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about

Ascending from Los Angeles by way of the Bay Area, artist, writer and producer Harriet Brown is back to deliver his debut
album, Contact, the follow-up to his 2014 EP, New Era. Composed, arranged, co-produced and performed by your very
own himself, Contact is a concept album about communication and the contact we purposely, accidentally and inherently
struggle to make between friends, lovers and strangers, be them human or otherwise. And when it comes to the live show,
Harriet Brown will stun you. It’s an all-in-one package deal with sensual vocals, live loops, groovin’ drum machines, manic
guitar lines and thick synths, all at the hands of one being. It’s no secret that this multi-instrumentalist and producer is
influenced sonically and ethically by The Artist himself. And If Prince is his king, Sade is his queen, as they reside over an
ever expanding court of every genre that falls in between. Harriet Brown’s sound is not what you’d expect from a one man
band – sexual and sensitive, ambiguous and androgynous, prepare to be paralyzed by the sounds of Harriet Brown.

credits

released April 21, 2017

• • • All Words and Music Written, Composed, Arranged and Performed** by Harriet Brown • Additional arranging on “Mother” by Alex Talan • Produced and Mixed by Alex Talan and Harriet Brown • Recorded primarily from May 2015–January 2016 by Alex Talan at Cool World West in Koreatown, Los Angeles, with additional recordings from March–November 2014 by Harriet Brown at home in West Oakland and Koreatown, Los Angeles. Drums and percussion on “Cryptid”, “Atlantis” and “In My Head” recorded August 2015 by Dan Horne at Lone Palm Studios in Echo Park, Los Angeles • Mastered by Bernie Grundman • Artwork, additional mixing and overall executive bad bitch advising by Tammy N • • •

**except: raging synth solo on "Paralyzed" performed by Benedek • keyboard sparkles on "Obsession" and rhodes on "In My Head" performed by Leo Paparella • drum kit and bongo on "Cryptid" and bongo on "In My Head" performed by Ryan Wansley • bongo and aux percussion on "Atlantis performed by Ryan Wansley and Harriet Brown * guiro on "In My Head" performed by Dan Horne

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Track Name: Intro
Ladies and Gentlemen
Boys and girls
Currants of all constellations
I bring to you the one, the only
Your very own
HARRIET BROWN

when i look at your body girl
oooo
you know just what i’m thinkin’
oohh

and you’re leavin’ your letters on
i can see that you’re thinkin’
oohh

I’m here with you today, in thanks and in congratulations, in excitement and in extreme anticipation, in going beyond, and without further deliberation, (this all, incontestably impossible without your own participation – i’m talking to you, this inter-nation) as we enter, in collaboration, into a New Era.

shapin’ me up, while you shakin’ it down, i ain’t never seen another like you around
i drop to the ground, just to keep my feet, cuz when you’re lookin’ at me, it’s like an earthquake shakin’ the beat
but i’d like to get to know your name, and i can only hope my lady that you feelin’ the same
so imma crawl to you until i touch your feet
and if i come to you, will you contact me?

H-A double R-I-E-T  B-R-O-W-N
do i have to spell it for you again?
or will you remember this time? cuz all night i been sendin’ you signs
i wanna know if you can read my lips, or additionally baby can you read my hips?
i gotta message for you, tryna give you a clue
but you gotta get to know me ‘fore you know what to do, that’s right

I love you all very much
Track Name: ESP
this party puttin’ me in a daze, smilin’ back, when you look my way
minutes pass, and i’m relaxed, but your shoulders tighten and you’re givin’ me sass

when i look in your eyes, you think you showin’ me what’s behind
baby please, know that i cannot always read your mind
talk through ESP, baby i wish that was me
but i was not blessed with that sixth sense, oh can’t you see

midnight strikes, “shall we go?” i shrug my shoulders with an “i suppose”
an hour passes and i’m feelin’ down, i wish we’d turn this ship around

when you look in my eyes, can’t you see what’s on my mind
do i have to spell out every word of my desire?
it ain’t no ESP, at least i thought you could hear me
never knew the sound of my words was that hard to read

sometimes i think i’m an alien on your planet
sometimes you must feel like an alien in my world
whatever language you speak, i can learn it
because baby i want you to be my girl

ain’t got no ESP
naw baby that ain’t me
wish i had ESP
Track Name: Paralyzed feat. Benedek
paralyzed
the moment you stepped clear into my vision
burn my mind
lookin’ for words but I cannot think

everything, everything, everything you do
it is what i’m looking for
everything, everything, everything you do
baby, please

paralyzed
common senses dissolve into fission
venom eyes
creep in slowly ‘til i cannot breathe

everything, everything, everything you do
keep me writhing on the floor
everything, everything, everything you do
make me come back wanting more

oh my, look at the time, seventeen hours, is she passing me by?
my heaven is now
my heaven is now
oh my, look at the time, seventeen hours, am i losing my mind?
my heaven is now
my heaven is now

paralyzed
slithered into bed while i was sleeping
what a surprise
see you in my heaven either way

everything, everything, everything you do
shoots me deep into my core
everything, everything, everything you do
make me come back

oh my, look at the time, seventeen hours, is she passing me by?
my heaven is now
my heaven is now
oh my, look at the time, seventeen hours, am i losing my mind?
my heaven is now
my heaven is now
Track Name: Cybernetiplegia
hello
i- i saw you across the room
but i haven't said anything
oh, i'm usually just here
but when i saw your face
i knew
i had to participate
i see you

saw you today, well at least i saw your name
in the pixels on my shining screen, i talk to you that way
i heard you were bored of your life, so i sent word
in an instant just to see if i could offer some support
but when we talk inter-space, you don’t always get what i say
so i stop myself, but maybe it’s too late, baby
starin' at the words that my fingers have formed
and wonder what did i really communicate

how will i ever find you
if you don’t ever respond?
cybernetiplegia
without you, i can’t move on

left in suspense, my heavy heart, mind tense
only until your words notify me i can finally rest
but that ain't nothin' but a dream, i’m still only eating ice cream
at least until your name is flashing once again upon my screen
then at last i can know there ain't no trouble with my beau
and i can go outside; do you have the time? baby
picturin’ your smile, but haven't seen it in a while,
when you talk to me; can you talk to me, baby?

how will i ever find you
if you don't ever respond?
cybernetiplegia
without you, i can't move on

cyclin' through your picture frames, don't underestimate me, i can cycle through these for days
in fact that's all i can do, while i'm waiting on you, to get back to me, tellin' me that everything is the same
'cause i'm left wishin' for new visions of the lover i crave, i wanna see you validate me in the space that we make 
it could be that you're asleep, but i seen activity, how can you do other things when you're not respondin' to me? oh babe!!!

how will i ever find you?
will you ever respond?
cybernetiplegia
without you, i just can't move on

it's cool?
Track Name: Contact
now, light blurs into time moves so fast it freezes, all sound dies but bliss’s melody, all feeling, sight, space erased, but the face of
Track Name: Mother
mother, won’t you tell me, why these things, they goin’ on? all these things they goin’ on
brother, please help me, with everything that’s goin’ wrong; everything is goin’ wrong

i’m still trying to remember, every day,
living up here, myself in space,
is never a good idea when you can’t hear out what anybody else would say – i know
got to look down on earth, see all the trouble goin’ round on earth, when she opens up her mouth
but i think i’m too far out
gravity can’t pull me down
endlessly floating
now i feel like i’m a supermassive black hole, pullin’ in the weight of our world
all because i didn’t get that call back, heart attack, where would i be without my boo?
i know that you had said,
“boy, you gotta get your ass up out yo head”
up out yo bed
up from them sheets
sinkin’ so low, just ‘cuz i ain’t caught my flow this week
i know people tryna eat, but  i’m tryna thrive
people strugglin’ to stay alive, when i’m trippin’ on catchin’ my vibe
i’m up so high past the clouds, baby bring me back down
and with my feet on the ground, maybe i can feel right wondering

mother, won’t you tell me, why these things, they goin’ on? why these things they goin’ on
brother, please help me, with everything that’s goin’ wrong; everything is goin’ wrong

[so high in my pod, baby let me feel some sod]
all i need’s your words to caress me down into your atmosphere, where i might see clear and feel an earthquake shake me up and down and all through from my toes to my head
tell me, why am i still in my bed?
need to get out from my eyes today, gotta see out of your eyes some way
oh, but i can’t even handle my own, how can i think of the world’s?
and then my own baby girl’s? ahhh
now i can’t focus
i think i broke this
my oxygen be runnin’ low up here

mother, won’t you tell me, why these things, they goin’ on? all these things they goin’ on
brother, please help me, with everything that’s goin’ wrong; everything is goin’ wrong
Track Name: Obsession
can’t get up
can’t lie down
my mind’s numb
without you
no reason
to get out
I sit down and think about you

i want your love all 24 hours of the day
feel your lips at sixty-some kisses per hour
every minute with you keeps my pain at bay
but one millisecond with you missin’, i might melt my mind away

can you take me with you, darling dear?
oo you take me away, let me go, let me go, let me go, let me go with you
you take me away, baby baby baby baby
take me away
baby can you take me with you, come take me away

i want your love all 24 hours of the day
feel your lips at sixty-some kisses per hour
every minute with you keeps my pain at bay
but one millisecond with you missin’, i might melt my mind away
Track Name: Cryptid
i am not always certain where to go
livin’ what is better is not always the clearest on my mind
they said you weren’t actual
but the entire world regarded, you’re the realest person that i’d find
baby won’t you let me touch you
no one would believe me, doesn’t matter how much i could feel
but only you can do it to me
all the other ladies never knowin’ how to keep it real

in my dreams
she called to me
in my dreams
she said she’d come back for me
in my dreams
you don’t belong here son
in my dreams
you’re gonna come with us

bettin’ every bottom just to prove that i am not alone
you could give me some collateral
baby but you know i love you dearly, your promises i never will let go
baby come over and touch me
they never will believe me, doesn’t matter how much you can feel
but only you can do it to me
all the other ladies, sometimes they make me feel so [crazy]

in my dreams
she called to me
in my dreams
she said she’d come back for me
in my dreams
you don’t belong here son
in my dreams
you’re gonna come with us
Track Name: Atlantis
oh baby, you should have left me there
you saved me, you dried off every hair

atlantis lures
i’m sinking through my sheets
but you, so pure
you couldn’t let me dream

sweet lover, why drag me from the shore?
no other has known what i long for

the overworld
i’m sinking to escape
but noble girl
you couldn’t let me fade

when i saw you i knew that i couldn’t let you get away
i would give anything just to know that you’ll live through the day
so baby won’t you call it love?
so baby won’t you call me yours?
you can stay here forever i’ll never let you wash away
i would give anything just to know that you’ll live through the day
so baby won’t you call it love?
so baby won’t you call me yours?

your fervent love
has kept me for your own
holy above
won’t let me turn to foam
Track Name: Outro (Athanasi)
doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

lady, it’s a one-way train and i know that it’s with you i want to go

but lately, you been makin’ me feel like we could get up and conduct our own

doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

lady, you can freeze your mind but the world outside will never stop its spinnin’

but lately, you been makin’ me feel like as long as we’re together we are winnin’

doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Track Name: In My Head
in my head, you do love me down, kiss me back down to you
in my bed, moon be showerin’ me with the fantasy of you

you’re my lilac, girl
my deep lilac, girl

you smell ever so sweet, with your scent caressin’ me, baby girl do you know what you doin’ to me
you do it with such ease, but it’s harder for me, please, honey why you always teasin’ me for so long; oh when i know

girl you’re my lilac queen
my private moonbeam
you’re descending into my room

come on closer babe
i can hardly wait any longer honey
take control of me
you have sovereignty over this here country

that’s right
i am the land, and you have dominion

you break me down, you make me weak, when i’m thinkin’ of you, you know it’s hard to eat, unless it’s you girl
you take me up to space, and all the way back down, i’ll never grab the reins cuz i know you got the power, oo i like it

i know just what i want, and baby girl it’s what you got, can you come and take me for a ride, we can use the lincoln
you love it when i’m sayin’ that i think of you all day and i would rather be with you than be in heaven
cuz you’re my heaven