Rotgut Ritual - Inspired by the art of Bryan Elkins

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Bryan Elkins: bryanelkins.tumblr.com

"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

Padlocked parachute
Bird fall backward
Rain Hell
Stolen plot holes
Dug from boneyards
Who did you tell?
Who did you tell?

Bedside savior
Rotgut Ritual
Farewell, farewell
Rain Hell
Fear found Jesus
Waiting tables
Who did you tell?
Who did you tell?
Rain Hell

credits

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

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