This is the official website of Kosi, also known as The Sublime Miss Kosi, Kosi Gyebi, Kosi Gyebi Sorensen, Akosua Gyebi, and Akosua Gyebi Sorensen. She is a singer, vocalist, singer-songwriter, and arranger in jazz, r&b, blues, and rock music.

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“I listened to [your album], and man, your voice is incredible. Not only do you have a fabulous and unique timbre, your performances are full of passion and musicality. This album feels very personal and heartfelt. It was great to get to peek into your musical soul for a bit. I particularly liked “Guilty” - the lyrics here are really effective, and man, that sax!”

- Christopher Tin, Grammy winning composer [https://christophertin.com/ ] on Oct 10, 2017
“Ive been listening to your music and I really like your song “Your Angel”. Your voice is one in that the listener doesn’t know where you are going to go with it, has an element of surprise and it’s beautiful! A gift to be able to artfully use the voice in a manner that makes sometimes a slower or pacing song, full of dynamic and surprise…really great job, Kosi!”

- Matthew Mayer, Pianist [http://matthewmayer.com/ ] on Sept 30, 2017
“Your album impresses me as being extremely personal and heartfelt. It’s refreshingly rich and even raw in feeling, with the beautiful rough edges still showing. It’s a beautiful expression and labor of love from you.”

- Max Highstein, award winning composer [https://www.maxhighsteinmusic.com] on Oct 8, 2017

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"And God said 'Love your enemy' and I obeyed [her] and I loved myself." -- Khalil Gibran
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Release Date:

November 4, 2016
Kosi - vocals, acoustic guitar
Vincent Parker - vocals
Brendon Biagi - tenor sax
Satish Robertson - flugelhorn, trumpet
Aron Marchak - electric guitar
John Lander - piano
Christopher Hall - bass
Isaiah Pierce - drums
Ian Koranek, Abdallah Oubaki, Daniel Leeds - recitations
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  1. Intro (Hallelujah) 0:50 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Intro (Hallelujah) (hide)

They say I took the name in vain

When I don't even know the name

but if I did, well baby, what's it to ya?

There's a blaze of light in every word

It doesn't matter which you heard:

the holy or the broken hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

written by Leonard Cohen
vocals - Kosi
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  2. Elder Washington 2:56 [credits/lyrics]
written by Salim Washington
vocals - Kosi
piano - John Lander
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  3. Guilty 5:08 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Guilty (hide)

I did it for the love

I did it for the money

I did it for the fruit

I did it for the honey

I did it for you

and you can be a witness

cause that means I'm guilty I'm guilty I'm guilty

of all of this

I did it for the love

I did it for the power

I did it for the sweet

I did it for the sour

I did it for you

and you can be a witness

cause that means I'm guilty I'm guilty I'm guilty

of all of this

I did it for the love

I did it for the glory

I did it for the fun

I did it for the story

I did it for God

I did it for a Man

I did it for the Devil

I did it cause I can

I did it for you

and you can be a witness

cause that means I'm guilty I'm guilty I'm guilty

of all of this

written by Akosua Gyebi
Vocals - Kosi
Tenor Sax - Brendon Biagi
Guitar - Aron Marchak
Bass - Christopher Hall
Drums - Isaiah Pierce
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  4. Servant's Prayer 2:11 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Servant's Prayer (hide)

Amen, amen

Master hear your servant's prayer once again

I'll be honest, I'll be fair

yes I'll own you anywhere

this is your servant's prayer

Amen

Trad. Negro spritual
Vocals - Kosi
Recitations - Ian Koranek, Abdallah Oubaki, Daniel Leeds
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  5. Lament in A minor 4:41 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Lament in A minor (hide)

Pacing around with all the demons in my mind

Shivering scared of all the things that I may find

Can I avoid the things inside of me

Close my eyes, still I see

things that I don't want to be

troubled and confined

Walking the floor I think of all the things I've done

Wonder how I could be of use to anyone

haven't been following my own advice

same mistakes more than twice

sorry maybe won't suffice

and there's nowhere to run

Cause it's been 1-2-3-far too many

times that I've been down this road I'm walking on

And it's been 5-6-7-ain't that something

can I be redeemed or am I too far gone?

If there is mercy, can that mercy be for me?

If there is freedom then by God may I be free?

If there's a way that I can make it right

slay the beast and end the fight

I may walk into the light

no more pain for me

Cause it's been 1-2-3-4-5-since I've been here

I don't want to be here anymore

And it's been 7-8-9-then what happens

if I never find what I've been searching for?

If there is mercy, can that mercy be for me?

If there is freedom then by God may I be free?

If there's a way that I can make it right

slay the beast and end the fight

I may walk into the light

no more pain for me

no more pain for me

no more pain for me

written by Akosua Gyebi
vocals, ac. guitar - Kosi
el. guitar - Aron Marchak
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  6. Your Angel 5:45 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Your Angel (hide)

They call me evil

They call me evil

I try to do right, but they just tell me I'm wrong

I want to be loved, they say I don't belong

They say when I cry it's just a trap

that I'm up to something

They knock me down when I try to be strong

A beautiful woman is too easy to blame

when something goes wrong, just point the finger at Mame

they want to examen all my choices

with a microscope

and then in their judgement leave me nothing but shame

They call me evil

But you call me angel

I know I'm on to something good

each time I make you smile

I see that pretty face and know

I've done something worthwhile

I know I'm on to something good

each time I make you smile

I see that pretty face and know

I've done something worthwhile

I know I'm on to something good

each time I make you smile

I see that pretty face and know

I've done something worthwhile

And I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say

I can deal with what they say if I'm an angel to you

written by Akosua Gyebi
vocals - Kosi
guitars - Kosi, Aron Marchak
bass - Christopher Hall
drums - Isaiah Pierce
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  7. Walk With me 2:57 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Walk With me (hide)

Walk with me, Lord, walk with me

walk with me, Lord, walk with me

as I travel this weary journey

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me

I'm alone, Lord, walk with me

I'm alone, Lord, walk with me

as I travel this weary journey

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me

All the way, Lord, walk with me

all the way, Lord, walk with me

as I travel this weary journey

Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me

Trad. Negro spiritual
vocals - Kosi
flugelhorn - Satish Robertson
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  8. Father So Wise (Elder Washington) 5:31 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Father So Wise (Elder Washington) (hide)

Father so wise

so true so strong for me

you bring joy to this song

this song of love and loss

death and life

Father so wise

you gave your all for me

and your love keeps me strong

to go on

Hold me close till the song is done

Hold me close till the pain is gone

Father, father, father

written by Salim Washington lyrics by Akosua Gyebi
vocals - Kosi
tenor sax - Brendon Biagi
guitar - Aron Marchak
bass - Christopher Hall
drums - Isaiah Pierce
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  9. Hallelujah 4:19 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Hallelujah (hide)

I heard there was a secret chord

that David played and it pleased the Lord

but you don't really care for music, do ya?

It goes like this, the fourths, the fifths

the minor falls, the major lifts

the baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

Now baby I've been here before

I've seen this room, I've walked this floor

I used to live alone before I knew ya

I've seen your flag on the marble arch

and love is not a victory march

it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

And maybe there's a god above

but the only thing I've learned from love

is how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

It's not a cry that you hear at night

it's not somebody who's seen the light

it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

written by Leonard Cohen
vocals - Kosi
flugelhorn - Satish Robertson
guitar - Aron Marchak
bass - Christopher Hall
drums - Isaiah Pierce
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  10. Since I Laid My Burden Down 3:54 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Since I Laid My Burden Down (hide)

Glory glory hallelujah

Since I laid my burden down

glory glory hallelujah

Since I laid my burden down

Y'all don't treat me like you used to

Since I laid my burden down

Y'all don't treat me like you used to

Since I laid my burden down

The burden's down, Lord, the burden's down, Lord

Since I laid my burden down

the burden's down, Lord, the burden's down, Lord

Since I laid my burden down

I feel better, so much better

Since I laid my burden down

I feel better, so much better

Since I laid my burden down

Since I laid my burden down

Since I laid my burden down

Trad. Negro spiritual
vocals - Kosi, Vincent Parker
guitar - Aron Marchak
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  11. Morning After Blues 6:12 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Morning After Blues (hide)

My body will heal

and my soul has not been bruised

I'm more than what I feel

more than these morning after blues

the past isn't real

just shadows and memories and booze

but my body will heal

from these morning after blues

My body belongs to me

my body belongs to me

I'm okay

The air in my lungs

the sun on my face

I'm okay

The hair on my head

my feet in my shoes

I'm okay

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know who I am

My mind is at ease

looking out on this brand new day

I'll rest if I please

and I'll soon be on my way

the scent on the breeze

lets me know I'll be okay

My mind is at ease

looking out on this brand new day

My body belongs to me

my body belongs to me

I'm okay

The air in my lungs

the sun on my face

I'm okay

The hair on my head

my feet in my shoes

I'm okay

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know

My body belongs to me

my body belongs to me

I'm okay

The air in my lungs

the sun on my face

I'm okay

The hair on my head

my feet in my shoes

I'm okay

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know who I am

I know who I am

written by Akosua Gyebi
vocals - Kosi
piano - John Lander
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Kosi - vocals, acoustic guitar
Vincent Parker - vocals
Brendon Biagi - tenor sax
Satish Robertson - flugelhorn, trumpet
Aron Marchak - electric guitar
John Lander - piano
Christopher Hall - bass
Isaiah Pierce - drums
Ian Koranek, Abdallah Oubaki, Daniel Leeds - recitations

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