Manifest Frequency

Manifest Frequency

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“Every once in awhile a strong force blows into the music scene and this time around it’s Dawn Cook, otherwise known as Manifest Frequency. This is pure trip-hop indie rock at its finest! Just envision a female Trent Reznor.” -Madalyn Sklar, GoGirlsMusic.com

Biography

Manifest Frequency'smusic is a TripHypnotic fusion of classic-rock influenced melodies with bass driven hooks, downbeat rhythms, and ambient, ethereal vocals. The debut album, The Deconstruction of Dr. Dawn, takes you from vulnerable introspection to courageous defiance while the coolest of grooves keeps you hanging on until the last note.

MFQ is the brain-child of Dawn Cook (Dr. Dawn). While in Atlanta, GA, she created a strong collective of like-minded, "on-call" musicians when a full band performance was demanded! The debut CD reflects this collaborative effort.

In 2008, the co-owner (Christine Solly) of Dawn's publishing company, Frequency Rising Records, officially joined Dawn as a performing member of Manifest Frequency.

When playing live, the creative use of real time recording with live looping, MIDI Instrumentation & Sequencing, visual effects, and strong musician-ship brings MFQ to life. Although, depending on the venue, they may simply play acoustic guitar/piano & bass with alternative song arrangements. At present, the duo performs both a "fully loaded" set including versions heard on the CD & an electronica-acoutic set, plus new selections to be featured on the next MFQ release.

Until 2007, Dr. Dawn worked as both a full-time psychologist and professional musician. Despite her taxing schedule, she managed to gain national attention playing festivals such as SXSW, D-Fest, Atlantis Music Conference, Ladyfest South, Hyperactive Music Fest and notable venues across the country.

However, after a life-changing diagnosis in January 2007 of Multiple Sclerosis, Dawn decided to pursue music with a single-minded focus and began to limit her practice to only special cases as a psychologist. There's nothing like being diagnosed with a deadly disease to wake you up to life! In January 2008, Dawn moved to NC to be with her family to help care for an elderly father in end stage cancer. During this "hiatus", she received a career threatening injury involving her left hand/arm & was unable to perform again until September. However, she used that time to work on writing/producing new music for MFQ & in developing the new show featuring MFQ as a duo. She also formed a collaborative partnership as a vocalist/arranger with a professional team of songwriters/composers. They are currently working on tracks for film/tv libraries.

Dawn coined her alter-ego name, Manifest Frequency, based on principles from Quantum Physic, and from her absolute belief in the healing power of connecting with others. Manifest Frequency is also dedication to the belief that we create our own realities based on the principle of "like attracts like". Thus, what we feel and what we believe, we receive. If we feel it, we can manifest it. A message of hope and belief in possibility pervades the music.

Manifest Frequency's music has drawn diverse fans from folk, alternative rock, jazz and triphop persuasions. Dawn received the 2005 Southern Voice Reader's Choice Award for Best Atlanta Female Musician and was the host coordinator for the 2005 Atlanta GoGirlsMusicFest.

Manifest Frequency's debut album , The Deconstruction of Dr. Dawn, is scheduled for official release February 2009 & is available on itunes, napster, rhapsody, eMusic, & Amazon.

Manifest Frequency is all about believing in a better day. It's about healing through music. Manifest Frequency is an open call to challenge the norm. It's an education. It's a challenge against mediocrity. And it's encouragement to all who have ever felt different and are tired of apologizing for it! It's also a message that sometimes the worst thing we think can happen ends up being the best thing – that sometimes it is necessary to fully become who one is supposed to be. It's a lesson in honesty and willingness to use the self as an example to help others.

"What You Believe Is What You Receive"
"Choose Your Frequency"

Manifest Frequency has both Singer/Songwriter & Publisher memberships with the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)

Lyrics

NURTURE

Written By: Dawn Cook

Swallow it down my child
The Choice is not Yours
It's Mine
In your eyes they'll
Aim their Venom
Best I keep you Blind

Dont' worry
I've taken care of things
Your safe
From all the threats they bring
Believe me when I say
You ain't missing a thing

What would they think
If you act that way?
What would I do
if they find out?
I'm telling you

Dont Speak just wait
Until your heads on straight
And heed my message to you

CHORUS
But I Won't Go Silently
Into Your Misery
I Won't Hide Away
That Is Your Fantasy
But This Is Me

The curtain's been drawn
I see the powerful beast
Is all alone
How could I fear this fearful soul
Shaken to the bone?

Mere illusion saying I can't fly
No one's around to hear my cry
How could I believe
This testament of lies?

I can't care it'll be OK
And you'll survive if they find out
I'll tell you why
Listen now my head's always
Been on straight
I won't be like you and hide

CHORUS
But I Won't Go Silently
Into Your Misery
I Won't Hide Away
That Is Your Fantasy
But This Is Me

Bridge
I'm leaving you
Desperate and broken
Your delusion no longer
Holds me
Controlled by invisible jury
Your truth will no longer be

CHORUS

MASQUERADE

Written By: Dawn Cook

I've walls like Jericho
They circle 'round
I built them strong
So they'd never come down

A fortress to hide me
A haven of privacy
How they're stifling me

You stay in the shadows
Looking in windows
At the gifts that you brought

You're seen by persona
And never have known a
Reason to be known
(A reason to be known)
______________________
CHORUS:
Masquerading Marauders
Sons & daughters
Disowned by your fathers

Masked & Fake
The easy road out you'll take
Cause you think your safe
Living in your Masquerade
______________________
Form societies of pretenders
Comforting ear - lendors
To furture enrage your soul

Come out from behind them
And stop your hiding
If you really want to be known
(If you really want to be known)
_______________________
CHORUS

Chorus Repeat

ALONE

Written By: Dawn Cook

I don't know why I feel this way
Try so hard to keep my faith
But this pain keeps coming
Like rolling thunder in my head
Makes me weak And I pray
Dear God take this all away
___________________
CHORUS:
But you are not alone
You are not alone
You are not alone
You're not alone
___________________

How can I make you see?
You're stronger than the rest
Of this misery

You take
Everything life's ever thrown at you
Make me believe and have hope
That you see to the other side
Where there's meaning
From all that is ugly
Convince us not to worry
There's nothing here to hide
______________________
CHORUS:
______________________
BRIDGE:
Can't you see me screaming?
I can't keep on believing
If you won't let me in
Don't turn your back on me
To escape this honesty
Just let me in
______________________
CHORUS Repeat

FAITH

Written By: Dawn Cook

I saw your face turn into stone
The moment you thought
You were alone
Their eyes don't see
Your rock facade
They believe your gospel of lies

With your mesmerizing ways
You know all the right words to say
But underneath your candor
For my fall you pray
________________________
CHORUS:
And I see you
And I know you
And I won't be
Guided by false faith
________________________

You plan connive disrupt deceive
Selling words of make-believe
Peddling fear and hate
As words of faith
Growing heavy by self greed

But in the shadows in the night
We shine the truth
We shine a light
Illuminating misery
From your pain you torture me
_________________________
CHORUS
________________________
CHORUS REPEAT FADE

BLIND

Written By: Dawn Cook

We won't stay here in this madness
In fear to move from here
Redeem my soul
From all distracting fear and flight
And let us wander near
Your resonating light

And never more shall it be said
Our hearts had more to give
In searching for a better day
We forgot to live

Growing angry, bitter
We close our eyes
Saddened from our plight
Beat down we wouldn't see
________________________
CHORUS
That we yearn for a better day
While we turn our heads
From a better day
________________________
Pull our heads
A haven from
Mistaking fear for
Give me sight

To see what's near
What's obvious what's clear
In running from our fear
We're paralyzed with fear

And in the dark we cower
Under burdens of sublime
Delusions of existence
In a better time

Growing angry bitter
We close our eyes
Saddened from our plight
Beat down we wouldn't see
_______________________
CHORUS
That we yearn for a better day
While we turn our heads
From a better day
_______________________
CHORUS REPEAT

BREATHE

Written By: Dawn Cook

Caught up swept away
By this bittersweet misery
Terrified by this moment of
Unwanted clarity

Say a prayer make my peace
Don't let the night
Go on without me
And i'm gone
Wont' you come along

CHORUS:
BREATHE ON SISTER
BREATHE ON
Rap: Dont breathe, succomb to me
I'm the voice in your head your
insanity; I don't need you to breathe for me I just need you to see the way that I see things

BREATHE ON SISTER
BREATHE ON
Rap: Don't breathe, succomb to me I'm the voice in your head your insanity; I wish that you could just let me be free; take over your mind easily

Back off step away
Don't want you crowding
My insanity
Under the blanket of
Deceptive Lies
Keep my soul captive
No one left here to despise
And Breathe On Breathe On

CHORUS:
BREATHE ON SISTER
BREATHE ON
Rap: Dont breathe, succomb to me
I'm the voice in your head your
insanity; I don't need you to breathe for me; I just need you to see the way that I see things

BREATHE ON SISTER
BREATHE ON
Rap: Don't breathe succomb to me I'm the voice in your head your insanity; I wish that you could just let me be free; Take over your mind easily

Trusting in my knowing eyes
In what I see
Truth will always be within
That hidden part of me
Breathe on sister Breathe on

CHORUS REPEAT
FADE

Discography

Debut CD, "The Deconstruction of Dr. Dawn", is scheduled for release for late 2008! Its been a long, hard journey to get here!

Set List

Set list generally ranges between 10-12 songs. Songs include:
Faith
Hear
Blind
I
Masquerade
Roads (Portishead Remix)
Let Go
Every Little Bit (Patty Griffin Remix)
Breathe
Alone
Nuture
Deconstruct Me
Crazy on You (Heart remix)
Teardrop (Massive Attack Remix)