TIDES

by Native Dancer

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1.
Can I be the shimmer in the sky? Following the stars  Effortlessly flying through the night Straight over me  Been walking in the dark on my own Never ever resting Devil on the side of my shoulder  Answer my question  Cause I’ve been trying to figure out if it’s magic And every coin that I’ve been tossed accounted for  And every coin that I’ve been tossed accounted for  
Blossoming life  Cut my doubt with your growth  Leave me to breathe  I’ll be alright here  Blossoming life  I belong here don’t you know  Leave me to breathe I’ll be alright here  Heal another wound through my feet  As they firm into the ground  Grown right through the centre of my mind  I come steady  I see it through my fickle fragility  If I stop to catch my balance  And when my voices echoes out  They quiet me  Cause I’ve been trying to figure out if it’s magic And every coin that I’ve been tossed accounted for  And every coin that I’ve been tossed accounted for  Blossoming life  Cut my doubt with your growth  Leave me to breathe  I’ll be alright here  Blossoming life  I belong here don’t you know  Leave me to breathe I’ll be alright here 
2.
03:44
If the world lost her name  Would she exist at all and Is there enough space  Between the words 
Or is it a wondrous dream? Or something i’ve said What if i keep my words To myself? 
A tongue that’s made of stone The founder of a quiet home A gospel It sings and cries out in my head And the tale that she is telling echoes deep down in my silence It lies beyond the edge of my eyes 
Home is more than I can see More than any words could mean 
Holding on, Holding on This is a place I know I’m holding on This place- I know that there’s more to know.. 
 What if she’s still with me I know that she passes down love Held and instilled in me If I listen And all that you ever know Will come to a close We need better words for us To see us through.. 
A tongue that’s made of stone The founder of a quiet home A gospel It sings and cries out in my head And the tale that she is telling echoes deep down in my silence It lies beyond the edge of my eyes Feels like home Home is more Than I can see More than any Words could mean Holding on I’m olding on This is a place I know I’m holding onThis place I know that there’s more to know Oh
3.
Venus Flow
4.
03:46
Can you hear me out All that I have ever known Is caught in every word  All matters are emotional  
Can't you see the truth Never underestimate the power of a woman’s love  Oh leave it with me now  It'll keep me warm 
I'm following the edge of every line Wondering what war will calmly leave without a fight  And I'm tired of losing Someone like you, will never be alone.  I'm following the edge of every line Wondering what war will calmly leave without a fight  And I'm tired of losing I'm tracing your outline, cause you're all I know.. I'm tracing your outline, cause you're all I know.. Someone like you Someone like you Someone like you Ooooh 
I'm following the edge of every line Wondering what war will calmly leave without a fight  And I'm tired of losing Someone like you, will never be alone. I'm following the edge of every line Wondering what war will calmly leave without a fight  And I'm tired of losing And I'm tired of losing And I'm tired of losing Someone like you
5.
Pixies
6.
They Say (Mother)
7.
Waiting
8.
Time never seems to correlate to us flies off and on wings of a butterfly Soul friend, such a better way to understand what comes next I see it in your eyes Time never seems to correlate to us flies off and on wings of a butterfly Soul friend, such a better way to understand what comes next I see it in your eyes Hold your breathe love Hours after dark Bring me to you, bring me to you Feel your efforts walk into the dawn stranded in light Nowhere to hide 
No one knows you or what you think you need  Senseless to compare, your love is always incomplete Every moment here, told me to have no fear every moment here seems to linger 
Time never seems to correlate to us flies off and on wings of a butterfly Soul friend, such a better way to understand what comes next I see it in your eyes 
If I could lean on the silence in my head nothing else compares no, nothing else compares I think its time now, I’m going up for air fall reckless into motion feels like love in all that’s here 
Time never seems to correlate to us flies off and on wings of a butterfly Soul friend, such a better way to understand what comes next I see it in your eyes Time never seems to correlate to us flies off and on wings of a butterfly Soul friend, such a better  Such a better way  To understand what comes next (wings of a butterfly) What comes next Time Time Time What comes next? (Soul friend)
9.
Letter To Hume
10.
Benjamin

about

TIDES

‘Tides’ is London born Native Dancer’s eagerly awaited full LP debut.

Over a long period of gestation and creation, this record has taken shape as an exploration of the natural flow that underpins the human experience.
It speaks to energies beyond the earth that push and pull us in cyclical motions creating our earth-bound experience.

There has always been a need for music to connect us again to a perspective beyond our mortal bodies and beyond the confines of time and this soulful offering takes the listener on a journey beyond the stars.

Tides was created over a 3 year period of personal transitions within the band, loss and personal evolution. Ultimately it speaks to a constant process of transformation and growth through experience, and a hopefulness that whatever pain and confusion we have to go through, it is leading us to higher levels of consciousness both personally and collectively.
In ancient Egypt, the Khemitians never spoke of death ---but, rather of “westing”.   They knew that we are ultimately immortal, and are in a constant state of change…or transformation.


“Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.”
Maya Angelou


The core sound of the band has retained elements of jazz, R+B and hip-hop as well as reference to the psychedelic experience illustrated in the first 2 EP’s but with the edition of Miles James production and recording techniques, and Ben Baptie’s mixes, the sound has evolved to a much grander and more impressive sound world.
Using Miles’ analogue recording techniques and Ben’s detailed mixing, the songs and the performances have been brought to life reflecting the 3 main sides of the bands identity; jazz, modern production and song-writing. As Frida once said, “Native Dancer is the moody love-child of Weather Report and Beyonce”.

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releases October 23, 2020

ALL TRACKS PRODUCED BY MILES JAMES & SAM CROWE
MIXED BY BEN BAPTIE
MASTERED BY KELLY HIBBERT AT ALMACHROME STUDIOS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER HARGREAVES
ARTWORK BY VICTORIA TOPPING
DESIGN BY CHRISTOPHER HARGREAVES & AMY MAGUIRE
NATIVE DANCER ARE: SAM CROWE, FRIDA TOURAY, JONATHAN HARVEY, JOSH ARCOLEO

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Native Dancer London, UK

The moody lovechild of Beyonce and Weather Report.

“A refreshing burst of imagination, uniqueness, and purpose in a
crowded electro-fusion landscape.” AFROPUNK

“The new troubadours of psychedelicsoul.” STAMP THE WAX
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