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Life Works Out​.​.​. Usually

by Demae

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    After selling it out in just a few weeks, the 12" vinyl returns. Get your hands on the repress, blessed with incredible photography by Nwaka Okparaeke and vibrant art direction/design by Mutual Intentions' Hans Jørgen Wærner.

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  • Bundle: 12" Vinyl + 'You So Shady' Glasses

    12" vinyl + super limited, special frames hand-selected by Demae from her 'You So Shady' side hustle. Once they're gone, they're gone!

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  • 'A True Flower Blossoms Too' T-Shirt (Black/White)
    T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    "Should you choose to see the true beauty in you, you will see a true flower blossoms too" — we love this beautiful statement so much that we felt like carrying it on a tee!

    With lyrics taken from Demae's ode to self-empowerment "Use It", we hope to spread self-love and positivity with this vibrant and bold design by Mutual Intentions' Hans Jørgen Wærner, who also designed Demae's vinyl sleeve.

    Available in black or white and made on 100% organic ring-spun combed cotton. Super soft and thick (220gsm) to the touch so you know it's that proper quality — perfect for all seasons.

    Washing Instructions:
    - Wash cold or max 30°
    - Ironing 110° (no ironing on print)
    - Do not tumble dry or dry clean

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Basic Love 02:45
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Help Me Live 00:48
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Hey I’m feeling ah Hey I’m feeling ah Hey I’m feeling Ya ya ya I’m feeling kinda hazy Feels like I’m in a trance or even maybe I need you to come and save me I’m stuck in a daze Alright Is that a if, no, or maybe? Well If so Baby won’t you come and save me I need you to come a break me up Up from these chains Alright Is that a no or maybe Mmm mmm da da da come and save me Coz I feel like I might be going crazy I’m stuck in a daze Oh no Yea Hey Baby Hey You had me looking crazy But somehow really it dont phase me Just wanna be wherever you take me Always on my mind Without you I’m lost and always in a rut So say yes to my cause of being all yours If that’s a no or maybe don’t you know I’ll cry for you baby Coz my whole life revolves around you lately I’m stuck in a daze Ooo ooo o o ooo o ooo Hey Baby Hey Stuck in a daze Hey
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Ford 02:53
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Use It 03:19
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about

Presenting the spirit booster that this year needed; the incredible, debut proect from London's Demae (fka Bubblerap and ⅓ of Hawk House) — due on digital and 12” vinyl via Touching Bass.

'Life Works Out...Usually' is a soothing antidote to these turbulent times; a soulful coming-of-age story celebrating black joy, self-empowerment and life learnings centered around an integral two year period of growth and featuring appearances from Fatima (Eglo Records), Joe Armon-Jones, Ego Ella May and Nala Sinephro — all part of our close-knit, London-based musical community.

Sonically, it draws a unique line between the grit of inner-city London soul, interstellar Flying Lotus electronic rushes and new-age Dilla-isms mixed with flecks of London’s exciting jazz-influenced sounds. Production comes from rising producers like Eun (Ego Ella May, Denzel Himself), Jake Milliner (Slum Village, Lord Apex), 104.ROG (Liv.e, THEESatisfaction) and Wu-Lu (Ego Ella May).

Demae was previously one-third of hip-hop adventurists, Hawk House, whose introspective, eclectic style was reshuffling the rule book for UK-based rap, quickly making them one of the UK’s most exciting emerging sounds and earning fans from Mac Miller and Ghostpoet to Wretch 32 and Jill Scott. 

Touching Bass' relationship with Demae runs deep (having met each other back in 2012) making the label the perfect home as they continue to prise open a distinct, exciting lane for themselves as a stable for forward-thinking, soulful music.

In a previous life, she built a notorious reputation and following on Soundcloud for creating imaginative covers, demos and flips of tracks under her Bubblerap alias. From Minnie Ripperton and MNDSGN to Missy Elliott and Andre 3000, the tracks have racked up over a million plays.

In more recent times, she has also become a fundamental part of Fatima’s touring band as a backing vocalist since the release of her much loved second album And Yet It’s All Love.

credits

released September 4, 2020

All compositions written and performed by Demae Chioma Wodu

People Are Weird (Eun, production)
Basic Love (10.4 ROG, production)
Help Me Live (Jake Milliner, production)
Stuck In A Daze (Eun, production; Ego Ella May, writer/add. vocals; Joe Armon-Jones, keys/writing)
Ford (Eun, production)
Use It (10.4 ROG, production)
Let Go (Wu-Lu, production; Joe Armon-Jones, keys/writing),
Seasons Change (Eun, production; Fatima, writing/add. vocals; Nala Sinephro, writing/harp; Joe Armon-Jones, keys/writing)

Mixing/Executive Producer: Eun
Mastering: Ben Hixon/Frank Merritt
Photography: Nwaka Okparaeke
Graphic Design: Hans Jørgen Wærner
Art Direction: Demae, Alex Rita and Errol Anderson

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Demae is an Artist born and bred in North West LDN

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