VIDEO RELEASE: “Ways in the Waves” by Spaceman Jones and The Motherships

The following video is not appropriate for all listeners due to strong language.

This latest offering from hip-hop duo Spaceman Jones and The Motherships (Davaion Bristol and Cliff B. Worsham) is what Bristol calls “definitely dreamy.” The setting and beat is exactly that — surreal, fluid, and otherworldly. But look closer: The serene natural setting is crisscrossed with power lines of encroaching development and the sky drips acid pink and green, thanks to videography by Erick Lottary aka SHOT X LOTT.

But even though the lyrics provide plenty of real talk, as Bristol, aka Spaceman Jones, is known for, the all-too-brief track is not without its silver lining: “Hard work pays even if you catch some plays,” Bristol raps. “Apply what you earned to your dreams and fly away.”

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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