Fear & Fancy

Fear & Fancy

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Fear & Fancy is haunted by the promise of a better tomorrow. Moving audiences to party and ponder, this trio produces theme music for a sacred shindig that heralds the dawn of an age governed by the power of love rather than the love of power.

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Biography

Fear & Fancy’s music is a jubilant proclamation of the dawn of an age governed by the power of love rather than the love of power. Their sound-scape blurs time and space, swirling sounds of the carnival with the powwow, and ‘80s New Wave with ‘20s Pop Standards into a digital potluck of artistic ingenuity.

Perhaps the ability to move audiences to party and ponder is the mark of Fear & Fancy that distinguishes them beyond the masks that they don during live performances. Fear & Fancy has shared the stage with notable artists including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Janelle Monáe, as well as the Kev Choice Ensemble and have graced the stages of the AT&T San Jose Jazz Festival and Stanford University's annual Blackfest Concert.

After releasing Fear & Fancy and DJ D Sharp presents...The Playlist in December 2009, the group began to receive attention throughout the blogosphere, including Art Nouveau Magazine and GOVERNED BY LOYALTY. Their debut single, "Off The Grid," was featured in The Believer Magazine 2010 Music Issue Compilation CD alongside Janelle Monáe, M.I.A., Of Montreal, Saul Williams, and other notable talents.

For more information, please visit www.fearandfancy.com.

Lyrics

Right Now

Written By: Fear & Fancy

You see that lady
You take her hand
To the dance floor
Git up and dance
Right now right now
Right now right now

Forget your worries
Forget your strife
Do us this favor
Go find your wife, lord
Right now right now
Right now right now

Don’t need no corset
Take off your heels
Put down your purse, now
You know the deal

You see men on the wall
It makes no sense
Why they spend they pense
If not to dance
Right now right now right now

If they don’t work out
They too up tight
Just come on over
We’ll make it right, lord
Right now right now
Right now right now

Turn back your hat man
Pull up your pants
Do your thang now
This is your chance
Right now right now
Right now right now

Off the Grid

Written By: Fear & Fancy

Off The Grid

[Verse 1]

I'd rather perish than be a slave

We've got to get up and get away

Forget what you lost, look what we've found

There's a stairway to heaven going under the ground

So get movin'

[Pre-Chorus]

Got to Keep On Movin

I'm movin off the grid

Got to keep on movin

[Chorus]

Oh oh oh Off The Grid

We're moving off the grid

(Got to Get off The Grid)

(The Grid Won't Save you)

[Verse 2]

Big Brother

You paparazzi motherfucker

you spyin on my lover

but you won't discover

where we marry if it's off the grid

[Pre-Chorus]

Got to Keep on Movin

I'm movin off the grid

got to keep on movin

[Chorus]

Oh oh oh Off The Grid

We're moving off the grid

(Got to Get off The Grid)

(The Grid Won't Save you)

GUITAR SOLO 1

[Breakdown]

Shit hot in the summertime, it's the perfect time to run away

Throw the kicks on the powerline if you ready to graduate

Shit hot in the summertime, it's the perfect time to run away

Throw the kicks on the powerline if you ready to graduate

[Verse 3]

Big Brother

You gravediggin motherfucker

you murdered my grandmother

but you won't discover

where she buried if it's off the grid

[Verse 4]

Grease in the tank

solar panels on my cadillac

Grease in the tank

solar panels on my cadillac

In the In the tank tank

panels on my cadillac

Grease in the tank

solar panels on my cadillac

and I'm movin

[Pre-Chorus]

Got to Keep on Movin

got to keep on movin

[Chorus]

Oh oh oh Off The Grid

We're moving off the grid

Got to Get off The Grid

Grid Won't Save you

GUITAR SOLO 2

[Verse 5]

Sianora boy I

really really wish i could stay

i'm makin my way to the border

really really wish i could say

that I'll be back like a relapse

but you see black that there's just no way

bwlu be where the hood be and I need that

so believe I'm out today

okay okay board the plane, train, automobile

still I follow you through the rain, snow, sleet, and the hail

run, tail, turn, hide, boy I'm right behind ya

see anywhere you're trying to hide, boy I'm bound to find ya

[Chorus]

Oh oh oh Off The Grid

We're moving off the grid

Got to Get off The Grid

Grid Won't Save you

Oh oh oh Off The Grid

We're moving off the grid

Got to Get off the Grid

Grid Won't Save you

Don't Drop It

Written By: Fear & Fancy

Don’t Drop It

[Chorus Jidenna and Choir]

Don’t drop it (we got it)

Don’t drop it (we got it)

Don’t drop it (we got it)

Don’t drop it (we got it)

Don’t drop (hey)

Drop (hey)

Drop (hey)

Drop (hey)

Don’t drop it (we got it)

Don’t drop it (we got it)

back when Malcolm rocked a perm through boston

robbin cribs outside my apartment

new borns watchin the movement formin

now they’ve grown envious and exhausted

every generation got its own conflicts

little ones, only ones who can solve it

they so lost cuz they got no context

parents used gringo as a yardstick

white man made black pride pompous

singing revolution, brudda don’t force it

too responsive, now y’all are getting goals accomplished

taking up the gauntlet, dawg but don’t

[Chorus]

back when Tubman rode the train through boston

cobblestone and brick apartments

new borns watchin the movement formin

now the men in the war or locked up

those the queens who arm they own forces

when chief is weak or guzzling from goblets

our main problem, the fear of the father

the fear of the mother never been regarded

black man made white pride stronger

singing revolution, sister don’t force it

too responsive, now y’all are getting goals accomplished

taking up the gauntlet, shorty don’t

[Chorus]

back when Prince Hall built a lodge in Boston

masons politicked wit younguns

new borns watchin. the movement formin

elders won’t stop clutchin the torch and

They just shook that we gon’ drop it

They like Jess Owens; we like Mic Johnson

The way we running, they don’t endorse it

They say my crew’s some voodoo sorcerers

black man made black pride conscious

singing revolution, people don’t force it

too responsive, now y’all are getting goals accomplished

taking up the gauntlet, yall don’t

[Chorus]

[Bridge Jidenna and Choir]

Tomorrow won't never leave

(Never leave)

Give Thanks and Praises

Tomorrow won't never leave

(Never leave)

Give Thanks and Praises

Yeah Yah Yeah Yah Yeah Yah Heyayayeah

Embrace

Written By: Fear & Fancy

Oooh Oooh Oooh
Oooh Oooh
Oooh Oooh

Darling won't you run away
Let me embrace you when you're in need

Verse I
Is it my way or my harness?
My overture or refrain?
Come run away with me darling
Come to the place where we lay

Alt Hook X2
Stay in grace
Always
May we pray
May we pray

Hook X2
Darling won't you run away
Let me embrace you
When you're in need

Bridge
I won't leave you by your lonesome
(Oh na-na)
I won't leave you by your lonesome
(Oh na-na)
I won't leave you all alone
Oooooh oh na-na-nah X2

Verse II
As we prepare for departure
Honey let me hold you here
Little bit of fear won't harm ya
It's better when your soul is bare

Alt Hook X2

Hook X2

Discography

-"Off The Grid" Single featured on The Believer Magazine 2010 Music Issue Compilation
-"Off The Grid" (All Hazards Remix) Single
-Fear & Fancy and DJ D-Sharp present...The Playlist
-Fear & Fancy presents...The Twenty Twelve Compilation
-"Off The Grid" Streaming on GOVERNED BY LOYALTY Blog
-Download & Streaming of Fear & Fancy and DJ D-Sharp present...The Playlist on Art Nouveau Magazine (www.an-mag.com) and Greedmont Park Blog (www.greedmontpark.com)
-"Why Must I" and "Musket Dance" (Radio Airplay on "F.O.K.U.S. Radio" WCBN-FM Ann Arbor)
-"Don't Drop It" (Radio Airplay on Shadesradio.com and Boomboxknocks.com)
-Singles and Radio Interview on "The 2012 Show" 90.5 KJSJ (San Francisco Bay Area)

Set List

Provided upon request