Turn Around Feat. Iva Lamkum

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The first vocal track drawn from Sola Rosa’s new album Get It Together, Turn Around is a horn-driven number featuring the sultry vocals of Wellington songstress Iva Lankum. Bouncing along atop a loping beat, punctuated by percussion, and harnessing the potency of Sola Rosa’s live roster this nimble nipper follows on the heels of the instrumental album introduction Del Ray and shows off the diversity you can expect when Get It Together drops this year. This choice cut speaks to both mainman Andrew Spraggon’s ear for a catchy tune and choice in collaborator, Turn Around being as suited to a late night smoky bar as it is to a stoner-ific summer.


Papa never said anything about this
Your mama never listen to a word that you say
Simple little words just to make another chain
So lay dead in my grave
Fall in the gaps and I can't get up
Pulling up the ropes and it gets so tough
Strategy thoughts till I'm on the top
And I won't cry for help
The lies, the truth
To ease the pain
You know you got to say a thing
Child force to lose or gain
It's time they recognise your name
Simple word is all I say, no more lies and arguments
Start again, start again

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

So why you gotta lie for
Why you gotta speak for
Why you wanna tell all the things that you know we just don't agree on
Oh my bad, did I put you down
So sad, and so you blame myself
You mad, do I care oh well
Get off the bus and ride yourself
Now i'ma turn it around
Get an amount
Settle me out
Figure it out
Speak your mind, define this
Hold up, hold up
You gotta tell me now so we can figure it out
Let me know what you be thinking about
Ooh oh
Where do you go, where do you go, where do you go
Na Na Na No.

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2

Turn around, don't you come back this way
I hold my grounds
Never take your judgement x2


from Get It Together (Deluxe Edition), track released March 3, 2009
(I. Lamkum, A. Spraggon)

Iva Lamkum – Vocals
Andrew Spraggon – Production, Organ, Synths, Programming
Ben White – Guitar
Matt Short – Bass
Will Scott – Drums
Hadyn Godfrey - Trombone
Andrew McDowall - Trumpet
Caitlin Smith – Backing Vocals
Scratch 22 – Scratches

Drum engineering – Tom Miskin


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Sola Rosa Auckland, New Zealand

From a humble, self-released one man project, Sola Rosa has grown to a high-octane live collective, successfully melding hip hop, reggae, latin, soul and funk. The group have collaborated with artists such as Spikey Tee, Olivier Daysoul, Kevin Mark Trail, Tawiah and Noah Slee while a number of tracks have been remixed by producers as noteworthy as Tall Black Guy, The Nextmen, DJ Vadim and TM Juke. ... more

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