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Find A Place - Jemma Freeman And The Cosmic Something

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Published on Aug 2, 2019

Released on Trapped Animal Records 2nd August 2019
Written by Jemma Freeman
Drums: Hamilton Lee
Drums: Jason Ribeiro
Bass: Mark Estall
Bass: Jemma Freeman
Guitar: Luke Cartledge
Guitar: Jemma Freeman

JFATCS recorded two different performances of the track and mixed both versions in mono. As a result, in the full stereo version both mono mixes are playing at the same time, one panned hard left and the other hard right. This adds to the ethereal feel of the track as the brain processes both inputs. Producer Mark Estall was inspired by the ideas of Jason Pierce of Spiritualized who had intended to record their album ‘Ladies & Gentlemen... /Let It Come Down’ this way, but didn’t due to lack of funds.
On the track, Jemma says “The song is about feeling empowered and finding your stage, or place where you fit in physically and psychologically The concept of the song itself is about the duality of our internal and external representations of ourselves. The idea of feeling empowered and the external image finally matching with my internal narrative. I've always felt genderless or imbued with maleness when I play live but it wasn't until I performed i drag that i felt I could access those parts of me. For those elements to align was a powerful experience. The kind of cathartic nature of finally presenting your most inner power very publicly and using what could be paranoia or undermining thoughts to your advantage.”
On the track, producer Mark says, “I liked the idea of that situation where you see two people sat next to each other on a bus listening to a song on one headphone each from the same device ... that they'd actually both be listening to two different versions of the song. Also add to that the theme of the song which is about identity politics, specifically through the prism of drag and therefore expressed via dual identities ... it all fitted together nicely as a concept.”

You've got to find a place for yourself, honey,
Drag yourself onto your own stage,
Ignore all those eyes staring they're just judging,
You've got to set yourself from the fray,

But no-one ever told you that it would feel this way,
Your initiative is ailing and you're dead to air,
Gasping as your system shuts down, nothing's running,
You're just another asset in this foolish game,

You've got to find a place for yourself, honey,
I look at you and see myself way back when,
Don't you know that half the world's faking,
Just fronting,
What makes you think you can't be, the same?

You've got to find a place for yourself, honey,
Drag yourself onto your own stage,
Absorb all those eyes staring they're comforting,
You've got to set yourself from the fray,

But no-one ever told you that it would feel this way,
Your initiative is ailing and you're dead to air,
Gasping as your system shuts down, nothing's running,
You're just another asset in this foolish game,

You're a digital recording in a world of tape,
Your initiative is ailing and you're dead to air,
Gaslighting backstabbers trying to spoil your day,
Don't falter, don't falter, don't falter, don't falter, don't fail!

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    • Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something
  • Album

    • Find a Place
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • [Merlin] Cargo Records UK (on behalf of Trapped Animal Records)

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