When I was approached by El. Train to feature on his newest EP, Somewhere Between, I was MORE than glad to do it. Following on from ‘Make My Body Move‘ featuring himself, (which was more of success than I had anticipated), I was actually excited to do it. I have absolutely loved working with him and the vibe he has brought out in my vocals for both tracks. Sit back, relax, and enjoy ‘Destiny‘.
Oo-oh, You are my destiny.
I’ve been searching the world on my own,
Just to get a little taste of everything.
I’ve learned you reap all the seeds that you sow,
When you make your bed then you must lie in it.
I had no hope of feeling ignited, then I met you.
I am thinking you would have given up trying, but you always come through.
Love me, you said you will make me happy, I’ll be your girl one and only,
Always lovely, when I get a bit snappy – you are my destiny.
Touch me, reassure me of everything, ‘cause you know that you are my king,
Call me baby, you know what I’ve been missing – you are my destiny.
Oooo-oh, are you feeling me?
Oooo-oh, you are my destiny.
(Our love) goes on and on
On and on
On and on and on [x4]
They told me that we would never work,
They told me someone will get hurt,
Commotion of emotions, in reality you put me first.
My heart is out of control, hold me real close – never let me go,
For better, for worse, you are my destiny.
BRIDGE (Done in Jamaican-patois):
Dem see mi x3
Make up mi face, and mi bruk up di place, and mash up di plate, and mi can neva think straight
When you’re not around, only happens when you’re not around (when you’re not around).
Baby, I confess, mi never ever experience, love like this,
Know seh you are di one –
You never let mi down, (never let mi down)
No sah, you neva let mi down – ooo.
See lyrics below!
Don’t forget to like and comment on the song on soundcloud (if you have an account…or make one!)
Some people when they start to perceive different things
They’ll try to control you
Go, break down my soul
Can’t take control
They’ll try to expose me
Express their disappointment at the little things
One day they’ll disown you
Go, speak your creole
When I’m on a roll
It can take a toll on me
I don’t know why all these things come to me
but you’re taking me back baby
I can’t seem to do anything right recently
Don’t you see?
Let me break it down for you
I want to sing every day
Listen to my songs and have it on replay
I want you to give me a break
Show me some love in every kind of way
Cant be something that I’m not unfortunately
Don’t you see? The music’s making love to me
It’s like the music’s making love to me (Woah)
The music’s making love to me.
Give me a little room
Soak up the perfume and let my mind fly away
I think it and then I sing
The rhythm in my mind is going round and round each day
I take a deep breath and pep talk myself
Danielle it will be okay
Go, put on a show
Let the lyrics flow
You’re going to make it someday
I don’t know why all these things come to me
BRIDGE (written in Jamaican-Patois):
Dem a play, dem artists deya play
Danderson pon di remix
Mi ago buss up di place
Ketch yuh face
Shock seh mi Usain Bolt up di race
Yuh mustn’t tell nuh lie
Yuh know ya’ll feelin’ me, feelin’ me, feelin’ me (ah)
But wait, dem seh mi ago stray
But know she God a di man inna mi life
Every day I pray, give thanks unto di lord without delay
Him put di blood inna yuh veins,
Di breath inna yuh airway
“The Music Making Love To Me”
PREMIERE = Sunday Feb 23rd @ 5PM GMT
NEW SONG NEW SONG NEW SONG!
The Music Making Love To Me is such a chilled out song. John-John (a singer I have frequently collaborated with recently) watched some youtube videos and showed me a video of a live performance by Erykah Badu. I had never heard of her before and I am now ashamed to admit that. Her riffs, her free-styling, the carefree behaviour she exhibited on stage was extremely inspiring – ergo The Music Making Love To Me.
Months ago I favourited a track called One For Kennedy by Evil Needle on Soundcloud, not having the intention to write lyrics to this instrumental – I simply genuinely loved the vibe of the track. I frequently listen to ALL my favourited tracks on Soundcloud and after hearing Erykah Badu’s live performance and stumbling across One For Kennedy again? – The melody for The Music Making Love To Me was conceived… but I didn’t have the lyrics or message in mind yet.
How the lyrics were written? Simply based on how I was feeling that night.
Suffocated.Stagnant.Self-Conflicted.Passionate… and a little outraged – let me explain. There are many times whilst writing a song that I’m not fully genuine with my lyrics – I’m not expressing the raw emotion that I’m feeling. My lyrics are usually conditioned, processed, then reprocessed because I am so fearful of what people will say when they hear it – with The Music Making Love To Me I put my foot down. You won’t believe the amount of times I tried to change the title of the song and the lyrics within the chorus, FEARFUL of what certain people would think, or how they may judge me.
To answer your question, no, I do not make love to music, however the concept of how two people make love – TWO BECOMING ONE – that’s exactly how it is with music and “Danderson” now. We are together and cannot be spiritually, mentally or emotionally be separated, regardless of anyone’s attempt to do so.
STAY TUNED FOR THE PREMIERE OF THE MUSIC MAKING LOVE TO ME (Sunday Feb 23rd @ 5PM GMT)