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"Here" Official Lyric Video

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“The past has gone and tomorrow has not come - so where we at?” 

Toronto emcee, producer and songwriter, Xolisa (pronounced koh-lee-sah) releases the 2nd single off of her full-length album debut, “And Gaps Do Lead To Bridges” entitled, “Here”. 

Written and produced by the Trinidadian-Canadian, the single stands as a declaration to both humanity and to self, offering the emcee’s observations on our society’s current state with the message that, “we cannot cross this bridge until we realize that it needs crossing, ‘matta fact. We cannot cross this bridge until we realize just, just where we at - we here.” 

Over a landscape of progressive drums, abstract synths and dusty, psychedelic piano chords, Xolisa delivers to her listeners a message that unapologetically commands us of what we need to do in order to move forward as a human race, all the while offering a sense of humility as she simultaneously admits to her own internal conflicts and battles to overcome, in order to move forward just the same. "How can we move forward as a people if I can't look at myself? How can I look at myself without admitting I need help sometimes?"

"Here" stands as yet another mark of Xolisa's signature production and lyrical delivery - melding the worlds of Hip Hop's boom bap past with an energy that has yet to come, and fits as another piece to the overall story of humanity's exodus from where we are, to where we need to be.

  • Please click here for Xolisa's full bio and DPK.
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