Freeze, Melt, Boil

from by Quantum Tangle



Gritt: “Freeze Melt Boil” is a song that came out of the frustration and the anger and the criticism towards pipelines, so it was written at the height of #NoDAPL and Standing Rock and we wanted to write something that would support those causes. I guess as much as we can be, as true musicians, we're advocates for the environment and for Indigenous rights, and so we believe there's a way forward without infringing on the rights of the people of Turtle Island and we believe that there's a way forward without oil. And so this song really is about the infringement of Indigenous rights.

Ayalik: Yeah, it's totally pipelines and ... our wish for water to be safe and protected, and whether that's #NoDAPL or in Canada with all of the boiled water advisories and how people are drinking poison and there are so many reserves in this country, [which] prides itself on being a developed country — unless you're on a reserve, and then it feels Third World. So just this idea that our water is a hot commodity in some places, which is a total shame for a country like Canada.


Freeze, Melt, Boil

Black and White and Yellow and Red
Drinking poison, brainwashed heads
It’s all safe the suit man said
Then why do young ones wind up dead?

Take my bones out of this soil
Break my back from all this toil
Mix that water in with oil
Stand and fight and make blood boil

Don’t ask questions, don’t ask why
Just accept and don’t even try
Let the old ways burn and die
Embrace the new, no need to try


With your guns and vicious hounds
You force us from our sacred grounds
We raise our voice in righteous sound
For all the tribes to gather round

Winding snake with body long
You test our will but it stands strong
We beat our drum at motives wrong
Awake our mother with our song



from Shelter as we go​.​.​., released July 7, 2017



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Quantum Tangle Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Fusing of old-world sounds and new-world flair, the Juno Award-winning group Quantum Tangle is embracing their blended background. Combining their talents of throat singing, haunting melodies and traditional legends, Grey Gritt and Tiffany Ayalik are excited to present pieces that look back through history to challenge, educate and encourage the next generation to be socially aware. ... more

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