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“The Rain” is the second full-length album by South London jazz rap group Summers Sons. Summers Sons are Turt (vocals) and Slim (production). They are actual brothers, Summers
is their surname.

“'The Rain' is a story of loss, love and new beginnings.”, Turt explains. “It's our most personal and experimental work to date. Written after the sudden passing of our step dad, a vulnerable and honest album exploring the lows and the journey to try and pick up the pieces. Over a stripped back production style, we bare ourselves more than ever before. The sun doesn't always shine but we need The Rain to grow. The album was recorded over an 18 months period immediately following his death and recorded entirely in the house we all shared. It's the most conceptual album we've made, and the themes stay present as a strong current throughout." Since then Turt and his partner Chess’ life has come full circle with the birth of their first daughter on Nov 1st.

Clash Mag who premiered Summers Sons’ second single “Bittersweet” states: “The gloriously infectious new jazz-leaning cut 'Bittersweet' (…) is worth filing alongside everyone from Gang Starr to Loyle Carner, but with a neat sound of their own.”. Summers Sons are gracing the cover of Spotify's “Coffee & Beats” playlist where “Bittersweet” enjoys the pole position. The singles “Blue Skies” and “Bittersweet” are also in Spotify’s “Butter” playlist.

Since signing with Melting Pot Music in 2017, Summers Sons have released a mini-album “Undertones” and their debut album “Uhuru” (a joint venture with pianist and singer C.Tappin). They have been featured on albums by Twit One and Flatpocket, toured with Children of Zeus and played shows with Melodiesinfonie and FloFilz. The latter also remixed one of their songs as did Twit One and Cap Kendricks. Both Summers Sons projects “Undertones” and “Uhuru” accumulated more than 3 million streams each and the band has build a strong fanbase in UK and Germany.

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released November 23, 2019

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Lyrics written and performed by Turt.
Produced and mixed by Slim.
Vocals on “The Sequel” by C.Tappin.
Keys on “Just A Drop In The Ocean” by C.Tappin.
Vocals on “Bittersweet” by Zaya.
Recorded at Lightworks HQ, London.
Mastered by Roe Beardie at The Brewery, Cologne.
Artwork by Robert Winter (Photo) and Chicken George (Design).

Cat No: MPM 280
Artist: Summers Sons
Titel: The Rain

© ℗ 2019 Melting Pot Music

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Summers Sons London, UK

Summers Sons are Turt (rap) + Slim (beats) who are actually brothers. They are longtime friends with vocalist and pianist C.Tappin. Their music can be described as rap with a lot of jazz. We like to call it cool bap.

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Track Name: Lightworks
Red sky no stars
Blue lights slow cars
Sirens black cats
Chrome filled fat caps
Cheap thrills cheap meals
Buy more cheap deals
Still can’t pay rent
Heads on the pavement
Broke backs brave hearts
Push chairs graveyards
Make up tired eyes
Lizzy's face white lines
Tracksuits push bikes
Bad things good guys
Handcuffs handshakes
Beats bars and breaks
Tower blocks steeples
Coffee cups needles
Black cabs night buses
A baby's born and a nine busses

A pool of blood canvas the floor
Both crying out for mum and the balance restored

Fresh faced as I step out the rubble
Elevating keep my head outta trouble
Head out and hustle
Never hating get the best out the struggle

Got stuck tryna write the right words
God, drugs, lost loves that never quite were
Its pot luck watch studying as time turns
Nothing long trust its Lightworks
Track Name: Thr Rain Pt. 1
Lost a Father and a partner what's the answer to the misery
Mother is a martyr watch what karma delivers she's
Hard in spirit soft physically
Mad hardship it's really deep
Dark marks scar the heart visibly
Still I, bill something spill another beer
Nothings clear still nothing like my Mothers ear
Only real is love and fear still we're here still stuck in the sphere
There's nothing up above but the sun outta dust we're born
Outta love we're formed
But fears here still I see the destructive force
It'll crush what you love put your trust in more

Looking for the answer to the ultimate
Look inside the heart to feel close to it
Cos that's that thing
That thing yeah thats that thing

Looking for the answer to the ultimate
Look inside the heart to feel close to it
Cos that's that thing
That thing yeah thats that thing

That feeling is the thing right there, yeah
That feeling is the thing right there
Looking for the answer to the ultimate
Look inside the heart to feel close to it
Cos that's that thing
That thing yeah thats that thing

Pour another for Bill
Hope for more for my Mother for real
Know the score me and my Brother will
Hold the torch know it's fucking real
Something still feels missing
Still nothing still
Still spinning like a truckers wheel
Some'll feel what we feel know the fucking deal
This how the Summers feel, yeah
This how the Summers feel
Track Name: A Moment To Bill It
Still reclining
Still reside the brighter side find the silver lining
Chilled vibes what i'm still providing
Blaze one and recline
Laid under the sky
Sun rays make love to my mind
Save none we got nothing but time
I buss a rhyme with my brother and a cousin of mine

Take a moment to bill it
Take a toke and I float in infinite
Blaze a cone straight potent is in it
Slow motion the motive is chilling
Take a moment to bill it
Take a toke and I float in infinite
Lyrics spoken with spirit
Really hope that you feel it
Take a minute let my bro flip it

Roll my indo up
And my window down
Everything goes up
Everything comes down
Track Name: Space To Breathe
Took a moment to bill it
Had to zone for a minute

I need space so I breathe vapour
Beat lacer the dream chaser
Streets grey feel I need nature
Need paper create me a green acre
Weed blazer from days of a teenager
Bad behaviour number 133 taker
So street danger is nothing new
Need a place with another view
The team major we coming through
For the Queens face need the money to
Feed the babies and pay rent
Seems lately the days spent
In a sleep state as we chase pence
Feet pacing the pavements in the same ends
Same lens we circulate the same ether
Break beater I stay leaner
Blaze cheeba get the weight cheaper
Sixteen, thirty two, eight speaker
A shade deeper what my page feature
Gatekeeper came to resonate realer

Really feeling like a milli miles an hour
In the city shit is gritty for the power
Witness how we living feeling sour
Ain't grinning for that minimum an hour

Really feeling like a milli miles an hour
In the city shit is gritty for the power
Witness how we living feeling sour
Ain't grinning for that minimum an hour

We keep it really real
Half these rappers never told us how they really feel
Find strength in the weakness I still reveal
Every feeling shit is really real
I'm still missing Bill feel your physical is missing here
Spirit missing in the sphere
This fulfilling all my realest fears
My vision isn't clear cos I'm spilling tears
But you taught me never live in fear

Smoke billows
Wet pillows
Keep your widow dear
Smoke billows
Wet pillows
Keep your widow dear
Track Name: Blue Skies
Hit the country for a drive just to clear my mind
Blow a blunt into the sky got me here in time
Slim bumping by my side you can hear the vibe
Stress nothing don’t fear the ride
Just take a hit to the lung
Roach stinging in my finger and thumb
Send it flying in the wind straight into the sun
Smoke lingers on the tip of my tongue
Up high been baked in the fragrance
Sunlight beams straight in my statements
Sometimes seem faded and vacant
But I been away chasing paper and pavements
In the jungle keeps me on my toes
Real humble still keeping it low
Real hungry trying to reap what I sow
But my belly still rumble need the seeds to grow

Dark and cold but I see the light
Heart is gold I just need to shine
Dark and cold but I see the light
Heart is gold I just need to shine

All my tribe on my back when I scrawl a rhyme
Leave it all on the track so we all survive
Fall from fools pride and the falsified
Honour fam or we all divide
Let it fall from skies the vibe rain on the streets
Life ain’t on a beach put my pain on the beat
On the pavement my feet match the pace let it play on repeat
Bleed a deep red mark on my sleeve
Bare my heart in every bar that I speak
Share the parts no armour should keep
And shine a light to the darkness beneath
Dark and cold but I see the light
Heart is gold I just need to shine
Dark and cold but I see the light
Heart is gold I just need to shine
Track Name: The Sequel (feat. C.Tappin)
Seek the light
Been deep at night seems recently we need to shine
I see the streets life defeated in the people's eyes
Speak a piece of mine for the peace of my mind
My healing these beats I write to
But it's deeper than rhymes, true
Find meaning read between the lines
Keep repeating keep seeking the light

Make tracks for the people
Since way back with The Prequel
Laid back
Tapp came back for The Sequel
Make tracks for the people
Since way back with The Prequel
Laid back
Tapp came back for The Sequel

C.Tappin: Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your
Shine your light through the darkness
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your
Shine your light through the darkness

Old friends new surroundings
The road don't bend we move mountains
No solo flex the crews down
Still no pence but who's counting
Flow sense like blue fountains
No tension we too grounded
2022 bound to be plenty new albums
We out here

C.Tappin: Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your
Shine your light through the darkness
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your light
Shine your light, shine your
Shine your light through the darkness

Make tracks for the people
Since way back with The Prequel
Layed back
Tapp came back for The Sequel
Make tracks for the people
Since way back with The Prequel
Layed back
Tapp came back for The Sequel

The last leaves are late falling
Rays of light fade with Autumn
The rain keeps pouring
The rain keeps pouring
The last leaves are late falling
Rays of light fade with Autumn
The rain keeps pouring
Shades stay drawn on late nights and lazy mornings
But kinda beauty in the melancholy
Find a kinda beauty in the melancholy
Kinda beauty in the melancholy
Find a kinda beauty in the melancholy
Kinda beauty in the melancholy
Find a kinda beauty in the melancholy
Track Name: Just A Drop In The Ocean
C Tappin on the keys tapping
Keep the heat cracking
All the elements present so we keep reacting
Get up out your seats heads nodding and the feet tapping
YKD brought the sweet yak in
28 g’s got the green pack in
Generic ain’t we watch the team pattern
I never let it slip
Unless I’m penning this
Confessing everything I ever did
All the positive and negative
I never hid
Ever present in the edifice
Miss the melodies and memories of relatives
Let it hit home
Let it bleed light the sedatives

No energy to waste
No envy or jealousy or hate
Won’t empty my energy for fakes
No enemies I make
No energy to waste
Plenty melodies to make
Flows remedy I let it be replaced
I be the centre piece nestled in the breaks

No time for games
No mind for fakes
Flow nice not riding waves
No tides I chase
Waves rise and they crash
Waves rise and they crash
Waves rise and they crash
Don’t chase tides just a drop in the ocean

No energy to waste
No envy or jealousy or hate
Won’t empty my energy for fakes
No enemies I make
No energy to waste
Plenty melodies to make
Flows remedy I let it be replaced
I be the centre piece nestled in the breaks

No time for games
No mind for fakes
Flow nice not riding waves
No tides I chase
Waves rise and they crash
Waves rise and they crash
Waves rise and they crash
Don’t chase tides just a drop in the ocean
Track Name: The Rain Pt. 2
Find comfort in the company
But minds restless when I'm alone
Distractions keep me occupied
Keep at bay thoughts inside a zone
Drink a cup of something with an aftertaste
A little burn makes me feel alive
The minds something that you can't escape
Try to numb but hurts still inside
Drinking worries smoke our pain away
Mix the substance in a hurry just to fade away
Link a something little loving honey say my name
Fixing nothing how we play the game
Thinkings funny sinking money in a vain escape
Stays afraid city slumming in the rain again
Shades of grey
Nothing sunny but we radiate
Reveal the realest me
Look underneath my skin and see my vulnerabilities
Spill what I really feel
With nothing but sincerity
Its killing me the shit I see in my vicinity
Real love is all we really need
All we really need
Real love is all we really need

Blue moon now the spring blossom
New bloom
Brushing everything off them
Blue moon now the spring blossom
New bloom
Brushing everything off them

The stress is high but we're getting by
Getting high and forgetting why
The stress is high but we're getting by
Getting high and forgetting why
I'm still staying consumed
With the real and what I'm saying to you
I gotta feel it its the way that we do
Making moves every statement is true
Stay faded stay making it loop
Ain't chasing paper just a lady or two
Apple of my eye get a taste of the fruit
Your shapes so graceful got me crazy for you
Wanna get inside your body and your cranium too
Stay patient stay -
Track Name: Orange Moon
Sex and dank in the air
Light a candle untangle your hair
The first one that could handle the glare
Stand and declare all the things I don’t standardly share
You divine
Wanna get into your mind
Into your heart and into your thighs
Feel the feeling when I look into your eyes
My truth defined words only serve to disguise
You remind me of the moon at night
I’m bathed in lunar light
Two combine
Lose my pride
Losing time
Lose my mind
Losing you and I

My orange moon reflecting the sun
The son was stunned new perspective begun
Met the one soon connected become
In tune can’t be separate as one
My orange moon reflecting the sun
The son was stunned new perspective begun
Met the one soon connected become
In tune can’t be separate as one

She’s beaming
She’s beaming
Yeah she’s beaming
She’s beaming
She’s beaming got a shine of her own
Reflect mine but got a shine of her own

You divine
Wanna get into your mind
Into your heart and into your thighs
Feel the feeling when I look into your eyes

Intoxicated red wine from your rose petal
Piercing pink soft as feathers and snow speckles
Bathe in your honey so sticky and sweet
Sunshine caresses as I’m kissing your cheek
Track Name: Bittersweet (feat. Zaya)
Turt:
Life delivering the lemons we
Slice a little brew a lemon tea
Let it breathe time delivering the remedy
Light flickering ahead of me
Time simmers better energy
Turn the bittersweet with a bit of zest
Sip a brew little tea got me feeling fresh

Zaya:
Life delivers you lemons
You brew lemon tea
Meet you next lifetime
Guess its meant to be
Life delivers you lemons
You brew lemon tea
Stir you up in my memory
It tastes bittersweet

Turt:
Hope my nans proud
Swear a lot I'm always danked out
But swear I'll never let the fam down
Hold my hand out anywhere a mans down
Love my heritage and background
Never back down in my element I stand out
Got the premises packed out sedatives mad loud
Just been leaning been deep in the mix
Of the beats speech leaving my lips
But speaking of which
I got a feeling I've been meaning to itch
Been a minute since I've been with a chick
But one recently I'm feeling and she keep it legit
Got me fiending for the feeling hit deep in the hips
But what's it mean if the feeling persist
Admit I got a feeling I fit
With the energy you seem to emit, shit

Zaya:
Life delivers you lemons
You brew lemon tea
Meet you next lifetime
Guess its meant to be
Life delivers you lemons
You brew lemon tea
Stir you up in my memory
It tastes bittersweet

Turt:
Life delivering the lemons we
Slice a little brew a lemon tea
Let it breathe time delivering the remedy
My Mother said
She'd do anything to keep me and my brother fed
There's no other head
That I could ever trust as much
Just the love was enough for us when we were growing up
Know your touch on my back when I was throwing up
Every day a better way you were showing us
Every time I needed you you were showing up
I couldn't show enough love for you to know how much you've really done
Really mum
Signed your second son
Track Name: The Rain Pt. 3
Holding onto a picture of you
Though your gone still wishing that it isn’t true
Think it through think of you and all the things that we do
In the mood for a drink or a few

Sitting still in silence feel your guidance from a higher place
Horizons changed still its vibrant as advice you gave
Only difference is the time and space
Sitting still in silence feel your guidance from a higher place
Horizons changed still its vibrant as advice you gave
Only difference is the time and space

These words confirm the burden of death
Stomach churning burns hurting my chest
Don’t let it surface we just learn to pretend
Too close to the nerve so we circle instead
Served the worst turn of events
But stay certain that the earth stay turning my friend
Words burst from the pen
Gotta perpetrate my purpose in the verse that I vent

The fear of death is part of life
Clear my head see the spark of light
Near the end from the start of time
But here I rest hear my heart align

Another tear hits your grave
Another year shits the same
You ain’t here just the pain
Raise another beer in your name
Fear the struggle and strain
Here with my Mother in the rain
It's fucking insane

Ain’t left the house in a couple of days
Struggle with the pain and the trouble in my frame
Down in a muddle in my bubble again
Let me drown in the puddles of rain

Sitting still in silence feel your guidance from a higher place
Horizons changed still its vibrant as advice you gave
Only difference is the time and space

Bouts of depression
Now I’m out and I’m counting my blessings
Found lessons
In every ounce of the stressing
Break outta my settings
Suns out I’m about what i’m repping

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