Orange Is The New Blues (single)

by Brother Yusef

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My first overtly political song. After watching the news one evening my frustration boiled to a breaking point, and this song poured out of me.


You deny the truth
When it gets in your way

False reality
In everything that you say

And then I wonder
they believe in you

It's cause you play on their fears
Orange is the new blues

Cant Be a stable genius
And Actin' like a natural-born fool

Lie so much
Can't even tell what's true

Lord tell me
How Can they refuse

To See What it is
Orange... is the new blues

Ya don’t like it...
Its Fake news

Sayin things...
You cant Prove

You treat the people...
By your own rules

And Facts are something...
You pick and choose

What I'm sayin' my people the new blues

I wouldn't believe it if wasn't true
Orange... Is The New Blues


released October 12, 2020
Brother Yusef performs vocals, guitar, foot stomp, and ankle tambourine


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Brother Yusef

Brother Yusef’s music is exuberant, bouncing with a highly rhythmic beat and slippery with a wildly flailing slide; this Bakersfield born, dreadlocked bluesman chugs and stomps the blues with impassioned devotion. By combining "traditional" finger picking and slide guitar with the contemporary feel of urban blues, Brother Yusef gives the past and present equal rights on stage.
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