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How to Love the Empty Air

from WE RISE When We Lift Each Other Up by FRÉ

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as one of the two seeds
you planted, still blossoming
i’m here to tell you
you’re missed

your absence shaped all of us
in ways you couldn’t foresee
but mama grew lotuses
in the mud you left behind

you knew the only way to truly rise
was to climb a thousand steps
still you tried to take the elevator
over and over again

you left
your lover’s heart forever broken
you left
your sisters seasoning september’s rain
running down their cheeks
you left
your brothers asking the night sky,
why, you left


from WE RISE When We Lift Each Other Up, released October 4, 2019
Composer: Frederike Berendsen
Produced by FRÉ
Co-Produced by Devon Yesberger & Steffen Lütke


Frederike Berendsen - vocals, electric guitar
Julian Bohn - piano, vocoder, background vocals
Caris Hermes - acoustic bass
Lukas “Bobby” Büning - drums
Devon Yesberger - synth, background vocals

Recorded & mixed by Steffen Lütke at Fattoria Musica, Osnabrück
Additional vocals & synth recorded by Devon Yesberger in Babberich
Mastered by Robin Schmidt at 24-96 Mastering in Karlsruhe


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