New World Concept

 

Intro Medley

It Its Well With My Soul

Blessed Transition (Clark)

Glorious Is Thy Name Anthem

Lift Up Your Heads Anthem

Let Mount Zion Rejoice Anthem

Amen (Smallwood)

Special Places Transition


I was raised in church and was a church musician from age 12-. At Foss Avenue Baptist Church in Flint MI under the direction of James O. Peoples we sang anthems every Sunday so “high” choral music is apart of my foundation. I felt it was important to start this album with a very instrumental/orchestral musical element. 



You Can’t Bead God Giving

Written by Julian. P Miller and Tykeia Robinson

I met Keia a few years ago and realized she had a beautiful voice. I had been working on the track for over a year and one day it hit me that I should include her in the writing. The song is about a concept that I learned in church but has a truly universal message. 



Say Yes

This song is loosely based off a gospel song from the 80’s. I have always had an infatuation with Gospel House music. This is my nod to that genre. 

The singers featured are friends that vocalized interest in helping me on my album! Recorded in Flint, Michigan and Richmond, Virginia



Shout

After graduating from dental school I lived and worked in Philadelphia and started to do the music at a high-spirited church that did a lot of 'holy dancing.'  This is a praise break if you will. This song is an ode to that era and helps the listener realize that this album will be covering many genres. 



Honeycomb

This song is a fusion of 4 different musical areas. The first is based off of Flight of the Bumblebee written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan. There is also a 60’s beach music feel and a Louisiana Zydeco beat that provides a wonderful base for this 50’ feel-good dance craze era song. I originally wrote this song in 2008 and pitched it to Beyonce and Rihanna and it was called “Get your life” but since that term has been hijacked and overused I rewrote it and added a bridge.



Don’t Be Scared

When I lived in Philadelphia my Spinning instructor was always looking for music for the standing run (position 2). Gag whore from my first album Dreambeats captured this element. I felt it was time to revisit this fast paced BPM genre. The words came from a real experience I had at Hampton Homecoming 2013. Can’t go into much detail though lol



Ready to Dance (interlude)

I wanted to give my supporters from social media a chance to help me make this album so all of the shout outs are from some those people.



Champagne 

This is my second house song on the album this time even though the music has a gospel feel it has very worldly sounding words. Mary Jane is actually a real person and she is my best friend. The irony is that she has never used “Mary Jane”, which is partly how she got that nickname. Champagne is a euphemism for celebration and so this song is about friendship through good times and bad times. 



Bandages

This is my attempt at making a mainstream sounding EDM song. The words came from several different real life situations but I’m sure they are words that a lot of people can relate to.  This was the last song I recorded for the album. This is for also for the fans of “Distorted” one of my most popular songs from The Return of Synergy album



New World

While in high school I was apart of the Flint Youth Wind Ensemble and one of my favorite pieces that we performed was the 4th movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony #9 (Symphony From the New World) This song is my interpretation of the theme set to a current dance beat. I wanted this song to be mostly instrumental to show my versatility as an arranger and composer. 



Buck With Me

If you know anything about J-setting or Bucking or if you are an 8-count-girl then this song needs no explanation. Straight up dance music. The words describe a situation, which is common in the Black LGBT community of being concerned about a potential partner seeing your “feminine” side. 



Mallard

This is my ode to the Ballroom children (Voguing) who gave me my first audience as young producer in the early 2000’s.  The Duck Walk is a traditional element of voguing and so Mallard literally is my contribution to the ballroom beats library.  Although I have grown as a producer I still wanted to pay homage to where it all began. Instead of having a “commentator” I let the beats do all of the talking. 



Yonni Hustle 

Where I’m from (Flint, MI) everyone knows how to do line dances like the Electric Slide, Hustle, Wobble Cupid Shuffle so this is my contribution to the genre.  A new dance called the Yonni Hustle most of the instructions on how to do the song are in the words but a video will be necessary to teach the world how to really do it! This song features a fellow Hamptonian who is also a fitness instructor and now uses this song as a warm up in her classes. 



Special Places

Since this is the title track of the album it has special significance. It marked the realization that I had that I must continue to contribute to music. Making music is apart of my being and so the special places are all of the various musical/dance elements that have been apart of my life over the years.



Bonus : Growth

The last house song on the album features a poem written by a fellow Hamptonian detailing the process of growth. A few years ago I started growing flowers indoors as a hobby. Sunfloweria was the name of my garden and growing those beautiful flowers helped me to see things about the world I had never seen before. Some plants thrive more than others but they are all important creations of God.

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New World Lyrics

 

Intro Medley

We’re gonna touch the sky 

We’re gonna go higher, tough sky

Things are lining up

Things are lining up like Giza and Orion

Carry me to those special places I wanna go up there. 


You Can’t Beat God Giving

For that breath right there I thank you Lord

And that one too I thank you Lord

How you do everything that you do for me I just want to thank you Lord

How you set me free 

Made me so beautifully thank you Lord

Thank you for sunshine

Thank you for my ear

Thank you for music and all the beauty that is here.

You can’t beat God giving no matter how you try

The more you give the more He gives back 

He will multiply

He did it for me He’ll do it for you

Just try it and you’ll see why

I will live so cheerfully because He’s so good to me. 

You’re so faithful I thank you Lord

I’m so grateful to know you and I thank you Lord

How you love me in spite of me 

You keep on looking out for me I thank you Lord

And your word is true I know I can count on you thank you Lord

I thank you for favor and I thank you for your grace

And I’ll pay it forward and with a smile upon my face

Chorus

I’m thank for you love your grace to run this race

I’m thankful for hands my heart a brand-new start

I’m thank for you love your grace to run this race

I’m thankful for hands my heart a brand-new start

My eyes my ears your voice I hear

You’re peace your joy I thank you Lord

Chorus


Say Yes

Do you really wanna be born again say the word

Say you really wanna be born again? Say the word

Say Yes


Shout

Oh yeah


Honeycomb

I will do my dance in front of anybody it doesn’t matter who you are

I see you hater looking at me crazy. Are you mad that my light’s shining like a star?

Tell me have you looked around? You’re the only one wearing a frown here

Everybody else is getting down. Shaking down down to downtown. 

And need to let go (you better let go)

You need to turn it out (You need to turn it out)

You should go crazy (You should go crazy)

You need to dance and shout.

Shake Shake it off comeback to the honeycomb

Shake Shake it off comeback to the honeycomb

Shake Shake Shake comeback to the honeycomb

Shake it Shake it Shake it Shake it

If you see me shaking my shimmy I probably have a smile and I look happy cuz I am

If you’re on the dance floor and you aint movin’ step back cuz we are about to jam

Tell me are you feeling cool in the club or in the pool? Yeah!

See my gloves they’re PS

If you’re unbothered then act a fool and

You better let go (You better let go)

You need to turn it out (You need to turn it out)

You should go crazy (You should go crazy)

You need to dance and shout.

Chorus 

What ever you’re mad at just let it go right now

Shake your body. And if you’re shy I’ll show you how.

Just do what we do and let the music take you out.


Don’t Be Scared

Never will I forget the look you gave me last year.

You came close whispered you missed me but you lips kissed my ear

Its crazy but it’s the way I feel though I’ve been wrong before

You want to make a love appeal but my past makes you unsure

Don’t be scared I know that you want me

Don’t be scared I want to let you know that I’m ready

You know how I get down already

I don’t bite unless you want me to

Take a chance hit me up baby

I’m letting you know right now I want you too. 

Its crazy but it’s the way I feel though I’ve been wrong before

You want to make a love appeal but my past makes you unsure

Don’t be scared I know that you want me

Don’t be scared I want to let you know that I’m ready


Ready to Dance

Shout outs


Champagne

When the sunshine was shining so brightly 

And the birds were singing so lovely

When the money was swirling around me

For the good times you stayed right beside me

When the crowd was all around

Girl you kept me on the ground and I thank you for Champagne

When the rain came and washed off the glitter 

And the lightning scared off the fair weathers

When the wind blew so hard it shook my foundation

You never left me. Kept me on my rotation. 

When the crowd could not be found

You lifted me up off the ground and I thank God for Mary Jane

Don’t want no Nighttrain (Just give me some Champagne)

Don’t want no propane (Just give me that Mary Jane)

Don’t want no Golden Grain (Pour me some Champagne)

Don’t want no cocaine (Pass me the Mary Jane)

When the crowd was all around

Girl you kept me on the ground and I thank you for Champagne and Mary Jane

When the sunshine was shining so brightly 

And the birds were singing so lovely

And the rain came and washed off the glitter 

And the lightning scared off the fair weathers

When the crowd could not be found

You lifted me up off the ground and I thank God for Champagne and Mary Jane

Don’t want no Nighttrain (Just give me some Champagne)

Don’t want no propane (Just give me that Mary Jane)

Don’t want no Golden Grain (Pour me some Champagne)

Don’t want no cocaine (Pass me the Mary Jane)

When the crowd was all around

Girl you kept me on the ground and I thank you for Champagne and Mary Jane


Bandages

Supposed to forgive you but when I try I get mad again

Shame on my big ego when I’m guilty of the same old sin

I’m afraid of the pain and it’s going to hurt

I’ve had these bandages on too long

I’m afraid of the pain and I feel like dirt

It’s time to rip them off and be strong

Time heals all would they say. Will these scars ever fade away?
I need to heal quickly. Can’t let this apology delay

I’m afraid of the pain and it’s going to hurt

I’ve had these bandages on too long

I’m afraid of the pain and I feel like dirt

It’s time to rip them off and be strong

These bandages

(Guitar solo)

Chorus

Supposed to forgive you but when I try I get mad a

Bandages


New World

New World 

You’re already here. The future is now

New World

You’re already here.  The future is now. Come on! 2x


Buck With Me

There’s a boy I like 

He lives in DC

If he knew how I bucked

Would he still like me?

I am an 8-count girl 

And forever shall be

But if you like my beat 

Then come buck with me. 

I bet this boy thinks that I’m the trade

I wasn’t trying to make him feel this way

Just being myself I give you boy all day

Don’t let this realness fool you

Cuz if you put a beat on

Don’t even have to be my song

I could do this all night long

It doesn’t matter where

And don’t let me crew be there!

I’m gonna BUCK (8x)

There’s a boy I like 

He lives in DC

If he knew how I bucked

Would he still like me?

I am an 8-count girl 

And forever shall be

But if you like my beat 

Then come buck with me. 

I’m gonna BUCK (8x)

Get it!

Cuz if you put a beat on

Don’t even have to be my song

I could do this all night long

It doesn’t matter where

And don’t let me crew be there!

I’m gonna BUCK (8x)


Mallard (Duck Walk 2024

9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and hold that pose!


Yonni Hustle

Yonni (8x)

What’s that you’re doing over there?

It’s a dance we call the Yonni.

I just can’t help but stop and stare

If you wanna do it then just watch me.

(First)Hustle over here

Then you turn around

Move your hips like this

Then you take it down

Bring it up again

Then jump off the ground

Now you freestyle 

And represent your town

I see that cutie over there

She’s and independent lady

So put your hands up in the air

Break it down and move your body (Right now)

Hustle over here

Then you turn around

Move your hips like this

Then you take it down

Bring it up again

Then jump off the ground

Now you freestyle 

And represent your town

Chorus

Extended Remix


Special Places

Carry me to those special places

I wanna go up there

I will roll for you I learned early

Blow it into the air

We’re gonna touch the sky

We’re gonna go higher, touch sky

Things are lining up

Things are lining up, lined up like Giza and Orion

We’re gonna touch the sky

We’re gonna go higher, touch sky

Things are lining up

Things are lining up, lined up like Giza and Orion

Line it up line it up 

Line it all the way up 

And get a young bull to break it up and roll a 

And get a whole bunch of going up in here

And turn the music up and set the atmosphere

Then we get real and we go outside

And we find the 3 stars and our visions collide

Love I know when it’s time I will find you

Fall for you 

Would you carry me through?
I will carry you too!

Carry me to those special places

I wanna go up there

I will roll for you I learned early

Blow it into the air

We’re gonna touch the sky

We’re gonna go higher, touch sky

Things are lining up

Things are lining up, lined up like Giza and Orion

We’re gonna touch the sky

We’re gonna go higher, touch sky

Things are lining up

Things are lining up, lined up like Giza and Orion

LA LA LA LA


Growth

And the Sun said let there be growth

Yet our shells of protection are unwilling to release it’s inner radical

Stubbornness against vulnerability breeds maggots of uselessness fit for crows

With the kiss of compassion he whispered let there be growth my child.

You see there’s beauty in soiled souls

Blackened by the fertilizer of past tribulations

Watered by tears of generations past too frequently showered

Beautiful souls pushing past Goliath size pressures of worries beyond your control.

But there’s courage in growth

Anchor your roots in the darkness of the unknown

Trusting that there is a purpose in this pain called growth

All the while the Son is calling you closer with his Light, his life, his love….

His love. Oh his love. His rays of warmth all over

The catalyst to your physical rebirth mimicking him in each your bright petals

"Just watch me grow" you’ll say. 

Stubbornness gives way to eagerness

Like the sunflower reaching up to re-up on the Sun every morning

You too will feast on His Son for your spiritual revolution.

There’s immorality in submission to the Father’s Son

Growth ends as it begins… in the hands of the mother earth

Seeds of your journey for the future’s story blown across the land

Sowing your journey into garden of our legacy

Creating a new cycle of light, love and light.

Give me a little sunshine

Give me a little rain and watch me grow

Sunfloweria

Sunfloweria

My galleria of light and life and love

Give me a little sunshine

Give me a little rain and watch me grow

Sunfloweria

Sunfloweria

My galleria of light and life and love

Creating a new cycle of light, love and light.

And LOVE


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