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My 4Culture grant-funded full-length album "The Canary Collective: Vol 1" is my contribution to the dialogue amongst humans on this planet about who deserves to be able to afford healthcare, clean air, water, food, and shelter. It's me singing my sensitive soul song in the coal mine. I collaborated with other "womxn and queers" such as Luz Elena Mendoza of band Y La Bamba and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose to make a Cat Power and Sufjan Stevens-inspired collage of poetry, songs, and TED Talk quotes. I hope to continue to use my music and unique performance style to get people talking and singing about the ties between our healing bodies and our healing ecosystems on this planet.


My neck, my neck is feelin’ fine
Since it’s been fine, it’s been some time
I filled with poison on the line
But now it’s gone through tears of brine

He asked me, girl why do you cry?
Your body’s fine, it’s in your mind
But I kept looking, what’d I find?
They ate the fruit, buried the rind

Where does the stem reach for the sun
When bent how is the drinking done
A river flows, and trickles down
But why did it not reach the sound?

Dam! Dam! Building up
I’m waiting with an empty cup
For 2 long years I’ve felt the squeeze
Now dam! Break it open bring it to my knees!

My neck, my neck was doin' fine
You forced it open so light would shine
But shade was thrown where demons dined
She was shielding me the whole damn time

Dam! Dam! River flow!
Tell me to stay, tell me to go
Stayed in my head, so you’d believe
But dam! Break it open, bring it to my knees!

Dam dam! Hold it in!
Tell me to sink, tell me to swim
Tell me to fight, tell me to freeze
Just dam, break it open, bring it to my knees

Dam dam! Hold it in!
Tell me to sink, tell me to swim
Tell me to fight, tell me to go
Just dam, break it open, bring it to my toes

Dam dam


from The Canary Collective: Vol 1, released February 5, 2020
Music, Lyrics, Vocals, Banjo, Baritone Ukulele, Organ, Thigh slaps, Charango, Harpsichord, Synthesizer, Piano, some home recording by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm 
Electric Guitar, Charango, Percussion (tambourine, shaker), Bass, Synthesizer, at home recording and arrangement assistance by Conor Whelan
Drums by Christopher Icasiano
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, and Lyrics in Spanish Adapated from KPH's "Believe Her" by Luz Elena Mendoza on "Creer/Believe Her"
Vocals on "One Sided Glass" by Nataly Dawn
Cello by David Balatero

Recorded and mixed by Ryan Oxford at The Center for Light and Color Therapy in Portland, Oregon
Mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Mastering

Album Art and Design by Hannah Hamavid

Special thanks to King County 4Culture and my patrons on patreon.com/kph for helping fund the album


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KPH & The Canary Collective Seattle, Washington

KPH (Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm) is a singer who writes songs in hopes of helping heal the harms of the humans on this planet with harmony.

Fund my medical treatment monthly: patreon.com/kph

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