Shadow of a God - Inspired by the art of Alicia Ruth

from by Shayfer James

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Alicia Ruth:

"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.


Kept lady
Tread lightly
Dark Matter Debutante
Her fingers
Her teeth are grinding salt

She’s waging a one woman war
Swinging from the shadow of a god

The planets
Are falling
Into her open mouth
Her scales
Become feathers
To lift her
Up and Out


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



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