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Climbing up the mountain,
Sailing cross the sea,
Look beyond tomorrow,
Tell me what you see.

(What do you see?)

I see a world where black lives matter.
Stories told without the stain of guns.
Peace, love, serenity, compassion, understanding.

When you feel weak just let the future speak.
When the world’s stuck on repeat
We fight to let the future speak.

Can you hear imagination’s triumphant sound?

Will we learn to value thought before it’s too late,
Or let the pulpit guide us into thinking we are great.
Great? Wait, they’re preying on hate, ordained by so-called fate,
So we retaliate against the t.v. station that’s feeding the nation
On the sensation of savior adulation spitting on education.
Preaching the promise of eternal life,
But love from above turned a blind eye to strife.
But we’ve got fighters integrating institutions,
Believing in inclusion, rejecting the illusion of a foreign intrusion,
Shining light amidst confusion, and giving this nation
A new blood transfusion.
We’re resolute, anchored by firm roots,
Facing attack we can’t compute ‘cause
We speak a different language in a world that’s filled with fear,
Calibrate to communicate, ‘cause future speak is here.

When you feel weak just let the future speak.
When the world’s stuck on repeat
We fight to let the future speak.


from Future Speak, released October 27, 2017
Tahira Clayton, vocals
Michael Mayo, vocals
Addison Frei, spoken word, piano, rhodes,
Andy Clausen, trombone
Drew Zaremba, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, organ
Perrin Grace, electric bass
Matt Young, drums


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Addison Frei New York, New York

New York-based pianist Addison Frei's latest album on TCB Records, No Defense (2018), was celebrated with solo piano performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Alhambra (Geneva), and Lucerne Piano Festival. Previous records include Intentions (2014) and Transit (2016), featuring Janis Siegel. He is a Yamaha Artist. For more please visit ... more

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