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An ode to 90’s R&B, Amerigo Gazaway and Xiomara’s “1990” album is a nostalgic love letter to an era that redefined the genre. Known for his work reinterpreting classics, Gazaway (most recently tapped by the Miles Davis estate for his work on the lost Rubberband sessions), steps out of his role as a remixer and gives Bay Area artist, Xiomara, the bedrock for her voice to flourish.

With her breakout 2016 release “Seven Nineteen,” Xiomara’s soulful debut took home top rankings in SF Weekly’s “5 Best Bay Area Albums of 2016” list and led to guest spots on releases from Son Little, Blu, and Oh No to name a few. Leaning heavy on Xiomara’s songwriting and arrangement chops, the newly formed duo spent the last year crafting a collaboration as original as it is reminiscent.

Watch the official music video for "That Old Alarm" here: youtu.be/y4-Zm6skX3Q

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released November 5, 2019

Soul Mates 2019

Written & Performed by Xiomara
Produced & Mixed by Amerigo Gazaway
Executive Producer: Rickey Mindlin

Post-Production Mixing & Mastering by ThisIsArt
(thisisartmusic.com)

Cover photo by Anthony "Mogli" Maureal
(www.themogli.com)

Additional Credits:

Narration/Spoken Word: Rickey Vincent (2, 7, 11)
(www.rickeyvincent.com)

Electric Bass: Amarinder Singh (Track 4)

Lyrics/Vocals: Blu (Track 13)
(thenewcolorblu.bandcamp.com)

Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Keys, Organ, Turntables, Recorder, MIDI Sequencing, Drum Programming, Synthesizer: Amerigo Gazaway

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Track Name: Westside Swing
Lyrics:

[Chorus}
Oh you know me so much better
Than I could ever know myself
And if I take direction learn my lesson
Then you’ll still leave with someone else
(Repeat)

[Verse 1]
Boy are you down to be the only one
with the key to my little heart
If you are, time to show and prove,
boy you know just what you got to do
To make me yours, you gotta get up
and into something
Oh no one’s made it telling fables watching tables turn
Be cool, but not so cool you can’t be schooled
Do you take me for some type of fool?

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
I’m not sure you’re the one true love
that this rolling stone will ever know
When I’m on tour, do you even call do you
ever think of me at all
Cause you got me so caught up
in a sticky situation, well I’m about to rock your world
You and your homies swear you know me but
you don’t know a thing
if you thought I was that type of girl
you know me

[Chorus]

{Bridge]
Want you to hold me down
not just when nobody but you and me around
and baby you know that it’s time to put
some respect on my name
now that you see I ain’t came here
to play your games
Oh you know me

[Chorus}

{Vamp (Spoken)]
Oh you know me so much better baby
Than I could ever hope to know myself
And if I take direction learn my lesson
Then you will still leave for someone else – Alright
(Repeat)

[Outro: Rickey Vincent]
Westside Swing on 1990 FM
Riding on a song
You don’t have to hurry
This vibe will be here after we are gone...
Track Name: Bay Area 51
Lyrics:

Oh Oh
Yea yea yea yea
Oh Oh

[Verse]
She only has eyes for me
It might not be wise to lead her on
Done a lot of dirt in my past
And until nightfall’s upon me
I know that

[Chorus]
I’d go to war with galaxies for you
But you can’t Force may da be with you
Just love me now (c’mon baby and love me now)
Just love me now (c’mon baby and love me now)
Just love me now

[Verse]
As far as we can see
Another day might not come when we greet the sun
Oh I see all she can be
truly I’m just afraid that she aint the one for me

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Love is Freedom (love is freedom, love is freedom)
Your love is freedom (love is freedom, love is freedom)
Love is Freedom (love is freedom, love is freedom)
Love is freedom

[Chorus]

Love me now
Love me now
Love me now
Just love me baby
Love me now
Love me now
Love me now
Just love me baby
(Repeat to fade out)
Track Name: You & Me
Lyrics:

Your touch is a summer storm passin over (passin over)

[Verse 1]
You wanted to chill
I wanna give you the real
And as the temperature builds passions boiling
And every night we talk on the phone
Hollering and carrying on
I want you swing down carry me home

[Chorus]
Whatever you want I’m down for whatever
Whatever you wish I hope to be
I never have had a love give me pleasure
Quite like you and me

[Verse 2]
Oh now I can feel my body layin into your pressure oh
When you put it down don’t hold back a thing
Uh huh the way you got me shakin I’ma need me a stretcher
Don’t take your love away from me
Your touch is a summer storm
passin over, I’m no good
You’re rippling pushing pools from me
Oh and baby I’m wide open and down for your lovin
You make me wanna give it all can’t you see?

[Chorus]
Whatever you want I’m down for whatever
Whatever you wish I hope to be
I never have had a love give me pleasure
Quite like you and me

(Bass Solo)

[Chorus]
(Modulate, Repeat)

Oh Oh Oh
You want us to chill
And as the temperature builds
Passions boiling
And when we talk on the phone (oh oh)
I want you, carry me home
Track Name: No Pressure
Lyrics:

Ooh
(yea)
Oh
(No pressure baby)
Oh oh
(No Pressure)

[Chorus]
I don’t feel no pressure just lookin to the sky
I ain’t even trippin forever getting high
If ever we are parted
check you later in my dreams
We’re just getting started
No pressure at all

I don’t feel no pressure just lookin to the sky
I ain’t even trippin forever getting high
If ever we are parted, check you later in my dreams
We’re just getting started
No pressure at all
(No pressure at all)

*Open Verse (Record your own thing, and send it back to us) WITH THE hashtag #NoPressureChallenge

[Chorus]
(Repeat 1x)

We’re just getting started!
Track Name: Missed Call
Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Must be mad
Bringing me roses again
Even now you don’t get, or you seem to forget
Flowers dead upon arrival don’t mean nothing at all
I’ll be screaming with my legs in the air when you call
You always looking for a reason, jumping bad at my crib
Disrespecting me, projecting all your baggage in tow
Look no further I’m your problem ‘least you see it that way
Don’t start
Daddy yuh nah wan none wi’ me, yeah

[Chorus]
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Don’t go woah)
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Ya don’t go)
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Oh don’t go)

Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Don’t go woah)
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Oh ya don’t go)
Don’t go sinkin in the dicksand (Oh don’t go)
Don’t go sinkin in the

[Verse 2]
Yes I’m juvenile
But you got with it anyway
Got to riding started feeling slighted by your blasphemous ways
No more smiles
Ya done brought the dumb broad outa G
And when the truth hits ya lookin stupid I know you
Wasn’t prepared (for me)
Bringing you crashing to your knees
(Honestly and to this day baby I never met a brotha I need)
Ain’t my style to chase the D Down Do me a favor
and Disappear
If I find myself here again I won’t believe none of what I hear and I won’t go

[Chorus]

Vamp (DJ Scratching)
Wha-Wha- What’s the problem?
Why you always frontin on me? (Repeat 2x)
What’s the problem?
Why-Why you frontin on me?
What’s the problem?
Why you always frontin on me?
Why you frontin on me?
What’s the problem? W-w-what’s the problem?
What’s the problem? You always frontin on me

[Outro: Rickey Vincent]
You know
That's just how it goes
Ain't no other way around it
Sometimes things just be the way they is
Some things is in the future some things is in the past
Just gotta make the most of it
Track Name: Bounce
Lyrics:

Uh, for the fuckboys, c’mon c’mon
Hey Hey
Tryna bounce, sit down
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

[Verse 1]
Y’aint gotta say nothing
I already know you fuck with me
But what’s it all about
You seem to think my time is free you’re
Poppin everything with legs (true)
Youre tasteless and confused (true)
But I don’t really give a damn no
What ya got going on

[Chorus]
Tryna bounce, sit down
Tryna bounce, sit down homie
Tryna bounce sit down down
Tryna bounce sit down homie for me
Ya tryna bounce sit down
Tryna bounce sit down homie
I’m tryna break it down down
You’re lookin like ya got somewhere to be

[Bridge]
Oh baby
Now we’re taking it slow
We’ve been spending time
And I want you to know
I’m down to party
Long as you’re keepin it G
I got some things to say but you (but you)
You’re lookin like ya got somewhere to be

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
You don’t wanna hear nothin
Mmm Got a nigga feeling like I’m talking to myself
Is that what you’re about?
(Hmm)
Well you should just bump somebody else
I already know your game (true)
And I got nothin left to lose but you
Nigga I don’t really give a damn what
what you got going on-uh
Nooo sistas sing

[Chorus]

[Vamp (Slowed)]
(For the fuckboys, C’mon C’mon)
Baby now we’re takin it slow
Baby now we’re takin it slow
Baby now we’re takin it slow
Baby now we’re takin it slow
(Repeat to fade out)
Track Name: Can't Let Go
Lyrics:

[Chorus]
I can’t let go (I can’t let you)
I can’t let you go (thought you should know)
Thought you should know (I can’t let you)
I can’t let go

[Verse 1]
Feeling you is all I wanna do
I’m here to take it all off your mind
If you ask me baby, I’ll give my love to you
And freak you ‘til the end of time
Lay your day down, it’s just you and I
Everything before this moment
Let it slip away
(if you make)
Sweet love to me in the morning
I’ll show you what I mean
Oh I wanna make you scream I’ma have you saying

[Chorus]

[Verse 2]
Love when you’re up under me yeah
You got me down on my knees
Like when you put your hands around my neck
It causes me to forget
The fearful woman that I used to be
And now I’m ready

[Bridge/Breakdown: Trill AG]
Iss dat Iss dat OG, SD
Smokin is my remedy
Dat OG, SD
Smokin is my
Iss dat Iss dat OG, SD
Smokin is my remedy (my remedy my remedy)

Xiomara:

Wanna hear you say!

[Chorus]
(Repeat)

[Skit]
We can’t let you smoke
We can’t let you smoke
(Repeat)
Track Name: That Old Alarm
Lyrics:

Uh-Uh-Oh
Ooh Ohh
Oh

[Verse 1]
Death would be sweet relief
Can’t get you out of my head
As contradictory as it seems
You won’t be hard to forget
Pinching me out of a dream
You are my only regret
For fear of regression
I’m kickin you out of my bed
Oh no…

[Chorus]
Go away don’t come back tomorrow
This ain’t the path that I’m s’posed to follow
Go ahead and get thee gone
Keep away with your indecision
I told you I love you
You s’posed to listen
What’s a girl to do but sing the blues?
[
Verse 2]
You said that I was the one
Not with your lips, with your eyes
I’m getting out of here, cause you could be
My sweet demise
You made it hard to believe (You don’t be-lieve)
You don’t believe in my heart
Don’t come chasin’ after me, ringin’
That Old Alarm

[Chorus]

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Ooh ooh
Wooooo
Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh
Wooo-hoo-hoo
Hoo-ooh-hoo
Track Name: 1999
Lyrics:

[Narration/Spoken Word: Rickey Vincent]
1990, It's all the way live
Planting these thought seeds in your mind
The past, present and forever, we mash it up
Now it's harvest time
Track Name: You Don't Know Jack Pt. II (Bonus Track)
Lyrics:

Yeah
Yeah Oh

[Verse 1]
Cuffing season came then left
And left me with a couple dollars to sustain myself
Perhaps it's time I call for help (yeah)
'Cause traces of your fingertips still linger on my breath
A spliff or five may ease the pain
My spirit worn, my inside torn, I'll never feel the same

[Chorus]
But I can't find another guy
Not yet we haven't tried
And I get so teary-eyed,
when I see the stripes on your Adidas
I can't find another guy
Not yet we haven't tried
And I get so teary-eyed,
when I see the stripes on your Adidas

Yeah

[Scatting]

Lucid lover leave me alone (yeah)
A breath of spring fell softly on the leaves and now you're gone
Trade me for your bag of bones
You's a vagabond who can't decide which side ethe fence he's on

[Chorus]
Track Name: That Old Alarm feat. Blu (Extended Mix)
Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Death would be sweet relief
Can’t get you out of my head
As contradictory as it seems
You won’t be hard to forget
Pinching me out of a dream
You are my only regret
For fear of regression
I’m kickin you out of my bed
Oh no…

[Chorus]
Go away don’t come back tomorrow
This ain’t the path that I’m s’posed to follow
Go ahead and get thee gone
Keep away with your indecision
I told you I love you
You s’posed to listen
What’s a girl to do but sing the blues?

[Verse 2]
You said that I was the one
Not with your lips, with your eyes
I’m getting out of here, cause you could be
My sweet demise
You made it hard to believe (You don’t be-lieve)
You don’t believe in my heart
Don’t come chasin’ after me, ringin’
That Old Alarm

[Verse 3: Blu (Rapping)]
Uh
I guess it’s not trust true truth hurts and I had no intention
Never intended to hurt you, but it does
Cold Crush Brothas touch sistas hearts
crush, No Love
Could ever measure up to love
But she looking back at me like he might be the type to define
Love
When in all reality, how does he find Love
is the question
We all know how they leave em
Is the answer to the cancer called love eats freedom
Or the candle called lit, we lit up, now melted
Eye to eye, guy to god I can’t seem to help it
If the love isn’t mine maybe time being selfish keeps
Telling me to wait my time
But my mind so jealous
Why does he get to see you age, you sleep,
you bathe you eat every day
Maybe I’m not the sun you intended me to be
Just That Old Alarm warning you to
Be Free

[Chorus]

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