(DE​)​HUMANISE

by Naz & Ella

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1.
Internalised 03:39
Not sure who I am Know who I’m meant to be Which story today It’s getting harder to breathe Long hair, flowing dress Am I the woman society wants me to be? Is the threat real Or is it in my head? I wish I could read their minds Come clean I’ll set me free Is it all internalised? Girlfriend A word I can’t get off my tongue Can I call you my friend What does it matter anyway? Drop your hand Look the other way Too many years of hiding in the shade Wrapped in shame Is the threat real Or is it in my head? I wish I could read their minds Come clean I’ll set me free Is it all internalised? I want to leave my head Tear down the walls Hold your hand in mine Out in the light And for the first time in my life I’m proud to call you mine For the first time in my life I’m proud to call you mine To call you, to call you mine To call you, to call you mine (I feel the shame melt away I feel the shame melt away) To call you, to call you mine To call you, to call you mine (I feel the shame melt away I feel the shame melt away) I feel the shame melt away (Hold me close) I feel the shame melt away
2.
Lights out Under a veil of darkness Haze of alcohol Feel your eyes Following me My senses stir I’m the prey You’re the hunter Anonymous Not responsible No doesn’t mean convince me I said no, doesn’t mean convince me No doesn’t mean convince me I said no, doesn’t mean convince me I’m done With feeling like a piece of meat I’m human too It’s time This normalised behaviour Is put to sleep I’m a person You’re a predator Identified Held responsible No doesn’t mean convince me I said no, doesn’t mean convince me No doesn’t mean convince me I said no, doesn’t mean convince me Sexualised then demonised when we don't reciprocate Sexualised then demonised when we don't (I know my mind) Sexualised then demonised when we don't reciprocate (I know my mind and I won’t play) Sexualised then demonised when we don't I know my mind I know my mind and I won’t play I know my mind I know my mind and I won’t play How many times do I have to tell you to leave me alone? Didn’t you hear me the first time? I said no
3.
Exotica 04:14
I am a bird of paradise From an alien land Always reminded I don’t belong When I was a girl I was taught to believe I needed to bathe in bleach To become the kind of woman you’d adore Oh how I see me has changed as I’ve grown Oh how I see me has changed I am not exotica I am not exotica I am a person, with autonomy Reduced to a fantasy Bending to your will, in your mind, dehumanised Oh how I see you has changed as I’ve grown Oh how I see you has changed I am not exotica I am not exotica I am not exotica I am not exotica I want to be beautiful on my own terms I want to be human and loved the same (humanise me) See me, see me for all that I am See me, see me for all that I am See me, see me for all that I am See me, see me for all that I am I am not exotica I am not exotica I am not exotica I am not exotica
4.
I look into your eyes I couldn’t hurt you Now I understand The lies we’re sold My rage runs deeper How have we justified their pain? It’s not to feed the billions When there’s money to gain How can someone hold a life in their hands And callously take it away? We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy Dinner’s on the table She never felt the wind on her skin Savour the flavour Of fear and pain This isn’t humane What makes Luna different? Intelligence? Circumstance? She tastes so good I’m still asking How can someone hold a life in their hands And take it away? We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy Nearly fifty billion animals are factory farmed every year around the world The majority of these animals never get to express natural behaviours Routinely mutilated, crammed in, the priority is profit We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy We are the enemy
5.
Flux 04:31
Windswept walks on the beach Salty sea spray hits my face Walking alone is not the same I think of you so far away You said don't worry A year will fly by But the cold bitter winter Makes the weeks feel like forever We’re in a state of flux Will we pick up where we left off? Love is like a river Its currents can guide you Or take you in and break your bones Outta sight, outta mind I guess that we weren’t right Space and time made me realise This river has run dry Now you're here, we should be great But we've both changed Conversations are stilted The way we feel has shifted We don't touch anymore So much to say but we don't say it Icicle smiles Strangeness of strangers We’re in a state of flux Couldn’t pick up where we left off Love is like a river Its currents can guide you Or take you in and break your bones Outta sight, outta mind I guess that we weren’t right Space and time made me realise This river has run dry Our hands relax We could only hold on for so long The idea of our love just wasn't enough And I’m already gone But I wish the best for you Love is like a river Its currents can guide you Or take you in and break your bones Outta sight, outta mind I guess that we weren’t right Space and time made me realise This river has run dry

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(DE)HUMANISE is the second EP by Naz & Ella, exploring themes around humanity and dehumanisation.

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released May 7, 2021

Written and recorded by Naz & Ella
All live instruments played by Naz & Ella except cello in 'Flux' played by Polina Kermesh
Drums programmed by Dan Lucas at Anchor Baby Recording
Mixed by Dan Lucas at Anchor Baby Recording
Mastered by Charlie Francis

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Naz & Ella London, UK

Fusing a gritty, grunge-infused aura with traditional folk-inspired musicality, Naz & Ella channel their anger and frustration at the world through tightly wound harmonies and intricate guitar riffs.

Blending influences such as The Cranberries, Nirvana and PJ Harvey, the north London-based duo’s raw and intimate sound captivates listeners, with their delicate but defiant vocals front and centre.
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