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Fitz and the Tantrums – Winds Of Change

So much has happened in the last year, EMPT continues to grow, I’ve got a wonderful team of writers on the rise, Ryan Radler and Steph are coming with the freshest mixtapes on either side of the globe and all we havent even started. Still, I’ve had enough ups and downs this year to last me a lifetime but looking back…

 I did the shit to death, I guess I ain’t killin it this rhyme… I’m here to raise the stakes…” – Fat Joe (Safe to Say)

I was working on the music for a new restaurant in the city and I rediscovered one of my favorite songs from last year, Fitz & The Tantrums’s Winds of Change. This song is so simple yet extremely emotional an prolific. The lyrics are about the ever so painful process of moving on from someone you love. It’s always that much harder when you care about the person but sometimes even love can be work against you and you have to move on. It’s so easy to live in the past, to be sad about something you think you’re missing out on, it’s what we all do because it’s easy, comfortable and addicting. But have you ever thought of doing the opposite, thinking about the possibilities ahead, being excited and confident about the uncertain future?

The future, we found, to stay on higher ground… – Miami Horror (I Look To You)

Contrary to popular opinion the choice is yours. It’s soooo easy to use external factors as an excuse to dwell in self pity and not live up to your limitless potential. The truth is that it’s all mental and anyone who thinks different, we’ll just by thinking that they’re the antithesis of that truth. Avoid those people like the plague, it’s not an argument up for debate, the universe is mental, everything around us from airplanes to little amazing phone you’re using to read this was a thought first. Our minds are the most powerful things on earth and that’s something we shouldn’t take for granted.  The truth is that ur mood, feelings and emotions are ruled by the thoughts we chose to value. It’s been said many times before that thoughts are things and your paradigm is what creates the reality you live in. We gotta be ruthless against unworthy thoughts because our minds are incredible but the subconscious is a slave to you and thus will manifest anything you give it – good or bad. Anyways, I really love this song and it got me thinking this morning. Take a listen as you keep those thoughts in check, enjoy.

Fitz and the Tantrums – Winds Of Change

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Fitz And The Tantrums – Don’t Gotta Work It Out

In just a year or so, soulsters Fitz & the Tantrums went from the living room to the main stage. Six musicians and one vintage organ.

Fitz, the Svengali frontman of the crew, describes the find like the discovery of a compass, or that treasure map in Goonies, which undoubtedly leads to adventure. Not one to say no, Fitz called some piano movers, cashed in some favors, and seven hours later, the organ went from the curb to his living room. That night, Fitz stationed himself in front of that vintage instrument and wrote a blue-eyed soul anthem, “Breaking the Chains of Love.”

Fitz And The Tantrums – Don’t Gotta Work It Out

Fitz & The Tantrums – Breakin The Chains Of Love Live At Candor

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Fitz and the Tantrums – Winds Of Change

The new division of EMPT is almost ready for an official launch and it’s been consuming my life so I apologize to all for missing some post the last couple of days. I can’t get into any details at the moment due to non disclosure agreements but it has to do with music and bringing the Et Musique Pour Tous taste outside of the computer, it’s very exciting, we’ll keep you posted.

In these projects I’ve been revisiting a lot of great music and one of the songs that came back into my life was Breakin’ the Chains of Love by Ftiz and the The Tantrums. The song is inspired by old school Motown records and AM ’67 radio, fresh. As the story goes, Fitz’s ex-girlfriend had a neighbor who was getting rid of a old church organ so she put aside their differences and looked out for her old boy and got him to buy it. The gesture inspired Fitz so much that he sat down that night and wrote Breakin’ the Chains of Love and eventually his entire EP Songs For A Breakup Vol. 1, that’s love. The EP is very well produced and features well written songs are full of bittersweet I hate you but I love you lyrics. I’ve been really hip to these Northern soul inspired records lately, can’t get enough. Winds Of Change is def my favorite from the EP, the hook really sounds like something I’ve heard before but I can’t put a finger on it. If anyone knows what is it leave it the comments, enjoy.

Fitz and the Tantrums – Breakin’ The Chains of Love

Fitz and the Tantrums – Winds Of Change