OSHUN - "PARTS"
This is probably the third time we’ve featured OSHUN here at The Wandering Eyes Blog; and if you are not yet up on them, you might want to catch up because you’re surely missing out on some MAGIC! “Parts” is the first official music video from their new debut studio album, “Bittersweet Vol. 1, which came out earlier this year. This track offers a bit of a departure from all of the songs I’ve heard previously; but with a more Dope & Spiritual Take on discovering that you are in a dysfunctional relationship.
“So amazed by the things that escape from your mouth/And I/There it goes, forget it, I'm thinkin' about/How you doin', oh how you feelin'. Well, mama told me all of my feelings/Protect my heart/'Cause things fall apart and they shatter, but/That shit don't really even matter/When I'm with you…”
Normally known for songs about vibrating higher and righteous vibes, this joint gets all too real and gangsta as it rolls along. Still coming from a vibrate higher perspective, the source of stagnation clearly has run out of time. Lol.
“Now eye to eye, so I and I fly to the sky/And let you do your own thing/Let you deal with your own pain/While I ascend to my plane. It's clear to me, yes I can see/That we don't have that old thing. Mixed signals aren't working/How 'bout you stay in your own lane, I (ayy, ayy)/Stay in your lane (ayy, ayy). Try to let you love me, boy/Ayy, ayy/But sum'n about the way you move ain't workin' for my heart/Starting to feel more comfortable when you and me apart…”
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Oshun - "Sango"
In Yoruba tradition & culture, "Oshun" is "The great mother of love, the great mother of sweetness, the great mother of the river, great mother of healing and fertility, the great mother of abundance." And in that tradition Niambi Sala and Thandiwe have emerged on the music scene with a power and grace not seen since back when Erykah Badu first graced us with her musical powers of Elegance & Intelligence. Back with their most recent visual, Oshun takes us in a slightly different direction with “Sango.”
“In the Yoruba pantheon, Sango is the ideal lover for Oṣun as her fierce protector. Ṣango provides Divine and positive masculine energy to balance well with Oṣun's Divine feminine energy. While coming to terms with the imbalance and challenges of modern relationships today, OSHUN searches for the Divine and positive masculine energy in their new video.”
Vibe With It, Soak It Up, and Enjoy…
WELDON IRVINE - "MORNING SUNRISE"
His genius is mostly only known by the truest of music aficionados; but his work is the foundation of so many classics of multiple genres. Weldon Irvine once worked for The Legendary Nina Simone-playing Organ, serving as Bandleader, Arranger, and Road Manager. He wrote "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" which would turn into HUGE Hits for Nina Simone, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha Franklin. He would go on to record several albums of his own, and write/produce at least 20 stage musicals. And his magic would even transcend into the future generations, as he worked actively on albums by Mos Def, BlackStar & others. The featured song of this blog post, "Morning Sunrise," was sampled for Jay-Z's classic "Dear Summer" and also "Bitch Is Crazy" by Drake. The original appeared on his 1979 LP "The Sisters." Sadly, Weldon Irvine's time on this Earth came to close on April 9, 2002. However, his music and contributions will go on FOREVER...