“UMBO (Come Down)” – ÌFÉ [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

Prayer to Yemayá (Traditional)

Prayer to Olokun:
May May May Iré! 4X

Chorus:
Drop it to the sound…
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground!
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around
Way up! Come Down!

Verse 1:
Like a king to a throne
Every thought can be known
This life is my own, this ship can be flown

And this space can be known
In this space you alone
You and me together this love can be grown, long time mi ah know

These seeds we have sewn
Black seeds we have thrown
This knife can be honed, this day will be known

That crown is your own
In your heart you have known
Feel you all around when the waves come crashing down
Shake it to the sound

Chorus:
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground!
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it back around!

Verse 2:
You are silver and gold
What a sight to behold
Press tight to me now this night can be cold

From the stars we were born
Like stars we have grown
Listen to me well, this prayer can be shown, this wish will be known

That dream is your own
These dreams we’ve been shown
One touch from your hand this house will be known.

That place is your home
From the start you have known
Feel you all around when the waves come crashing down
Drop it to the sound

Chorus:
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it back around!
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Night is gone but the day seems far away, I feel you all around
Umbo, Come Down! Come Down, Come Down!
Only your love can turn mi round, Bring it to the ground
Way up! Come Down!

Bridge:
May May May Iré! 8X
Iyá wo lo mi o! 8X!

Prayer song for Yemayá (Traditional)

ÌFÉ, the ascendent Puerto Rican group led by producer Otura Mun, have officially released their 3rd single, “UMBO (Come Down).”


Since unveiling their song “3 Mujeres” in 2015, ÌFÉ have captivated audiences around the world with genre bending combinations of electronic music and Afro-Cuban rhythms. “UMBO (Come Down)” continues to build on their unique sound, taking the patterns of the Batá drums, an instrument used in the ceremonies of the Santería religion, and re-voicing them with electronic sounds and melodies.

The lyrics also include references to the Yoruba religion. Mun discussed the spiritual message of the song, which shifts between English and Yoruba lyrics throughout in a recent interview with Vibe:

“Umbo (Come Down)” is like a literal translation of mounting or possessing a follower… I took the idea of that in-between place, the idea of being able to communicate with a spirit in the time of need. I thought about the moment when we call upon a spirit in a time of need, that particular time and moment and opportunity.”

“Umbo (Come Down)” is from the band’s debut album, IIII+IIII (pronounced “Edgy-Og-Beh”), which is set to be released on March 31st. Check it out on Amazon.

For more information on ÌFÉ check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: ÌFÉ Official Youtube Page

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