Obscure Destination - Inspired by the art of Panda Suwann

from by Shayfer James

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Panda Suwann: www.jcartist.org/pandasuwann

"March of Crows" is an interdisciplinary collaborative project devised by singer-songwriter Shayfer James. The first "March Of Crows" is collaboration between Shayfer, 16 visual artists, 3 Poets, a director, a Choreographer a lighting designer, and videographer. All based out of Jersey City.

The process begins with visual art. Shayfer has written 16 songs using the work of local artists as prompt. The task was to not only communicate the art through words, but also by incorporating different styles and textures to capture the life of the work.

lyrics

My eyes are open once again
I think of you upon return
To where I am from where I’ve been
Before I lose what I have learned

I have navigated endless ages
Looking for you
I have peeled the poetry from pages
Looking for you
Looking for you

I am forgetting how it felt
To be alone, to be awake
With every turn, I’m something else
And you are out of reach again


When I’ve forgotten all
When I cannot recall
There is an obscure destination
That will remind me

credits

from March of Crows: Jersey City, released April 6, 2016
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Shayfer James

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