99%

by Norine Braun

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Independent Vancouver artist Norine Braun releases a new single, Ninety Nine Percent. The gritty, progressive sound of 99% has edge, sonics and is full of adult alternative hooks that AAA audiences understand. Braun recruited a killer collection of local roots rock, soul and blues players for the single and upcoming album including: Juno nominated producer/guitarist, Adam Popowitz, drummer/percussionist Elliot Polsky, blues harpist Andrew “Huggybear” Huggard and pianist Alice Fraser.

Following on the heels of last year’s release No.8, Braun intensifies the moxie with 99% giving more than a nod to alternative feels and urban blues, a la Black Keys, Kings of Leon and The Pretenders. The song pays tribute to the unifying slogan of how the 99% are paying the price for the mistakes of a small minority.

Hard working DIY indie artist Norine Braun has an impressive and prolific catalogue of 8 albums. The recipient of awards like Songs Inspired By Literature international songwriting competition and the prestigious ‘Female Singer-Songwriter of the Year’ at the Independent L.A. Music Awards, Braun, even as a newcomer, has dazzled her critics as “a rare find,” according to The Best Female Musicians Magazine.

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99% (Ninety Nine Percent)

I got something

I got it in the bag

Don'’t look at me mister

You’'d be better off dead

We got busted for planning

It'’s in the back of my head

We got morning in the coffee yeah

The blues is back in bed



Mama’'s in the kitchen

Papa hit the sack

Up all night he'’s looking

But no one calls him back

Do we pay for groceries?

Or do we pay the rent?

Scrounging in the garbage

We'’re the 99%

Occupy corruption

Overtake and lead

Even Jesus angered

When he tossed away the greed



Lining up for lunch

People'’s rights should rule

Lining up for jobs

Corporate wrongs so cruel

Watching our destruction

Or are the 99 ahead?

We won'’t lose the world to evil

But to those who watch instead



My gal’'s on piano

She playing it real well

Musing on this blues riff

As we drift on down to hell

We dream of baskets and the babies

Dream of corn and the gravies

Living on empties

Living on maybe, maybe, maybes

Nothing to fall back on

On nothing to depend



We got a sweet sense

We got no cents

We got a sixth sense

We got no sense

We got a sweet sense

©Norine Braun 2012 SOCAN

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released July 13, 2012
99% words and music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun, Producer/guitarist, Adam Popowitz, drummer/percussionist Elliot Polsky, blues harpist Andrew “Huggybear” Huggard and pianist Alice Fraser.

Recorded at Rear Window Song and Sound Coquitlam BC

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Norine Braun Vancouver, British Columbia

Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate. Abortmag

Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests.
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An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often. Music Emission
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