Burn Like a Mother

by Collapsi

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Collapsi is a solo project by Elizabeth Seward. Collapsi was first conceptualized in 2011, but was kept almost entirely private until 2018, with the exception of rehearsals with other musicians and a handful of shows Seward played in Austin, TX in 2012 under the name. Seward previously fronted a band (Devola) and has released music under her own name. In 2010, she wrote, recorded, and released a song every week for the duration of the year. Previous musical endeavors have led to mentions and/or reviews in Spin, New York Times, The Hype Machine, The Deli, Alternative Press, and Current TV.

Collapsi's sound is singer/songwriter-based, but dimensionally flexible. As such, the instrumentation relies heavily on guitar (primarily electric) and vocals, but leaves space for layers and collaborations with other musicians. The sound might be described as raw, gritty, grungy, ethereal, dreamy, soulful, bluesy, haunting, and melodic.

With the release of Collapsi's first single, "Burn Like a Mother," Seward has finally brought Collapsi fully out into the world.

Collapsi is based in Portland, Oregon.

lyrics

Don't let it fizzle out
Gotta take them all out
I think maybe you know it's time
The witches had come for you and your kind
Think about all I could have had
Think about the dreams I might have lost
I know I can't get any of it back
But I can protect my daughter at every cost and

Burn, like a mother
Burn, I'm a mother
Burn, there's no other way
To take them down
So it's going down like this

Don't have to bite the hand that feeds
We can feed ourselves
We can take what is ours from you
Be no room left on our shelves
They tried to make us compete
Divide is how they destroy
But now together when speak
Got a loud enough voice

Now I can
Burn, like a mother
Burn, I'm a mother
Burn, there's no other way
To take them down
So it's going down like this

The witches are coming for you (we're coming up)
The witches are coming for you (never going down again)
Hi, how are you, it's been a while
The last time I saw you, you said, "smile"
The nicest thing you ever said
Nothing like the things you did
I went ahead and told my friends
None of them were surprised
And you know why
Hey girls what are we gonna do
Find some courage mix it with the truth
It's not us, man, it's really you
Old deflections are of no use
Don't worry, we don't wanna hurt you
But once the word gets out the world might desert you

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Burn, like a mother
Burn, I'm a mother
Burn, there's no other way
To take them down
So it's going down like this

credits

released February 6, 2018
"Burn Like a Mother"

Writing: Elizabeth Seward
Engineering and Mixing: Cameron Spies (Gold Brick Studios in Portland, Oregon)
Production: Elizabeth Seward and Cameron Spies
Mastering: John Northcraft (Brooklyn, New York)
Vocals: Elizabeth Seward
Guitar: Elizabeth Seward
Drums: Cameron Spies

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Collapsi Portland, Oregon

Collapsi is a solo project rooted in a singer/songwriter approach that pairs hooky melody with the grit of grunge. Collapsi is based in Portland, Oregon. If you like this music, please consider purchasing it at the listed price or any amount above. Every single dollar helps and goes to support the ability to record and release more music. ... more

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