CONJUR WOMAN

by Tamara Renée

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Tamara Renée is an old soul newly planted in the earthly realm with roots that are deep and transient. Her interplanetary travel is frequent. In her voice is a mixture of ethereal jazz, gritty blues, guttural funk- all topped with her natural hip-hop swag. If you are a grandma, child, teenager, mama, papa, cousin, lover, hater, or any other human being/extraterrestrial who inhabits this earth and beyond- you will be able to find a part of you in Tamara’s voice and words. With each project and performance Tamara sheds her skin to reveal a deeper layer of vulnerability, strength, and intensity.

Tamara Renée's 3rd project and 1st full length LP, CONJUR WOMAN, is named after a series of collages by Harlem Renaissance artist, Romare Bearden. The Conjur Woman is a mythical, black, southern, archetype who holds the moon in a locket at her breast. She is able to transform her reality and her solitude is her strength. This woman, dark place is where her treasure lies. Conjur Woman is an initiation and a birthright. This album signifies the threshold, the cross over to the obeah woman. Inspired by great albums such as D’angelo’s- Voodoo, Andre 3000's- The Love Below, Erykah Badu’s- Mama’s Gun, Minnie Ripperton's-Adventures in Paradise, Marvin Gaye's- Here My Dear, Kendrick Lamar's- To Pimp a Butterfly, and Journey to Satchidananda by Alice Coltrane. Tamara fuses elements of soul, jazz, hip-hop, and psychedelic music to create a mix that is familiar, thrilling, and innovative.

The journey of CONJUR WOMAN began 5 years ago when Tamara began to write songs on her brand new all white american made Fender Stratocaster. Take a journey with Tamara through her despair, pure joy, love, sex, lust, rage,and mourning. She is cunning, vulnerable, sexy and strong all while extremely playful and masterful. Tamara’s vocal styling, production, and performance is multifaceted, complex, refreshing, and all her own. Subversive by nature Tamara Renée alters destiny through the presence of her living myth. She is everything and nothing. Eradicating notions of “high” and “low” art Tamara exists within polarities. Non-binary and whole she fuses her legacy of black southern culture, hindu mythology, Caribbean Orisha worship, ancient indigenous ritual, and avant-garde performance art.

CONJUR WOMAN is a testament to surrendering to a vision. A responsibility. A release of a burden. A rite of passage. A dream. Self-transformation. A healing to the abuse stricken to an autonomous wild woman.

Tamara Renée is CONJUR WOMAN. IS HOLY. DEVIL. NASTY. DIVINE. TRUTH. ANGEL. LIES. CUNNING. VILE. SHADOWS, GHOSTS, AND LIGHT. ALL THINGS SIREN. SHE IS SONG.

ALL PRAISE TO THE MAMA. RHTYHM, MELODY, AND THE HOLY GHOST. ♀ ♂ ♃


"I. In a world of worlds, conjur is woman-both inheritance and initiation. First is sound, the undeniable additive to the initiation, the mating call of life. It is indeed the workings of woman, historically, that this inheritance is birthed through the worlds from which sound, the language, music, is formed. The calling... the voicing of which woman has been reserved the space to remind us of this inheritance, is the conjuring. "

♀ AKEEMA-ZANE ♀

www.conjurwoman.com

CONJUR WOMAN was recorded at
JellowStone studio in Richmond, Virginia with Devonne Harrison and in Bushwhick, Brooklyn with Justin Matthews.

All songs written and composed by Tamara Renée Davidson except for "INTRO," "POISON A," "POISON B" AND OUTRO.

All songs mixed and mastered by Justin Matthews.

foto by Azikiwe Mohammed

design by Laura Sofía Perez

poetry by Akeema-Zane

creative direction Tamara Renée Davidson

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released May 18, 2017

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Tamara Renée New York, New York

Tamara Renée is a musician, artist, producer, and songwriter born and raised in Striver’s Row Harlem.Tamara takes on various manifestations of herself—avatars—that are portrayed through her music and ritual practices. Tamara has composed + produced two EP’s to date. Tamara Reneé will release her first full length LP entitled, CONJUR WOMAN, in the spring of 2017.
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Track Name: CYCLES
“Cycles”
Verse 1
You say, I want to start a family for we.

I say, but babe we’re young we’ve got so much more to go.

Truth is.

Life has no middle, beginning, or end.

It flows, it’s just you’re born then you’re dead.

Chorus:

Cycles are ripe of you and you’re most full.
Past, present, and future now.

Cycles will wrap you in you’re mom’s womb
She’ll talk to you of moons and clouds.

Verse 2
Old wive’s tale.
Your sin lives in the belly of the whale.

She casts spells.
Extracts your pain till you wail

You keep fail, get it right, get it right
Till you sail.

Chorus

Cycles are ripe of you and you’re must full.
Past, present, and future now.

Cycles will wrap you in your mom’s womb
She’ll talk to you of moons and clouds.

Bridge:

Life always change
Never the same
go whence you came
hold fast your flame

give me your ear
hold dear
use naught your fear
be here
be here
be here

Chorus
Track Name: YELLOW 5 (INTERLUDE)
YELLOW 5

nxggaz been crazy i just want to have some babies
lay some ladies, with someone that i love.
lay it all on the kitchen floor you are the one i adore.

listen i am talking to you, yes you.
spirit you lead me,
in all i know it's true.
all different pathways
all different hues
i just try to get to you.

nxggaz been crazy i just want to have some babies
lay some ladies, with someone that i love.
lay it all on the kitchen floor you are the one i adore.

the world is so large.
the stain oh the stain the darkness oh it rains,
oh but you are leveling up to what's in your stars.

i live on my own in time
and it's always on your mind
i don't know what is to be,
but i live abundantly.
Track Name: HISSIN
ake off your guise
Its very bright
You and i
Get down tonight
i like you am
so many ways through the day


thicker skin
through his sin
she’s coming into your kin
lies kept locked in corner of somebodies home

these lies will end today
and i will find you in my pores
my mind will heal always
and you will find your way home

Nights like these.
never know
you kept her
under your door

we may cry
to save our love
want to die
filled with hope
Track Name: BLUE 13 (INTERLUDE)
BLUE 13

in the beginning, their was sinning, of sun and blood.
thirst, lift skirts, quench thirst.
left, fled, dead, satan's bed.
locked happily in our shit.
wit it's legitimate.
scream and howls, bowls,
laugh at you measly humans drool over what never came
your carnal ways you can always take of your chains
you must enjoy submission
whip me into muddle,
gravel
satchels of your plight you choose to carry with all your might
your fight
the shadow envelopes you in pain that loves you too
true blue
white rose your death comes thru for you to renew
in pleasure or pain its all the same
it who chooses what to do with all the raw meat
bare feet full lips clench hips.
show your teeth to me.
Track Name: SHE DRINKS THE NIGHT
“She Drink’s the Night”


Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.
Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.

We mold this clay to move your bodies,
We mold this clay to move your minds.

Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.
Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.

Please watch the sky to ease your worries,
Drink all the rain so you can see.

Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.
Sweet water, drinks night.
Eyes move to wake, soul shake.

Bridge:
She Drinks the Night
She Drinks the Night
She Drinks the Night
She Drinks the Night
Track Name: BLUE 22 (INTERLUDE)
BLUE 22

hittin on the buttress
kick the switch of the empress
don't stop just jump on the floor kick.
span the kite of cuzin or your brother you can't follow
or you bother my tamara.
or your sorrow or sorrel

if you wanna know how i feel you can look in the field of my electros
i wont show ya.
if you bother or your matter my mother your father. why bother?
if you wanna know how i feel you can look in the field of my electros.

scooch up a little bit tryna fit ya tit in my bit.
scooch up a little bit tryna fit ya puss in my lick.
scooch up a little up let me see it, let me i see it can i see it.

sit here in this chair in the stair let me pull your hair lift you in the air
clouds already there, lock you in my lair.

why bother, why bother, why bother, my tamara?
Track Name: WELL
“Well”

I adore you,
thinking of you,
I adore you, thinking of you.


I hope that you wrap your arms and stay until the morning comes.
I hope that you bring your heart and I will hold it in the dark.

I adore you,
thinking of you,
I adore you, thinking of you.

There’s so much for us to start you hold my spliff we’ll walk and talk,
And with our minds the seas can part, I’ll hold your hand till we depart.

I adore you,
thinking of you,
I adore you, thinking of you.


Make ourselves a well and then we pour,
Bathe in sun and moon our we’ll explore.
Oh I i’ll lick your spine, and kiss your thighs
Oh so divine.
Oh I i’ll like your spine, and kiss your thighs,
Oh so divine.
Track Name: YELLOW 1 (INTERLUDE)
YELLOW 1

if you don't love me, i will boo (hoo)
baby, baby give me you. (give me you)
i'm tired of playing any games.
this can never be again.

no sorry feelings this is the end
karmic lessons, deep bends.
stuck on stupid suffering.
this can never be again.

from the bottom of the well,
i came crawling and you were so swell.
all my longings and all my despair,
i can't swim shallow waters.