A Shadow Left Behind feat. Ras Nebyu

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Track five, "A Shadow Left Behind," continues on a subject we can all relate to, love. The chorus realized by Haile and Congo, describes the story of a couple torn apart by the tests of life, and the aftermath of feelings that comes with this experience. These days everything is visible through social media. This song is about being forced to see somebody that you once loved, move on, and live their life without you. The bands rapper/MC Flex Mathews captures the story and runs with it, lacing up a verse full of honesty and emotion describing the situation, feelings, and actions that one goes through when they experience one side or the other of this heartbreaking loss. Musically this track stands out with layers of MPC and Live drums, topped with beautiful vocal melodies that paint a clear picture of the moment at hand. The pain can be felt in the guitar playing of Colin Thompson, bringing a psychedelic-blues sound to the overall mix. His solos scream and cry with the emotion of the song connecting the various vocal sections. Ras Nebyu appears again with a verse describing a scene where his lifestyle of partying and denial puts his emotional recovery at bay but a reliance on his musical endeavors and a focus on his true gifts brings him back to a centered self. This is the Opus, the heart of the record.

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from Dealin' With This, released November 18, 2014

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