ORANGE SKIES ft. Mick Jenkins by Louis VI

“Orange Skies came out of frustration. It’s in reference to the forest fires we’ve been having all over the world due to the Climate Crises and how it felt as someone that loves nature – to watch our home burn, it felt like the world was ending. As one of my favourite artists and one of the most intelligent lyricists I’ve come across; I immediately knew Mick would connect with the irony and humour in this track; and wouldn’t struggle to cleverly highlight the absurdity of the way humans are acting towards the planet and deliver some truth.” Louis explains. “Black and brown people have been left out of this climate conversation yet around the world are on the front line of climate change even though they’ve contributed the least and that’s peak, that can’t run. This is about what climate change really means for our future.”
lyrics
CHORUS
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?

VERSE 1 – LOUIS VI
Politicians got me moving cutthroat
Scapegoating migrants into sunk boats
While they spend our taxes on some top coke
Chopping down our forests till we cough smoke
Add it up
Add it up
Cose their sum gross
They say African nations got corrupt laws…
While they giving contracts to their uncles?
Do they think we’re stupid, yea they must do?
They won’t change their ways until we bust through
I’m with my people and the bus full
Calling climate justice it’s about time
Cose our black people on the front line
Ain’t you seeing what I’m seeing
Hurricanes & fires blazing, flooding in Savannah basins,
We were all indigenous until they slaved us
Time to break this shit up
Time to break this shit up

CHORUS
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?
VERSE 2 – MICK JENKINS

Yea yeaaa yeaaah
Look like either way it go I’m on these greenhouse gases,
Ain’t no love below all reason seems outkasted,
Couldn’t,
Clean house faster, couldn’t reroute plastic,
Now the sun coming for our caps,
Less ice more water,
None for our taps
Shooting craps with our crops now we losing seeds,
Losing bees nigga,
We gon’ lose some recipes,
Let earth rest in peace
Or watch her blow from the mezzanine
No magazines we don’t see the issue,
It might be too much shit to,
Losing trees we won’t notice until there ain’t no tissue.
This shit can’t continue
But it just keep right on rolling keep them lights on I can’t find one moment
Know the darkness right up on us I’ma need Patronus,
Stick with my brothas like we Jonas told em they can’t own us,
They can’t beat us
They can’t join us
We can’t lose our focus
Niggas look at science like this shit is hocus pocus

CHORUS
Orange skies all on my feed, (YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH)
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, (YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH)
Mother nature calling me all week, (YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH)
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, (YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH)

VERSE 3 – LOUIS VI

Yea yea,
Yea yea,
Aye aye,

If I let my mind have money rule
I woulda quit stedda rhyming truths
They got our people by the wombs
They got our people by the balls
left stroke coming, it’s time to move
(If the) left stroke come it’s time to
Move on the world entitled
My bredda it true we’re lied to
Better move your health to ital
Belief in science is vital
Educate yourself from an expert
Who do you see when your leg hurt?
Better yet your kid or a rela- tive
Is not getting better sick
you take em to an expert doctor not a YouTube clip
So come on (aye)
Yes you should Question shit
But that’s science
But when you tell people not to question, thats signs… (yea that’s signs)
Not saying that’s lies but read between lines (tween lines)
They would love keep you ignorant fine
calling Toussaint, révolution
A mec! Nous retournons,
I’m calling beacoup on their bullshit for too long
Ain’t no planet b for us to move on

CHORUS
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?
Orange skies all on my feed, yea
Use the Thames put more water on the trees, yea
Mother nature calling me all week, yea
Ain’t humans the puzzle to this piece, yea?
Orange skies all on my…
credits
released January 25, 2023
Written, Produced and Performed by Louis VI
Featuring Mick Jenkins
and Alex Cosmo Blake on extra guitar

Beat produced by Louis VI
Mixed by Adam Jaffreys
Mastered by Zino Mikorey

Hiya Self Unlimited

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The North London rapper & producer, Louis VI, with a background as a jazz drummer takes hip hop to unknown places. Having worked with the likes of Mick Jenkins, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Nubya Garcia, Jelani Blackman, Jowin