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Late Nights & Heartbreak

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The much awaited second album by UK's soul hurricane Hannah Williams, recorded and produced by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics.

Record Kicks proudly presents the new album "Late Nights & Heartbreak" by Hannah Williams & The Affirmations that will hit the streets worldwide next November 11th 2016. Recorded at Quatermass Studio in London - the HQ of the British cult band The Heliocentrics, - the new album has been produced by legendary UK drummer and producer Malcolm Catto.

"sounds great!" Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings / BBC6

"Hannah Williams and Malcolm Catto is a musical match made in heaven. This album delivers some serious funky nuggets!" The Craig Charles Funk&Soul Show BBC6

"Hannah Williams & The Affirmations have served up another heady brew of super heavy funk and soul guaranteed to hit your head, heart and feet where it counts. Superb stuff" Paul Osborne / Shindig Magazine

"Ms Williams comes roaring back to life again with some quality material -retro blessedness thankfully for today! A touch of sheer class!" Emrys Baird / Blues & Soul Magazine

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released November 11, 2016

Recorded October 2015 – February 2016 at Quatermass Sound, London Recorded, Mixed and Produced by Malcolm Catto Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering Ltd, London

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12 written by James Graham.
Tracks 7, 10 and 13 written by Kanan Keeney.
Track 8 written by James Graham and Finbar Sneddon.
Track 9 written by Hannah Williams, James Graham and Finbar Sneddon.
Track 11 written by Adam Holgate All tracks published by Edizioni Record Kicks (SIAE) except track n.2 published by Sony/ATV, Warner Chappell, Universal Music Publishing Group.

Lead vocals by Hannah Williams

The Affirmations are:
James Graham - Organ, Piano and Wurlitzer
Adam Holgate – Guitar
Adam Newton - Bass Guitar
Jai Widdowson-Jones - Drums
Nicholas Malcolm - Trumpet
Liam Treasure - Trombone
John Pratt - Baritone Saxophone
Victoria Klewin, Hannah Nicholson and Hannah Williams- Backing Vocals.

Additional musicians:
Raven Bush - Strings on track 2 and track 7
Harriet „Vibes‟ Riley - Vibraphone on track 8, track 9 and track 13 Malcolm Catto - Additional Percussion

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Hannah Williams AKA Deep Soul's Funkiest New Diva was immersed in soulful music from the day she was born. Over the past 4 years with the Tastemakers, she has demonstrated a raw, edgy, authentic vocal prowess which has pricked up the ears of soul lovers all over the world. ... more

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Track Name: Tame In The Water
You should have known by now
From the writing on the walls [that said in big letters]
That I was leaving town, you won’t see me again
And it makes me smile to think it’s not for a while but forever this time.

‘Cause I’ve heard it all before
And I can’t take it no more

It’s tame in the water but its cold outside
This bitter cold wind makes me feel alive
For all of your things that I’ve left behind

You didn’t have the nerve
To tell me to my face [what you’ve been up to]
But I can tell from your eyes, what you tried to disguise
And it wasn’t that hard to make a brand new start and get you out of my life

‘Cause you treated me like a fool
And I ain’t living by your rules [no more]
It never felt so good
To be walking out the door

It’s tame in the water but its cold outside
This bitter cold wind makes me feel alive
For all of your things that I’ve left behind
Track Name: Dazed and Confused
I’ve been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true
I wanted a man, never bargained for you
Lots of people talking, a few of them know
That the soul of a woman was created below

I’m dazed and confused hanging on by a thread
I’m being abused I’d be better off dead
I can’t stand this teasing I’m starting to crack
Oh honey you’re out to get me, you’re on the right track

Every day I work so hard bringing home my hard earned pay
I try to love you baby but you push me away
I don’t know where you’re going; I only know where you’ve been
Sweet little baby I want you again

I’m dazed and confused and it’s all upside down
Am I being choosed, do you even want me around?
Secrets are fun to a certain degree
But this one ain’t no fun ‘cause the secret's on me

I’ve been dazed and confused for so long it’s not true
I wanted a man, never bargained for you
Lots of people talking, a few of them know
That the soul of this woman was created below
Track Name: Fighting Your Shadow
The way that you’re living is suicide, baby
When you try to forget yourself you just remember it all
Why don’t you take a look around you, it’s time to break the cycle
Your mind is not a demon; the world is not a closed door

Now I’ve been trying to hold on but I need to let go
‘Cause I’ve been living way too long fighting your shadow

The way that you’re living is killing me, baby
The room is still spinning and now it’s stealing your mind
My helping hand was bitten so many times that it’s bleeding
Now your shadows creeping up on you and soon you’ll realise

That I’ve been trying to hold on but I need to let go
‘Cause I’ve been living way too long fighting your shadow

And in the end its gonna bring you down
Yeah baby you’re bringing me down
Don’t you know it’s gonna bring us down, down, down, down
Track Name: Woman Got Soul
There’s a lot in this world that’ll make you do wrong
You gotta think hard if you wanna stay strong
There’s a lot of people that can’t resist
Messing up their whole lives using their fists

But I know myself, that that ain’t right
‘Cause I was taught how to love and not how to fight
We don’t want no trouble, we don’t need no war
Just pure soul music and a dance floor

All my women, sing it with me, show me how you feel

Woman got soul
Woman got soul
Soul, Woman got soul

Woman got soul
Woman got soul
Soul, Woman got soul

Let me tell you right now, we don’t want no more
Let me tell you right now, we don’t want no war
Track Name: Ain' t Enough
It’s hard to believe all these things that you say
When so much of what we have is being taken away
This ain’t a nightmare, no this is real life
Wake up to all these problems ‘cause they ain’t solved over night

With people on our borders running from our bombs
War mongering press singing militarist songs
You said you’d stand for peace now were calling your bluff
‘Cause if this is doing all that you can; it definitely ain’t enough

No, no, no, it definitely ain’t enough,
It’s not enough for me,
No, no, no, it definitely ain’t enough

Before you accuse take a look at yourself
Is peace what you want or is it more about wealth?
Lining your pockets, pulling wool over our eyes
Get rich from selling weapons, watching innocence die

All of us are sick of being told what to think
Identity to you is just a number on a screen
Now we ain’t that stupid to believe so much
Think about what you’re saying to us, ‘cause it definitely ain’t enough

‘Cause were not the kind of people
To believe every word that to say
Stop playing your games; tell the truth for a change
Before the world goes up in flames

Definitely ain’t enough
Track Name: Fool
You can take what you want from me
Leave all those memories behind you
You can drag me down; feed my heart to the hounds
But just don’t make a fool out of me

You can use your best lines on me
To talk your way out of this mess
You can leave me with nothing
Close the door and keep on running

But just don’t make a fool [don’t make a fool]
Don’t make a fool [don’t make a fool]
No don’t make a fool out of me

See baby I know your trying to be sensible
By calling it off once and for all
You’ve been messing with my heart
You’ve been playing me from the start
Don’t you dare make a fool out of me

You can burn all the bridges we’ve built
Tare down the world that we had
But if you don’t remember my name then why’d I see you again

Don’t make a fool [don’t make a fool]
Don’t make a fool [don’t make a fool]
Don’t make a fool [don’t make a fool]
No don’t make a fool

‘Cause I know your trying to be sensible
By calling it off once and for all
You’ve been messing with my heart
You’ve been playing me from the start
Don’t you know boy that there are rules
Now you’re playing happy families
Bet she don’t know ‘bout all your midnight treats
About your bit on the side almost every other night
Now you’ve got the cheek to tell me that this ain’t right

See baby I know your trying to be sensible
By calling it off once and for all
You’ve been messing with my heart
You’ve been playing me from the start
I’m just your bit on the side almost every other night
Don’t you know boy that there are rules
So don’t make a fool out of me
Track Name: Late Nights & Heartbreak
Why do I find it so hard to love you?
When I know in my heart that I want to?
I’ve been putting you down when you aren’t around
I’m letting you down every day
I’ve been messing around when you’re out of town
Why do I keep on running away?

I’m a part time lover and I’m never there
I find it hard to believe you don’t want it to end
I’ll be changing my tune when you walk in the room
I’ll be fixing the look on my face
I’m gonna get close to you, give my loving to you
At least until you’re going away

I know that I’m not good
I’m never gonna treat you like I should

I’ve heard that all of the boys think you’re crazy
When I treat you so bad, why do you want me?
I’ve heard that all of the girls are starting to hate me
For stealing your heart and treating you badly

It doesn’t hurt anymore when you walk through the door
I forget every word that you said
And I can’t put you down when no one else is around
And when you’re gone, you’re getting replaced

I know that I’m not good
I’m never gonna treat you, never gonna treat you like I should

I’m a part time lover
Track Name: In Your Arms
Let me hold you now
No matter the reasons that you told me now
I just wanted you to be there to hold me closer
And take me in your arms

Baby please stay
Been thinking about you every single day
I know we should be apart but I don’t want it that way
‘Cause I just want you in my arms

That’s what my heart feels
That’s how I know it’s real
Just want you to love me, oh
Just want you to love me
Baby that’s what my heart feels
That’s how I know it’s real
Just want you to love me, love me, oh please

Oh, that’s what my heart feels
That’s how I know it’s real
Just want you to love me, oh
Now tell me you love me, now baby
That’s what my heart feels
That’s how I know it’s real
Just want you to love me, love me, oh please

Let me hold you now
No matter the reasons that you told me now
I just wanted you to be there to hold me closer
And take me in your arms
Track Name: Still In My Head
I gave you everything I had and I let down my guard
You took all my faith, your betrayal it me so hard
I couldn’t see how you’d broken me and it was all because
I loved you; I loved you so much that it tore me up
I didn’t know who I was

But if it’s only for today I feel stronger and I am glad
That I let myself walk away with my heart in my own hands
Though I tried to forget every word that you said
You’re out of my life but still in my head

Strapped to the cross that I bore for you
I couldn’t win
I was so trapped by your grip on my everything
I loved you, I loved you; I let you in
I let you inside
You knew how it hurt and I couldn’t believe that you chose to close your eyes

But if it’s only for today I am happy and I am free
‘Cause I know your words can’t hold me back if I’m content with my liberty
Though I tried to forget every tear that I’ve shed
You’re out of my life but still in my head
You’re still in my head
Oh baby, you’re still in my head
Still in my head
Oh, Oh, Oh
Track Name: Callin' Me Back
I got the road that’ll get me home [get me home]
I’ve got the legs that’ll bring me back [bring me back]
I’ve got a coat that’ll keep me warm
But my baby’s been talkin’, my baby’s been callin’ me back

Hey! And I know that every little thing’s alright [it’s alright]
And if I keep on moving I’ll get there by the end of the night

I gotta love that’ll get me home [getting me home]
I gotta love that’ll bring me back [bringing me back]
I gotta love that’ll keep me warm
But my baby’s been talkin’, my baby’s been callin’ me back

Hey! I know that everything’s alright [it’s alright]
And if I keep on moving I’ll get there by the end of the night

I gotta love that’ll get me home [getting me home]
I gotta love that’ll bring me back [bringing me back]
I gotta love that’ll keep me warm
But my baby’s been talkin’, my baby’s been callin’ me back
I said my baby’s been talkin’, my baby’s been callin’ me back
I said my baby’s been talkin’, he’s been callin’ me

He’s been callin’ me back [bringing me back]
Yeah my baby [bringing me back]
My baby’s been callin’ me back
Track Name: Another Sunrise
That cold, cold night you left me crying
The thunder struck down just for me
Rattling the walls of my lonely room
At the end of the road where you left me

Now the lonely warm place was at the bottom of the bottle
That used to sing when it touched my lips
Now its only song holds a bitter tune
That gets darker with every sip

Oh lord, won’t you show me the way back
Oh lord, won’t you show me the way

‘Cause I’m waiting for another sunrise
I’m so tired now but I can’t close my eyes
And the night is colder without you by my side
Is it this forever, will it be this way forever?
Oh lord, oh lord

Give me hope give me strength
Give me what I need to mend
Give me back what I had
Don’t make me go back there again
Give me patience, give me truth
Give me back the years of my youth
Take me from the dark to the light
And hold on to me so tight
Don’t give up on me now
‘Cause you’re all that I have

Oh lord, won’t you show me the way back
Oh lord, won’t you show me the way

‘Cause I’m waiting for another sunrise
I’m so tired now but I can’t close my eyes
And the night is colder without you by my side
Is it this forever, will it be this way forever?
Oh lord, Oh lord
Track Name: Your Luck Can Change
I heard you broke your mirror
I know that it’s a shame
Don’t worry about all the cracks in the pavement
‘Cause I know your luck can change
Oh, I know your luck can change

I heard you chose the wrong path, boy
And it led you back from where you came
Don’t you worry where you are now,
‘Cause I know your luck can change

If I put all my faith in you
Would you put all your faith in me too?
I don’t wanna look for someone new, no
‘Cause I don’t know what I’d do
Baby, without you

[You can roll the dice] You can cross your fingers
You can rub that rabbit foot of yours all day
But just you call me when you get home
‘Cause I know your luck can change

Oh, If I put all my faith in you
Would you put all your faith in me too?
I don’t wanna look, I don’t wanna look for no one new, no
‘Cause I don’t know what I’d do
I just don’t know what I’d do, no, no
Baby

I don’t wanna look for no one new [nobody new, nobody new]
You’re all I want, you’re all I need baby
Together, together we can change our luck [nobody new, nobody new]