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How the Hell?

from FAWM 2019 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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@elesimo: "For this song, I used a dictaphone to record a jam session during the first weekend of FAWM, with @phylo playing the harmonica and Ally Gale playing the piano. It sound warm and nostalgic, and I used the recording to write A Lovely Night (fawm.org/songs/91528/).

I wanted to do something else with the loops, so I sent them to @cnidaria for a collaboration. She wrote the amazing lyrics, and her voice fits the atmosphere perfectly. For this track I added more harmonica from @phylo, and just mixed the drums to give more space."

@cnidaria: “@elesimo sent me a couple of these found-sound samples over hip hop beats and I immediate loved it. The lyrics came easily... this sense of being numbed out in a failing relationship and looking back trying to make sense of it all. It was a pleasure to finally get to make a track with him.”


Tell me how we’re going to get ourselves out of this place

Do you remember how we spent that first December
Trying to think up all of the things we could be
Have you forgotten how we sat through autumn
Underneath all of the fallen leaves

Now I won’t mind if you unwind
All of my blindness wrapped up in my unkind words
I really won’t mind if you would take the time
To shrug away what’s understood

Tell me how we’re going to get ourselves out of this place

I can’t complain about that wretched May
When we spun each other every which way
Then summer groaned, all full of wicked woes
Not fully know were so many ways we’d go

The world stood still, it was waiting until
We could dissolve ourselves into the breeze
But pleased as hell, we might laugh or we might yell
It all depends upon the waning week

Tell me how we’re going to get ourselves out of this place


from FAWM 2019, track released February 19, 2019
Photo by Colin McMurry on Unsplash


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The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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