KAY FRANKLIN&JOYCE WRICE - "Rocket science"                pROD. BY MNDGSN (aKASHIK RECORDS)

You can now listen and buy this project I created with Mndsgn and Kay Franklin through Akashik Records and Stones Throw Records! You can also purchase this project as a 7" Vinyl record here!

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Joyce Wrice & Kay Franklin align astral bodies for long awaited double single Rocket Science on the A-side and Playpretend on the B-side. Both pieces were produced and arranged by Akashik Record’s co-founder & Stones Throw artist Mndsgn. The project leads in with Rocket Science, a cosmic love statement seemingly perceived from within a lucid dream. On the B-Side is Play Pretend, a downtempo boogie anthem portraying the games played in the finding of a new love. Written over a year ago, this 2 track release will take you through a landscape of feels, yet leaving you yearning for more from these emerging visionaries. 

It’s quite the mystery how L.A. born, sonic visionary, Kay Franklin, has slipped through the cracks over the years. His artistry is nothing short of enigmatic as he is heard producing, singing, songwriting, rapping, or even playing sax over his own original material. Having grown up in the studio watching his grandfather, John Barnes, work alongside Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Billy Griffin & more, or even watching his uncle, LA Jay, produce sounds for the legendary Pharcyde, it’s no wonder Kay has felt compelled to craft a lane of his own. 

Joyce Wrice retains a similar musical sentiment that pays strong homage to R&B predecessors of the sultry 90s. It wasn’t until her transplant to L.A. in 2014 she began to collaborate with Kay Franklin and Mndsgn. Joyce’s debut EP “Stay Around”, released in May 2016, was just the beginning of a slate of new projects set to release in the near future.

"Stay Around" EP 

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Baby tell do you love me babe
Baby tell me
Tell me tell me oooh
Oooh
See I been tryna play nice
But if she knew what I knew
But if she knew what I knew oooh
See I been tryna play nice
Knew oooh

I can't explain this feeling (no) 
But you got me (so) 
Out of my mind
You say that you need me
But how can I be yours if you're not mine
We can't
Make it official (no) 
But you always find a way to keep my around
Where do we go from here? 
Please don't tell me what I wanna hear
I'm tired of the games and the lies
Stop wasting my time

Oh! Do you love me? Do you love me? 
Oh! Baby tell me do you love me? do you love me? 
Oh! Do you love me? Do you love me? 
Oh! Baby tell me do you love me? Baby tell me do you love me? 

See I been tryna place nice
But if she knew what I knew she would probably think twice (probably think twice) 
Are we talking bout life (life) 
Cus the way that I see it we can never be right (we can never be right)
When i’m alone at night
And you're laying in bed acting like you don't wanna be here by my side
I need you close  
but i'm wondering who you need the most

Oh! Do you love me? Do you love me? 
Oh! Baby tell me do you love me? do you love me? 
Oh! Do you love me? Do you love me? 
Oh! Baby tell me do you love me? Baby tell me do you love me?

I worry too much
We’ll be fine
Just call me when you’re plane lands
8:05 my time
How much are you gonna miss me? 
Can’t wait to feel you kiss me

Baby i’ll be all yours
As soon as you make home
Just make me a promise
you’ll be good while you’re gone

Until then i’ll be home alone
Home alone
Home alone

Until then i’ll be home alone
Home alone
Home alone

I worry too much
We’ll be fine
I just need my girls with me
Help me relax my mind this time
Call me and tell me you miss me
It’s only three days and two hours ’til you kiss me

Baby i’ll be all yours
As soon as you make home
Just make me a promise
you’ll be good while you’re gone

Until then i’ll be home alone
Home alone
Home alone

Until then i’ll be home alone
Home alone
Home alone

If she doesn’t know
How can it hurt
It isn’t our job
To make it work (no) 
I don't wanna fight
I don't wanna fight (fight, fight) 
I don't wanna fight (fight,fight) 
How I feel (hey) 
Ooooooh
I don't wanna fight
I dont' wanna fight (how I feel) 
I don't wanna fight
I don't wanna fight (how I feel) 
I don't wanna fight
How I feel
Oooooooooooh :)

I thought you were out my system
Why do I feel like the victim
We were together  
Chasing forever
But we didn't make it
Now I see you with your new girl
Making things better in her world
There's no way to stop it but I gotta be honest
I can barely take it
i can't face it oooh

Maybe I should've never left (I) 
Feel like second best (Why) 
Did I ever let you go (Now) 
Now you belong to her  
and you're tryna make it work but
What makes it worst (Love) 

Is you hold her and you kiss her and you touch her like  
(You used to touch me) 
See you give her what I deserve it hurts
(Cus you used to love me) 

Baby you used to love me
You used to love me
How can you hold her when you kiss her and you miss her
When you used to love me

Ever since I gave you up
I thought goodbye was hard enough
But when I saw you treat her like you really need her
My heart was broken again
I got so tired of making up
I forgot how good it really was
Now that it's over and you're moving forward
I don't want it to end
I miss my friend

Maybe I should've never left (I) 
Feel like second best (Why) 
Did I ever let you go (Now) 
Now you belong to her  
and you're tryna make it work but
What makes it worst (Love) 

Is you hold her and you kiss her and you touch her like  
(You used to touch me) 
See you give her what I deserve it hurts
(Cus you used to love me) 

Baby you used to love me
You used to love me
How can you hold her when you kiss her and you miss her
When you used to love me

You used to love me
You used to love me
You used to love love love
Love me

You seem a little jaded boy
I hope I can help you relax that mind
The hell are you worried for
All I wanna do is give us a try

Ain't no need to be shy
It doesn't need to be right
As long as we say it's right
Ain't no need
Ain’t no need

Tried love once
Didn't really work out
But I learned it takes time
So don't think this is never gonna work out
We've got nothing but time

Ain't no need to be shy
It doesn't need to be right
As long as we say it's right
Ain't No Need
Ain’t No Need

Ah
Ah
Ah
Ah
Ain't no need to be shy
It doesn't need to be right
Ah
Ain’t No Need
Ain’t No Need

It's hard to tell
If this is really love or if it's just how it feels
But you treat me so well
If it takes more time
I've got time to kill

See you treat me like a real man treats a lady
And you know just what to say when I'm acting kind of crazy
And whenever I'm feeling lost you're there to save me
So I'm headed wherever it is you wanna take me
Take me
Take me

There's something in our chemistry
I feel it when you're next to me
I wasn't looking for love but love is what I found
I just hope that you stay around

I know it's you
Baby I don't need nobody to tell me it's true  
Everything you do
Can't get no better
better than you ooh no

See you treat me like a real man treats a lady
And you know just what to say when I'm acting kind of crazy
And whenever I'm feeling lost you're there to save me
So I'm headed wherever it is you wanna take me
Take me
Take me

There's something in our chemistry
I feel it when you're next to me
I wasn't looking for love but love is what I found
I just hope that you stay around

I just hope you (Stay Around) 
I just want you (Stay Around) 
I just hope you (Stay Around) 
I just want you (Stay Around) 

There's something in our chemistry
I feel it when you're next to me
I wasn't looking for love but love is what I found
I just hope that you stay around