Steffen Morrison

Steffen Morrison

BandPopSoul

Pop music with a raw vocal twist.
Steffen Morrison is known for his energetic stage performance. His Debut album "REVEALED" generated a wave of raving reviews by the dutch media and to top it of, Revealed was nominated with an EDISON award.
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Biography

Being the leading voice in Reeboks Global Campaign for their highly successful Easytone sportswear, three music videos, a semi-final contestant with “The Grote prijs van Nederland” (one of Holland's most recognized music talent competitions) and opening act for Raul Midon (Singer-Songwriter from New Mexico). Steffen Morrison singing career has taken a steady soar. He also had airplay and several live sessions on 3FM with Giel Beelen, BNN Radio, Fun-X radio, Radio 6, Lijn5, Radio Rijnmond, BNR Radio & SlamFM.

Music played a major role in my upbringing. We had one of the biggest records collections at our place back in Paramaribo, Suriname from what I can remember. My mom and dad would buy records at any given day from all sorts of different artists. Those I remember most vividly are artists such as Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald to name a few.

Sounds from Suriname, my birthplace, Europe my home, and of course throughout my entire existence sounds coming from the land of Pop, Jazz, Blues and Rock and Roll have inspired my songwriting.

For my debut I collaborated with top producer T. Tolsma “Dutchflower”, songwriter Bas Silos, and Brian” BigBass” Gardner for mastering who also worked with Micheal Jackson for Thriller, Eminem and Prince.

My album is about sharing, down right fun, and connecting with you by revealing as much about myself as I possible could do on this record.

"His husky and raw vocals are his unique asset. They effortlessly bring a penetrating quality to the eclectic 13-track album. A combination of modern pop sound dipped with funk pitched flavor. The record contains SHAKE IT “The Easytone song” as a bonus track. The overall up & mid tempo recordings makes this long awaited debut one to pick of the shelf

Lyrics

Touch The Sky

Written By: S.Morrison/A.Tolsma

Touch The Sky
I walked the world in so many ways And talked the truth on so many days And when I lie... I take a picture with my mind And ask myself why I am not ready to smile Still standing tall, I face the facts Not afraid to catch a cold ...no
Watching the sun go down reflecting on reality Trying to touch the sky already part of history Change it will be inevitably I’ll keep on doing well
I won some gold & lost some blood Get the love and... whatnot Refused proposals... like you wouldn’t believe & I ran rat races... I could never achieve & Never feared, did the best a man can The best a man can I hope you understand now
Watching the sun go down reflecting on reality Trying to touch the sky already part of history Change it will be inevitably I’ll keep on doing well
Track Credits:
Publishing: 4 da Globe Music/EMI Music Publishing/Tall Tree Publishing
Produced & Arranged by: Dutchflower
Drums/Bass/Guitars/Synths/Sitar/Handclaps/Hammond B3: Duchtflower
Additional Guitar: Clemens Blaquiere
Backing vocals: Lodewijk van Gorp, Berget Lewis, Steffen Morrison & Dutchflower

Crazy Girl

Written By: A.Tolsma


Look in my eyes girl why you want to fight I know... It sounds crazy but I know I am quite right I don’t play for peaches don’t take me as dessert you. Stare at the ceiling while you‘re trying to get hurt now
I get a feeling I sort of know what you’re up to baby
Such a crazy girl, I am living in Such a crazy world, I really need to get out I know what you’re all about Got to keep my word of mouth Such a crazy little girl
You keep on sticking all the time and it seems wack Can’t turn my back, cause she’ll try me to attack She so restricted about the fact she spread the dirt Keep, keeps on fucking with my mind is what I heard y’all
Rather be lonely! Lonely as can be! Set myself free
Such a crazy girl, I am living in Such a crazy world, I really need to get out I know what you’re all about Got to keep my word of mouth Such a crazy little girl
All you do is acting funny Stop talking about romance you live a life of a nomad, you can’t knock what you’re holding What’s love at the first degree look now what you’re doing to
me huh shit now get the fuck out Leave the lights on take your damn shoes ‘cause your bad plans run out Too late too many you did now it’s about that time now pick up your shit and go.
Such a crazy girl, I am living in Such a crazy world, I really need to get out I know what you’re all about Got to keep my word of mouth Such a crazy little girl

Coordination

Written By: S.Silos/A.Tolsma


The way she dressing she got everybody waiting on her coordination
Her and I a perfect combination check her coordination

When she walk in the room everybody say baby bay got style
She’s a matching queen that catch your eyes, baby baby it style
Ooh look how she dress so fly
Them high heels, them drive me wild

The way she wear them skin tights makes her ass stand out so nice
So sorry baby but I just got to know
How you will be looking wearing just your stiletto

The way she dressing she got everybody waiting on her coordination
Her and I a perfect combination check her coordination
She look she look she look she looks so damn
I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make her mine with my coordination

When I walk her down the streets everybody says
That’s what I am talking about
Got on them bright colors and her skin s sparkling
Ooh look how she is profiling
Hmmm got on her brand new prints making her statement

With her rock and roll t and her scandalously short skirt
So sorry baby but I just got to know
How you will be looking wearing just your stiletto

The way she dressing she got everybody waiting on her coordination
Her and I a perfect combination check her coordination
She look she look she look she looks so damn
I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make her mine with my coordination

She wears her pride
I always get high when she walks by my my
She wears her pride
I always get high when she walks by my my

The way she dressing she got everybody waiting on her coordination
Her and I a perfect combination check her coordination
She look she look she look she looks so damn
I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make I’ll make her mine with my coordination

To all my people with the coordination
Let the world know you got style
To everybody with the coordination
Let the world know that your fly
To all my people with the coordination
Let the world know you got style

Damn These Eyes

Written By: S.Morrison/A.Tolsma/R.Peters


Since I got started I have been travelling from state to state The further away from home, The more questions come to mind See there is no reason to be happy all the time
‘Cause that is not reality so stop fooling mine
Damn these eyes of mine Nothing is what it appears to be Damn these eyes of mine What is the reason behind reason Damn these eyes of mine What’s the reason for changing seasons
Here I go again (3X)
I started to cool down Still worry all the time Would I turn into a better man If I‘d worn a golden crown In other words if I would be the king would all these questions disappear. But that is not my reality no no
Damn these eyes of mine Nothing is what it appears to be Damn these eyes of mine What is the reason behind reason Damn these eyes of mine What is the reason for changing seasons
Here I go again (3X)
Damn these eyes of mine Life doesn’t make much sense to me Damn these eyes of mine The sun is beating down leaving traces of agony Damn these eyes of mine I am often looking for some treasury
Here I go again (4X)
The things that I’ve noticed The place I’ve been to The people I’ve seen Those that I’ve talked to Those that I’ve laughed with Those that I’ve cried with

Main Road

Written By: S.Silos/A.Tolsma

Main Road
You and I were lovers , some call it part time We were not bothered, never felt so fine We held each other till the morning light We’d connect in many ways I just can’t describe
Till reality started to hurt, And I could see it in your eyes ‘Cause everytime I spoke the words, “I’m leaving” it made you cry Oh I love you but I’m making up my mind ‘Cause I can’t give you all of my time
Still I strongly believe there’s a reason, You and me walked this path for a while Even though the same path we now leaving, I still think about you with a smile Ooooh, I got to stay on the main road Ooooh, I got to stay on the main road, and do the right thing
You said you’d never felt this before So I went out my way just to give you more We must have had like, a thousand attempts to break up In the end we’d always run straight back to love
Till reality started to hurt, And I could see it in your eyes Cause everytime I spoke the words, “I’m leaving” it made you cry Oh I love you but I’m making up my mind ‘Cause I can’t give you , all of my time
Still I strongly believe there’s a reason, You and me walked this path for a while Even though the same path we’re now leaving, I still think about you with a smile Ooooh , I got to stay on the main road Ooooh , I got to stay on the main road, And do the right thing
And if we ever meet face to face again, Then I’m hoping its meant to last And if we ever meet face to face again, Then I’m hoping its meant to last
And if we ever meet face to face again, Oh if we ever meet face to face again oohh

Suffocate

Written By: S.Morrison/A.Tolsma

Suffocate

Tell me you quit lying Show me you give up trying To conceal your bad behavior You fake it you don’t have to mention
So you get your ass right back Back where it came from Pick up your problems and your lies And then you may save some
I had enough, I had it Don’t let me suffocate again Don‘t even trying to please you Oh oh oh oh (2X) Sister get it right start to see the light ah ah ah ah
I went with the flow settle in emotions Got bruised and scarred by devotion Oohh I am not saying that we never gave it a try But by god she could lie even when she had to
So get your ass right back Back where it came from Pick up your problems and your lies And then you may save some
I had enough, I had it Don’t let me suffocate again Don ‘t even trying to please you Oh oh oh oh (2X)
Sister get it right start to see the light ah ah ah ah
I had enough, I had it Don’t let me suffocate again Don ‘t even trying to please you Oh oh oh oh (2X)
Sister get it right start to see the light ah ah ah ah

Better Man

Written By: S.Silos/A.Tolsma

Hey now Listen, I never thought and then I met you Not scared what I am about to see I couldn’t believe I bet you You let it all loose, you’re all about the heat now
I got a whole lot to give , only got one to life But my mind keeps running
Your daddy raised you right girl But there is something about you that is wrong you girl Your momma taught you strength girl I bet you make me want to be a better man
Some illusions like to knock In my mind sicking and lonely Obviously you even like to rock Without a sign or even know me You ain’t got shit to prove And while I am leaning So hardcore to me So hear me screaming
Your daddy raised you right girl But there is something about you that is wrong you girl Your momma taught you strength girl I bet you make me want to be a better man
I can hardly deal and doubt it So honest proven and forever anticipating You’re supposed to do the best you can
Your daddy raised you right girl But there is something about you that is wrong you girl
Your momma gave you strength girl I bet you make me want to be a better man
Your daddy raised you right girl But there is something that’s bad about you girl Your momma give you strength girl I bet you trying to make me a better man

This Time

Written By: S.Silos/A.Tolsma

Your tears don’t strike a nerve no more Your pleas don’t reach my ears no more The edge is behind me You went on and crossed the line
Far too many times before Reached out my hands to save you ooh You blew all my sympathy And willingness has fled my mind
I am not... Ooohhh I am not picking you up This time (4X)
It hurts me just to know the truth Hard to fine the love in you To guide your soul’s journey If you don’t care than how can I
There is not getting through to you Lost for words my hands still bruised Compassion is the enemy Rush is what you seek and find
I am not... Ooohhh I am not picking you up This time (4X)
All the times that I helped you out Things remained just like before Kept believing you’d work it out But I simply ain’t got no more
I am not... Ooohhh I am not picking you up This time (4X)
Hey I hope you know this Hey I really do
I am not... Ooohhh I am not picking you up This time (4X)

The World Is Yours

Written By: S.Morrison/R.Peters


I can do all I put my mind to. Fly away with eagles late at night I can make the scars heal at the speed of light. If it doesn’t work I’ll give it another try.
No matter how far the dreams may seem its just a matter of time No matter how dark it gets inside I know you’ll find the light No matter how high the mountain top I know you’ll get there Eve just for a little while
No matter whether you learned a thing or two stop imitating the world is yours (4X)
I can’t say that I know what you’re going through I am tempted to lie but I’m not going to no. Wish that I could take your pain away. I wish that I could make you smile again.
I can feel your hurt from deep within. I can see the tears down your eyes.
All I wish for is for you to smile again. Smile again, smile again. No matter whether you learned a thing or two stop imitating the world is yours (4X)
Ooh now I can’t believe my eyes. And now it feels good to see you smile again. And now just go just fly away and I am sure you’ll find your way.
No matter whether you learn a thing or two stop imitating the world is yours (4X)

Shake It- The Reebok Easytone Song

Written By: Smid/Smid/Sizzer

Come on now shake it up Shake it up me feel good Show me that wicked attitude Lift me up make it alright
Do your thing like you do it all night
Bounce baby bounce Oh oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it Oh oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it Oh oh oh oh oh
Come on girl light my fire Keep on feeding my burning desire Shake me up like an earthquake Give me give me that hot summer shake
Bounce baby bounce Oh oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it Oh oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it Oh oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it
Work it up, get on down, work it up (2X) Oh oh oh oh Work it up, get on down, work it up (2X) Oh oh oh oh
Bounce baby bounce Get on down now and shake it shake it
Oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it Oh oh oh oh Get on down now and shake it shake it

Discography


Single: Still You - 14 August 2008
Single: Long Time - 20 Nov 2009
Single: Coordination - 20 April 2010
Debut Album: Revealed - 11 Feb 2011
Single: Shake It - The Reebok Easytone Song 28 Jan 2011
Single: Let's Get It On - 21 Juli 2011

Set List

Touch The Sky
Crazy Girl
Suffocate
Coordination
Main Road
Damn These Eyes
Where You Belong
This Time
Taste A Tear
The World is Yours
Let's Get It ON
Better Man
Shake It - The Reebok Easytone Song