believe, ain’t no relief
Feeling blue, without you
Oh I’ll have to accept, no place for regret
Will I be strong enough, without your care and love

It came much too fast, now you’re in the past
How does it feel, is this real
Your story is told, but mine ain’t on hold
I’ll take you with me, wherever I’ll be

I can't distinguish my grief
Oh sometimes I will cry, I fall down
And sometimes I wish I can leave
I fall down, fall down, fall down
Oh sometimes I will cry, I fall down
Oh and see the sunrise, sunrise
Track Name: Clap If You Wanna
oh I used to know a little place
on the outskirts of berlin
There was a man
who played his bass
Craziest little place
I ever been
He was so deep into his playing
never heard what people
were saying
But when the crowd started to clap
he couldn’t help but...
Clap if you wanna hear him slap
The sound of his bass
made me flinch my face
It was grunty, it was dirty,
it was mean
and the way he slapped
on his strings
made me do all kinds of things
The dancefloor was a kingdom
I was the queen
The sky went from black to blue
as we danced the whole
night through
All the while I felt like in a dream
and when the night came to an end
and all the money had been spent
I still couldn’t believe
what I had seen
Clap if you wanna hear him slap
Track Name: Ask For Directions
They will tell you to find your path
and keep walking oh when you have
They won’t provide you with what you need
So you will have to oh trust your feet
You’re told there’s not a lot of time
if you don’t want to fall behind
But when you walk without a clue
there’s always one thing you can do
Ask for directions
oh when you can’t see the sun
You’re not the only one
Ask for directions
oh if you have lost your way
Because to ask is better than to stay
Uh oh oh oh
I know the road seems long
Uh oh oh oh
But know that you must go on, Go on
For every lie they sold you
there is a story told true
but you will have to find it on your own
The reason you’re still breathin’
is that you don’t believe’ em
You know there’s more
than they have shown
The pace that they require
leaves no room for desire
Successfull is a sibling of alone
No one can help you look
through the pages of your book
Uh oh oh oh
Can’t find you, can’t find you
Oh oh oh oh
but you will have to find it on your own
Oh I just want to find my way back home
’cause I don’t like to feel alone
Just walk with me and take my hand
Let’s leave our footprints in the sand
Ask for directions
oh when you can’t see the sun
You’re not the only one
Ask for directions
oh if you have lost your way
Because to ask is better than to stay
Ask for directions
oh you will find your way
Track Name: Allodem
All them shiny shiny things
They want me to want it but I
All the voices they say try it
They want me to want it but I
No no no no no no no
I dont need you
All them shiny shiny things
I don’t need no woho
They want me to want it but I
I don’t need no woho
All the voices they say try it
I’m sorry Sir but I don’t buy it
They want me to want it but I
I don’t need no
Don’t need allodem!
Don’t want nonodem!
Mr. TV can you tell me
What for I need the things
you sell me?
Monkey see and monkey do
whatever you would like us to
All them people they come buying
But after all you see them crying
You want them to want it
but they don’t need you
Don’t need allodem!
Don’t want nonodem!
All them shiny shiny things
They want me to want it but I
All the voices they say try it
They want me to want it but I
Track Name: Numb Thumbs
Your eyes look down
as if your phone
was the sea
I’m right here
you’re right there
but where are we?
I just wanna
talk to you
and have a tea
But instead
your forehead
is all I see
The more connected we are
the less connection we feel
you got your friends everywhere
just don’t know which ones are real
Swipe til’ your thumb is numb
Watch til’ your mind is blind
Charge til’ your power can’t get lower
Run out of battery, you’re free
If this’ the way
the world is now
then I resist
People see
just what could be
and not what is
The false approve
of likes and views is dangerous
Clouded minds not aware
of what they miss
Would it really be so bad
if you didn’t have this responsibility
that you do not need?
Go outside and meet a friend
from beginning to the end
With the net I wouldn’t bother
but you rather...
Swipe til’ your thumb is numb
Watch til’ your mind is blind
Charge til’ your power can’t get lower
Run out of battery, you’re free
Track Name: Presha
maintenant il y a du chemin
et on peut pas se voir demain
même si c’est pas si loin
on peut pas se voir demain
le fil est toujours là
mais tu changes de voix
je change de voix
c’est comme ça
je sais tu es toujours là
c’est pour ça qu’on a pas peur
tu restes là tu restes là
tu restes là dans mon coeur
des fois c’est pas facile
mais je crois en toi
tu crois en moi
c’est comme ça
on rêve de la mer
et de l’eau salée
mais c’est pas la même terre
on peut pas y aller
maintenant il y a du chemin
et on peut pas se voir demain
même si c’est pas si loin
on peut pas se voir demain
le fil est toujours là
mais tu changes de voix
je change de voix
c’est comme ça
je sais tu es toujours là
c’est pour ça qu’on a pas peur
c’est comme ça
oh et voilà
Ho hey
c’est comme ça
oh et voilà
je chante et tu danses avec moi
tu chantes et je danse avec toi
je danse et tu chantes avec moi
c’est comme ça et voilà
C’est comme ça
oh et voilà
C’est comme ça
je chante et tu danses avec moi
tu chantes et je danse avec toi
je danse et tu chantes avec moi
c’est comme ça et voilà

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