I was digging through my mom’s record collection and stumbled upon Janis Joplin’s ‘Pearl’ record. I had heard “Mercedes Benz” before, but it had been a few years. It was one of those moments where I instantly jumped up, and decided it would be a dope song to flip. The concept is so relatable, and the passion is so present in her voice. The original is an acapella, so I wrote some chords and called my homie John Michael over to lay down some acoustic guitar parts down behind her vocal. I’m stoked on how it came out.

"Say My Name (feat. @zyramusic )" from the upcoming full-length album ‘In Return’, out September 9th, 2014 on @Counter-Records (an imprint of @Ninja-Tune).

Additional chopped vocals by Madelyn Grant.

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Lyrics:
I wanna go
So what’d you say
When you gonna let me know
If you give a damn about me

‘Cause you got my hands tied
In my defense
I always fall for confidence
And your compliments look good on me

Cause nobody knows it better
than the girl in the corner with the scarlet letter
And while you’re watching you may think that she doesn’t matter
But no one knows you better

I wanna dance
I wanna dance
I wanna dance with you
So take a chance
take a chance

Oh yeah

I need a sign or a signal
I’ve overthought everything I can think of
Into symbol
I need the coat and your jacket
And the remnants of your cigarette packet

I wanna go
So what’d you say
When you gonna let me know
If you give a damn about me

‘Cause you got my hands tied
In my defense
I always fall for confidence
And your compliments look good on me

Cause nobody knows it better
than the girl in the corner with the scarlet letter
and while you’re watching you think that she doesn’t matter
but no one knows you better

I wanna dance
I wanna dance
I wanna dance with you
So take a chance
take a chance

Oh yeah