treeZ

by TreZure Empire

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TreZure collaborated with Jinesis to revitalize the tone and reception of the Billie Holiday classic, "Strange Fruit". A serious writer and invoking vocalist, she put her sensuality and hood sensibility into her arrangement, taking it from tragic to magic.

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southern treeZ/ bare a strange fruit/ blood on the leaves/ and blood at the root/ black bodies swinging, swinging/ in the southern breeze/ black bodies hangin/ from the southern treeZ/ southern treeZ (whisper) make the poplar popular/ pastural scenes from the gallant south/ the bulging eyes and the twisted mouth/ scent of magnolias/ sweet and fresh/ then the smell of burning flesh/ here is a fruit/ for the crows to pluck/ for the rain to gather/ for the wind to suck/ for the treeZ to drop/ here is a strange and bitter crop..

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released April 30, 2010
arrangement by TreZure Empire
produced by Jinesis
written by Abel Meeropol/ Lewis Allen

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TreZure Empire Bronx, New York

TreZure Empire is in the early stages of a legendary career. A poignant writer, immense vocalist and adventurous linguist, she is a profound influence on black alt music. Her sound is a fusion of synth blues, ambient funk and alternative soul, lead by a folk and flamenco inspired voice. She takes powers of the past and marries them with new sounds and technology, creating an epic style of her own. ... more

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