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TEXTURE is the 3rd Episode in the COLORED series. TEXTURE explores our relationship with relationships. These aren’t love letters these are loss letters collaged as song. 

Sometimes black boys feel things too complex for lettering. We feel these feelings in braille and are given little time to process them. Living in a world where we know we are not safe here, we become safes here filled with secrets. 

FINE LINES is dancing to the knowledge of having the freedom to leave a situation that's letting go of you. Following the songs curvature carefully the chorus is circular in nature and organic in feeling. FINE LINES is produced by virtuoso Mocky (Production and writing credit for Feist and Kelela) and features the vocal empress Alex Isley (Production and vocal feature credit for Moses Sumney and Robert Glasper).

I'LL WAIT is a slow burn, a conversation you wish was never over in a language you keep remembering to forget. I'LL WAIT is produced by and featuring the insanely talented Yale graduate Zack Sekoff (Production for Vince Staples and Thundercat).
Our experience is a TEXTUR(ed) one.


released November 30, 2018

All Songs Written by Emmanuel "def.sound" Ricketts for We.Are.Instruments Publishing
"I'll Wait" has additional writing and vocals from Zack Sekoff

All Songs Mastered by: Kelly Hibbert

Art Twerked by Zoe Zoe Song
Orginal Photo Captured by : Daniel N. Johnson

Executive Produced by def.sound & Hossien Lavashak for Passion Aggressive Reasons Inc.
Y E A F O R E V E R LLC. / ALL THINGS AWESOME Copyright 2018


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Track Name: fine . lines . [ feat. Alex Isley ]
[Verse i ] :
Is it really too late?
it aint safe
like villain who wastes
no time
just shoots no blanks wont wait
4 thee hero 2 sayyyy


till our very first date
when time moved fast
@ a very slow pace
she makes me feel dumb
in a really smart way
she's the sun
in a really cold place
headstart in a really long race
bookmarked on a really cool page
or a really good line in a really bad play
now thats a really cold game
like trying 2 fit thee sky on a really small plane

when it really is real
then it really aint fake
when you’re really in love
means really insane

[Hook] :
i will leave
so find
what you need
love so blind
I can't see
all i know is that you're …..

[Bridge Verse] :
we can play house music @ my house stupid
that's what she said me
that's what she said me
paint thee town red w/ me

[Post Verse] :
your my holiday
your my right away
your my right on time
never 2 late
nev never 2 late
I don't know where you are tonight
you feel 2 far tonight
out of this world where a car can't ride
I'll just wait here
for you .....

[Hook//Outro .]

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