Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2

by Stephanie Gayle

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Calvin Williams Stephanie Gayle (aka Steph) brings together love, soul, beauty and amazing vocals, gifting those who listen with her outstanding music. Christmas at 7222, Vol. 2 provides a year in retrospect speaking on how crazy and unfortunate this year has been; but even so, reminding us that we mustn't forget to cherish those we love and experience the joy in the present and festive times of the year. Great project Steph! Favorite track: Not Enough (Wishful Thinking) feat. Wink & SoSoon.
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Substantial "There are singers, there are songwriters and then there’s Steph. As a singer/songwriter, Steph possess the power to invoke strong emotions for the listener. The sound of her voice and her words will pierce your heart, stimulate your mind and penetrate your soul." - Rachelle Etienne-Robinson of Substantial Art & Music

"My sister from another mister is dope AF! I shed a single thug tear after hearing 'Not enough'" - Substantial of Substantial Art & Music. Favorite track: Not Enough (Wishful Thinking) feat. Wink & SoSoon.
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cleverandroid I love this album because Steph made it, and she always makes amazing music.
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Left foot, right, I've been walking alone. Flights from Eiffel to Rome, and I invite you to roam with me. Lights up, legs up, Wi-Fi, silence my phone, my kite caught lightening. Please call fireman when we start fighting. You tell me I'm not brave enough. You tell me I'm not paid enough. You tell me I'm not saving up. You tell me I'm not safe enough. You tell me, baby I know. Ooh, baby I know. But, I'm dangerous. You tell me, "Baby, I know." COVID-19, protests outside of my home. Relatives dying alone. Feels like I’m all on my own - you feel me? While all of this is happening, conversations in my dome, are asking me constantly: “Are you on the path that you’re supposed to be?” These voices keep telling me… You’re not brave enough. They tell me you’re not paid enough. They tell me you’re not saving up. They tell me you’re not safe enough. They tell me, but maybe I know. Ooh. maybe I know. But, I’m still dangerous. They tell me, "Then baby, let’s go." Adult’s swimming, in Hell’s Kitchen, thoughts drifting, On selfish women, who channeling their inner Mel Gibson, lethal weapon, scene is hectic, in Retrospect I should’ve seen this, before the feature see but We were destined, she’s redemption, from previous lessons, She played the terrorist stunt double, see in the credits Seen the ending see the hero left on scene like text get Like Keenan in "Don't Be A Menace...", hand delivered, still she don’t see the message. I see the blessing, despite the bleak aesthetic, You can fight for sake of the team, or be the Kevin, Take your skill set, somewhere else, and be a legend.... This verse seems pathetic uh I’m not sane enough to stay here I’m not brave enough to stay here You not shaping up, we fade here Baby, I’m gone. I understand that you’re saying what you’re saying ‘cause you love me so. But, understand that your words weigh a ton and it’s taking a toll. It’s bad enough I cause so much pain on my own, poor suffering soul. So something’s gotta give, and I’ve decided that it’s better that I let you go.
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Hey, it’s been a while since I have seen you. The time before, you made me kind of mad. Didn’t think this one would be the last I’d see your face. And now, I’m wishing for those moments back. You never know a precious moment Until that moment’s gone. Through your memory, I’ll continue holding on. Because I’m so Thankful…for the smile upon your face. Yes, I’m thankful. All our good times won’t be erased. Though the sun has set, I won’t forget How much you meant to me, And when my time is done, I hope one day I’ll see You again. The day you left, I felt so cold and empty. It hit me like a roundhouse to the chest. What made it worse was feeling deeply guilty. So long ago I should’ve laid my feelings to rest. But, when I think about it all again, The weight is lifted now. I had one last chance to make you laugh and smile. And I’m so Thankful…for the smile upon your face. Yes, I’m thankful. All our good times won’t be erased. Though the sun has set, I won’t forget How much you meant to me, And when my time is done, I hope one day I’ll see Well, if I had the chance, I’d have so much to say, And I would celebrate and cherish you every day. You were always there for me, But it took losing you for me to see I took you for granted, And though I still grieve, I’m still Thankful…for the smile upon your face. Yes, I’m thankful. All our good times won’t be erased. Though the sun has set, I won’t forget How much you meant to me, And when my time is done, I hope one day I’ll see You again
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Hello there Merry Christmas how you been Gee, it's so good to talk to you again It's been a long, long time Can't explain why you crossed my mind I guess it's just to wish you a merry Christmas My best friend's having a party And everybody's going I know it's gonna be a lot of fun, oh by the way It's snowing It's been a long long time Can't explain why you crossed my mind I guess it's just to say gee whiz it's Christmas It's funny that I haven't thought to call you before And why is it I haven't seen you around anymore Another year has passed and I can't erase The memory of your smiling face So I have to call you up and say Gee whiz it's Christmas So don't forget the party that we're throwing The warm fires of the fireplace Will be glowing It's been a long long time I still can't figure out why you crossed my mind I guess it's just to say gee whiz it's Christmas I'm wishing you a merry, have a merry, merry Christmas Gee whiz have a merry, merry, merry

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Where Christmas at 7222, Vol. 1 focuses mostly on goodwill and good times with loved ones, Vol. 2 reflects on the year we've had with COVID-19, protests over racial injustice, and the wave of obstacles we've had to either endure, or overcome, as a result. From relationship strains, to mental health concerns, and the looming cloud of mortality - this latest EP invokes all those thoughts and feelings. Still, even through all the hardships and pain, the album still manages to leave space for hope, and ends on a high note. The moral of the album is this: storms don't last forever - humanity will endure. Finding hope through it all is the hallmark of all holiday seasons.

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released December 18, 2020

All original songs written, produced, and performed by Stephanie Gayle.
"Gee Whiz, It's Christmas" written by Carla Thomas, Stephen Cropper, and Vincent Trauth. Produced by Stephanie Gayle.

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Stephanie Gayle Brooklyn, New York

Maryland-born Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Fine Artist who currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with artists such as Substantial and Marcus D (Bop Alloy), Mr. SOS, Tonedeff, PackFM, CunninLynguists, KIN4LIFE, Inverse, Naturel, and a host of others, just to name a few. Visit stephaniegaylemusic.com for more info. ... more

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