Live To Be Free

by The Nth Power

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Members of the funk and soul quartet The Nth Power have performed with everyone from Beyonce to Kanye West, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Maceo Parker, Ivan Neville, The Meters, and more. Originally formed during a late-night jam session at JazzFest 2012, the band have developed into a profound talent of four powerhouse musicians: Nikki Glaspie (vocals, drums); Nate Edgar (bass); Nick Cassarino (vocals, guitar); and Courtney J. Mell Smith (vocals, keyboards).

The Nth Power continuously tear up the stage at concert halls and major music festivals such as Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Hullaween and more.

The band’s gospel-style vocals along with their soul, jazz, funk and world-beat riffs create a sound and experience that is made for a live show. At the request of their fans, the band decided to capture that energy on their upcoming dynamic new record, Live To Be Free. The nine-track album was recorded in July during two nights of intimate live performances in Boston, MA and one night in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

In the last year, the band have been touring all over the country on the heels of their 2015 release “Abundance” spreading their message of love and unity along the way. The relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual, with songs that will inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

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released November 11, 2016

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The Nth Power Brooklyn, New York

Simply put, there is something pretty magical happening in this band, and they’re only just getting started. Were going as far as you can go on the planet Earth and playing music, explains Glaspie. I don’t know how many times we’ve said it we are so blessed.

Together, The Nth Power wants to change lives through a message of musical love and understanding.
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Track Name: Freedom
Morning comes the light is shining
Life is beautiful today.
On the streets I see my Brother,
He had a lot of things to say
He said, "There's a war thats raging,
Far away and here at home."
I said, "Tell me whats the reason?"
"From blood stained soil money grows."

You run away and try to hide,
But you can't fight that feeling inside.

You long to be free
From the pain of your reality--
But we know to feel so much is to be called.
Answer and you will find freedom is in the mind.

Afternoon the sky is open,
I love the smell of summer rain.
Seeking shelter under scaffold,
I see my Sister who's in pain.
I said, "Tell me whats the matter?"
While the tears fall from her eyes,
She said, "The Men with badges over their hearts
They Killed my Baby Boy and.. I... "

It makes no sense but you still try
To search for answers asking, "WHY?"

You long to be free
From the pain of your reality--
But we know to feel so much is to be called.
Answer and you will find freedom is in the mind.
You long to be free
From the pain of your reality--
But we know to feel so much is to be called.
Answer and you will find freedom is in the mind.

Reach beyond your conscious Mind.
This is where true Freedom lies.
Reach beyond your conscious Mind.
This is where true Freedom lies.

Evening comes the rain has lifted.
A homeless Man, he begs for change.
I have food that i give to him,
He takes my hand and says, "Boy, let me know your name."
I said, "Hi my name is Nicholas,
I come from the Green Mountain State."
He said, "Tell me, is there Love there?
Or is it plagued, like me, by hate?"
I said, "Love is all around you--
But you must love yourself to see.
Men Try to separate us,
But I am You and You are Me."

You run away and try to hide,
But you can't fight that feeling inside.

You long to be free
From the pain of your reality--
But we know to feel so much is to be called.
Answer and you will find freedom is in the mind.
You long to be free
From the pain of your reality--
But we know to feel so much is to be called.
Answer and you will find freedom is in the mind.
Track Name: Truth
Gil said, "The REVOLUTION Won't Be Televised."
These days I start to see it with my own eyes
The Media has got you Fused with the State of Fear
Got you believing all the hate and lies that you hear
I used to believe everything that they told me was true
But since 9/11 I know I Stay Lied To
Go smash your TV
You can choose to be Free
Stand Up and Be a New Page in History

Now I see, SPIRIT is our only WEAPON
We need to learn again to Use our True Power Within
They'll Never take that away, Never turn Night to Day
They don't wanna Hear Me Say:

TRUTH exists all around You
Don't Believe what they spit at You
They don't want you to know Love
They don't want you to know that You are Strong
They don't want you to look Above
They don't want you to Know that You Belong

They make you stupid with that ish that's on the radio
They make you Sick with the Seed they Forced us all to Grow
There's chemicals put in the water you and I drink
To Calcify the Third Eye so we don't Think
They push Acceptance with their Empty pharmeceuticals
They get you Hooked, Incarcerate, and throw the Book at You
Prison for Profit is real
It doesn't matter how we feel
Will you fight for what's right or will you Take the Deal

Now I see, SPIRIT is our only WEAPON
We need to learn again to Use our True Power Within
They'll Never take that away, Never turn Night to Day
They don't wanna Hear Me Say:

TRUTH exists all around You
Don't Believe what they spit at You
They don't want you to know Love
They don't want you to know that You are Strong
They don't want you to look Above
They don't want you to Know that You Belong

The Elite operate under a Different pretense
They're spilling Blood and getting Rich with NO Consequence
It's time to Open Our Eyes
Stop Buying their lies
Do you wanna Give to Life or will you Let Life Die

Now I see, SPIRIT is our only WEAPON
We need to learn again to Use our True Power Within
They'll Never take that away, Never turn Night to Day
They don't wanna Hear Me Say:

TRUTH exists all around You
Don't Believe what they spit at You
They don't want you to know Love
They don't want you to know that You are Strong
They don't want you to look Above
They don't want you to Know that You Belong
TRUTH exists all around You
Don't Believe what they spit at You
They don't want you to know Love
They don't want you to know that You are Strong
They don't want you to look Above
They don't want you to Know that You Belong
You Belong
Track Name: Joy
Joy!
I'm on a mission y'all,
Bringing rays like the Morning sun.
'Cuz life can come and go
Be given, and taken away,
So I bring rays like the Morning sun.
Rain showers in the hot Summer night
From the red skies of the Stuy
And I fear not the rain or my fellow man.
We all on a mission y'all,
Something watches from above and below and Within.
We Warriors Uprise with Joy.

In Time
We'll Love like a roaring river,
In Time
Our Joy Overcomes,
In Time
We roar like the Tidal Ocean,
In Time
A Joyful Song is Sung.

I got a good feeling,
Deep in my bones I got a good feeling
Everything is gonna be all right.
We keep Pushing on,
Step by step, day by day,
I have Faith in that my Strength
Will Never Never Never fade.
If you Ever feel weak or troubled,
If you ever feel lonely or despaired,
Remember Love is all around you,
Rays like the Morning sun.

In Time
We'll Love like a roaring river,
In Time
Our Joy Overcomes,
In Time
We roar like the Tidal Ocean,
In Time
A Joyful Song is Sung.

Sing a Song of Joy and Peace
A Song of Hope and Love
And Fire that Never does cease, Oh God.
To Those lost and forsaken
Hopeless and Forgotten, I Remember.
It's gonna come around.
I have been through some dark times,
But nothing compares to some Brothers and Sisters.
I send Peace to those alone.
Through song the Hand Of God
Does Caress our Holy Souls.

I am here to Bring You Joy,
I am here to Move your Heart.
I am here to Bring You Joy,
I am here to Move your Heart.

In Time
We'll Love like a roaring river,
In Time
Our Joy Overcomes,
In Time
We roar like the Tidal Ocean,
In Time
A Joyful Song is Sung.
Track Name: Right Now
Dig deep into the problem
At the Root where it starts to grow
We all have our problems
If we don't look them in the eye
We'll never let them go
And build something better
A future not born of pain
Where fears and tears are not governed by the past
By by the moment which together we make last

Right now
No need for hesitation
It's a brand new situation
Make your move and don't look back
Right now
Celebrate what you've been given
This life is so worth living
Right now

Tonight I hear an echo
My brother crying out in so much pain
He's running in circles
Behind a wall of self inflicted shame
Take a long hard look in the mirror
That's the one who won't let you be free
I'm here for you brother
You can call on me when you're ready to see

Right now
No need for hesitation
It's a brand new situation
Make your move and don't look back
Right now
Celebrate what you've been given
This life is so worth living
Right nowRight now
No need for hesitation
It's a brand new situation
Make your move and don't look back
Right now
Celebrate what you've been given
This life is so worth living
Right now

Light the fuse
Keep it lit
Light the Torch
I'll carry it
Ignite my soul
With Spirit
Cuz it gets cold
Out there
Push on through
Blaze a trail
Don't Turn back
Truth Unveil
Now's the time

Light the fuse
Keep it lit
Light the Torch
I'll carry it
Ignite my soul
With Spirit
Cuz it gets cold
Out there
Push on through
Blaze a trail
Don't Turn back
Truth Unveil
Now's the time

Open Your Eyes

Right now
No need for hesitation
It's a brand new situation
Make your move and don't look back
Right now
Celebrate what you've been given
This life is so worth living
Right nowRight now
No need for hesitation
It's a brand new situation
Make your move and don't look back
Right now
Celebrate what you've been given
This life is so worth living
Right now
Track Name: Could It Be
You move through a song
Through the night
Everlong
And soothe till morning light comes
A memory from the sky
Don't remember why
Or how we grew apart
Feels like you're on the other side of the world

Could it be we learn to love again?
Is it me, or has it always been?
Deep inside of me, you've always been the One
Heaven please, I'm down here on my knees
Please help me get home

I've learned another lover
I lie here next to her
It burns to silence the You in Me
I always knew this day would come
When I'd look into her eyes
And think of you

Could it be we learn to love again?
Is it me, or has it always been?
Deep inside of me, you've always been the One
Heaven please, I'm down here on my knees
Please help me get home

I remember that morning we were lying in bed
I touched her shoulder and she turned her head
The tears in her eyes said what I already knew
I was living a lie, and my Heart was still with you..
Track Name: Thirsty
I see you using me
For indecent inspiration
I know you need me to
Satisfy this fixation
I can feel you taking me
Deep in your imagination
But can you live up to my
High expectations
My mind has no limits
Are you willing and able?
I hold your card in my hand
Tell me, do you want it on the table?
I know you've never met anyone like me
Someone beyond your labels
Thats ok, I once was you
But now I'm willing to enable

Looks like you've got those Thirsty eyes
I see you need to depressurize
We can do more that Fantasize
Watch out I'm known to hypnotize

Its 4am you're in my room
We begin to explore
The many things that we do
I begin to adore
Lost in you I find myself
Wondering what you have in store
You bring me to new horizons
That I have never seen before

Looks like you've got those Thirsty eyes
I see you need to depressurize
We can do more that Fantasize
Watch out I'm known to hypnotize

Caught up in a trance now
You asked me and I showed you how
To feel more and more and more and more
And More

Looks like you've got those Thirsty eyes
I see you need to depressurize
We can do more that Fantasize
Watch out I'm known to hypnotize
Looks like you've got those Thirsty eyes
I see you need to depressurize
We can do more that Fantasize
Watch out I'm known to hypnotize
Track Name: More & More
Saw you just in passing
Aura stayed the same
Never once did I think you
Would Change Me
Saw you more at parties
With the closet friends
Saw the Monsters come Out
The Beams their eyes would send

Now a light inside me
Not as bright as before
Tries all it's might to guide me
From the Maze of More

But I will not go down
In Flames
Like the Ones that came before me
Reaching up above
For strength
With the hopes that you can show me
What I'm here to do
Again
There's a reason why you brought me
Through all of this Joy
And Pain
Show me the Way
I will not go

With open arms you'd take me
Above the clouds we'd fly
And talk Tall Tales of Dreams
Illusions of Knowing the Sky
You See how things got Darker?
See how people change?
Reality slips Away
To Somewhere
Far off and Strange

Now a light inside me
Not as bright as before
Tries all it's might to guide me
From the Maze of More

But I will not go down
In Flames
Like the Ones that came before me
Reaching up above
For strength
'Cuz I know that you can show me
What I'm here to do
Again
There's a reason why you brought me
Through all of this Joy
And Pain
Show me the Way
I will not go
Like the Ones that came before me
Reaching up above
For strength
'Cuz I know that you can show me
What I'm here to do
Again
There's a reason why you brought me
Through all of this Joy
And Pain
Show me the Way
I will not go

More and More you lead me from the Truth
More and More I find myself running back to you
More and More you lead me from the Truth
More and More I come running back to you
Track Name: Home
I don't live here anymore
The key no longer fits in the door
Days turn to night and nights turn to days
But it's all the same
And I don't care
No I don't care
I've tried so many times to change
I've hurt so many in my past
Placed so much blame
Remember a home
Remember the light
Remember a dream
Remember the fight that you fought
To get here

All that I know and All I see
All the I've dreamt that I could be
Is fading away in front of me
Anyone can plainly see
It's All In Me

I walked in this morning
8:54
Pills, Powder and Pain
Sprawled all over the floor
I've created my own
Personal Hell
And into it's arms
I fell, Again
We're all addicted to
The prisons of ourselves
We must break the chains
In silence
I looked in the mirror
And finally realized
It was me
All the time

All that I know and All I see
All the I've dreamt that I could be
Is fading away in front of me
Anyone can plainly see
It's All In Me

I can finally see
The deepest part of me
The place I've been searching to find
I can rise above
I've finally found my Love
It's all inside of me

All that I know and All I see
All the I've dreamt that I could be
Is fading away in front of me
Anyone can plainly see

I can finally see
The doors
Opening up for me
It finally feels like home

I can finally see
The Doors opening up yeah
I can finally see
The Doors opening up yeah
Track Name: Take My Soul
Knee deep in the river I wait
My savior says He's coming for me
Darkness all around me
And the pack of wolves is hungry for me
I run through the forest
My savior says he's coming for me
I hear the wolves a howlin'
Blood boils from my head down to my feet
The torches coming closer
I pray to God and Raise My Hand
A slave ain't but a Master
Caught up in another man's land

I dream of sweet salvation
'Cuz I know that I will see my God soon
I cry out in Desperation singing,
"Lord, Lord take my should before they do"

My hands are tied behind me
Blood drips down my face
I can't escape this pain
And I cannot feel my Lord's sweet embrace
My wife and daughter gone
Murdered right before my eyes
I pray to die and join them
But before I must be the wolves prize

They drag me back to Master
His slave mistress sheds a tear for me
I'm cut deep and broken
And my holy holy river I cannot see
They tie me to the Burning Post
Many men stand around, many bottles on the ground
They light the brush below me
But my Savior is nowhere to be found

I dream of sweet salvation
'Cuz I know that I will see my God soon
I cry out in Desperation singing,
"Lord, Lord take my should before they do"

I feel my body burning
I feel my spirit rising out
I feel the hand of Gabriel
I hear my soul begin to shout
I feel my shackles melting
I hear my freedom calling me
I feel my blood joining
With that of my family
My God, My God
Take my soul, Take my soul
I feel my body burning
I feel my spirit rising out
I feel the hand of Gabriel
I hear my soul begin to shout
I feel my shackles melting
I hear my freedom calling me
I feel my blood joining
With that of my family
My God, My God, My God, My God
Take my soul, Take my soul, Take my soul
Take my soul before they do