"Candles"... first single from
'Recurring Dream: The Roughest Hue Revisited' (arriving summer 2016)
vocals + music: h.u.e
In January 2012,
h.u.e began the ambitious task of covering
jar-e's 2001 debut cassette 'The Roughest Hue'.
Digging through crates to find the original liner notes and dusty collage artwork,
h.u.e committed to re-interpret one of jar-e's most under-appreciated releases.
Slated for Summer 2016 release,
this project will also mark the 15th anniversary of
the duo's Processions collaboration.
*photo credit: h.u.e (c) 2004
*model: JM Otis
The acronym h.u.e represents "hope-uplifts-everything".
As an interdisciplinary artist uniquely rooted in hip hop culture, h.u.e utilizes four disciplines to create compositions with a unified aesthetic.
1. MUSICAL ART ("Rural-Hip Hop-Blues")
2. PERFORMANCE ART (Street, Therapeutic, and Comedy)
3. VISUAL ART (tempera, gauche, watercolors on found mediums)
4. WRITTEN ART (Creative writing, Community development essays)
Full artist bio at hueart.org
lyrics: jar-e (c) 2001
vocals + music: h.u.e (c) 2012
i'm going home to the place i was always dreaming in
scatter flowers and matches round the table
color your voice inside the candle now
feel alone they might never even hear you sing
and the sweet the sweetness it comes on like water
and i cannot remember if i drank enough and oh
the ocean pounding casually and oh if i drank enough
i am trying to match my vision for you
waterspout sounds things i never thought i'd sing
hear me now these things envisioned for you and
in the south, let ocean's never water ring
half words and backwards round the table and
grab a chair and everybody starts to stare
scrutinized as if a three leaf clover and
in that moment that's when i will mean you there