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Late Nights & Heartbreak

by Hannah Williams

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Lute FP I love me some funky, poppy soul. Fantastic voice, fantastic music. I don’t understand why artists this good aren’t instant superstars.
Andile Buka
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Andile Buka I really love this album. I keep coming back to it over and over again. Late Nights & Heartbreak is my favourite jam.
Philip Graham
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Philip Graham Whew! Stone cold classic R&B. The glorious title track is featured on Jay-Z's "4:44." I hope he has made her rich.
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john greenwood Few can bring the heat like Hannah Williams. I waited a long time for some new music. This doesn't disappoint. Salute Favorite track: Woman Got Soul.
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Jean-Paul DuQuette If Gilles Petterson and Quentin Tarentino made a baby, that baby would be this album. Everything about this screams 1972. I can't recommend this album enough. If you're not hooked by track two, I question the existence of your soul. Favorite track: Dazed and Confused.
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Bethlem Every tune moves something inside you. And that voice! Even in the darkest day it is impossible not to come to life with her powerful soul&funk. More than just a diva.
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1.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
2.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
3.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
4.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
5.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
6.
Fool 03:17
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
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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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
8.
In Your Arms 04:25
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
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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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
10.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
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12.
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 © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)
13.
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] © Record Kicks Publishing (SIAE)

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The much awaited second album by UK's soul hurricane Hannah Williams, produced by Malcolm Catto and as heard on Jay-Z's "4:44".

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

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 and the Affirmations are the current darlings of the worldwide Soul scene. Having been sampled by Jay Z on the Grammy-nominated song “4:44”, they were catapulted around the globe. This has lead them to work w/ Tyler The Creator, Guy Chambers and Pete Rock, to name a few. They've been personally championed by Huey Morgan and the late, great masters Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley. ... more

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