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.

Music Store

Reviews

JoonBug | The Goddess Of Lakshmi :

by Adrienne Bess, published on November 13, 2013.

Click here for more reviews

LOVE $0.00
Buy this Album | Back to the shop
Download comes in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
Also available on: bandcamp
"The Goddess Lakshmi is a prime example of the thriving jazz and folk sounds that came together during the Harlem Renaissance with nods to the beatnik cool of the early '60s. Harlem is the birthplace of the band and its honed musical style, most evident in the swinging notes carrying the band’s front-woman Kosi through tracks like, “I Want You For My Man”. The Goddess Lakshmi has harnessed a sound that is all their own and with a wealth of experience upon which to attribute it to...

...The new album, LOVE, is the product of one exhausting, yet rewarding journey complete with ‘cuts, scratches, and cigarette burns’. The recording and mixing process... ended with a flow of sound amplified by more textural qualities: close-knit rhythm sections, soul-drenched vocals, and story-lines about love: both wanting and losing it."

— Adrienne Bess,
http://joonbug.com/national/frequency/The-Goddess-Of-Lakshmi/C8hVDsBfnOP
LOVE

Release Date:

May 25, 2013
Rene Calvo - electric guitar and vocals
The Sublime Miss Kosi - vocals
Craig Gottleib - bass
Amos Fisher - drums and vocals
Felix Reyes - electric guitar (on "leave me")
All Compositions by René Calvo
Click the title for album credits, lyrics, etc.
  1. I Want You For My Man 4:34 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to I Want You For My Man (hide)

It looked like it might rain

and we were headed home

you walked me to the train

we both had come alone

The moon was in disguise

behind honey locust trees

we captured fireflies

and released them in the breeze

I'm wondering if you can hear

these thoughts inside my head

They're dancing in the magic light

I'll echo what they've said:

I want you for my man

You don't have to be alone

So take me by the hand

and won't you lead me home?

And if you gaze inside my mind

there's a portrait you might know

It's a multilayered fantasy

hold me tight and here we go

I want to be your man

There's no time to be alone

so take me by the hand

and let me lead you home.

If you should have me

lay 'neath your roof

side by your side breath to your heart

never to part

never would I part.

hide
  2. The Invisible Man 3:04 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to The Invisible Man (hide)

She's got those ebony eyes

and she knows how to use them

soft and sensuous thighs

and it's a pleasure to abuse them

she'll crush him because she can

he's the Invisible Man

He's a doctor of deception

keeping meticulous files

and when you enter his reception

he's impervious to wiles

oh, but she'll crush him because she can

he's the Invisible Man

He walks, he talks, make a motion and he balks

it's so pathetic

She teases and pleases laughing as he freezes

it's prophetic

she'll crush him because she can

he's the Invisible Man

Oh, it's a dangerous show

where all the actors are glowing

and it's impossible to know

what next feature they'll be showing

she'll crush you because she can

You're the Invisible Man

He winks, he drinks, make a motion and he blinks

it's so outrageous

She growns and moans in scintillating tones

and it's contageous

she'll crush you because she can

You're the Invisible Man

You're the Invisible Man

You're the Invisible Man

You're the Invisible Man

You're the Invisible Man

hide
  3. Curious 6:13 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Curious (hide)

There were ghosts and devils and demons as far as I could see

You left the parade and you strolled right up to me

You asked me a question whose answer you already knew

And you said you were curious

I was curious too.

Your eyes were like coals and your smile was wide as the dawn

and I trembled before you like a king hemmed in by his pawn

then you turned around and down past the green you flew

and you left me quite curious

Were you curious too?

The pundits have gathered on TV to thump the drum

while the president-elect has declared that a new age has come

meanwhile the boys at the bar still haven't a clue

and they're not even curious

That's curious too.

The mountains that shelter us are burning in red and gold

while the river beneath them is churning and bitterly cold

the secrets they've hidden are now just coming to view

and they're all quite curious

Yours are curious too.

I got your text message and I'm glad that in Harlem they're dancing

but here it is silent and the moon keeps right on advancing

my mind is quite empty except for that stone in my shoe

but I'm glad you were curious

I was curious too.

hide
  4. Cold Wind 6:00 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Cold Wind (hide)

Pale moon rising through clouds of amber and gray

Hardly surprising you have nothing left to say

I know this is a day that I will rue

I'd like to forgive, Lord, but when forgiveness is due

There's a cold wind coming and it's coming for you.

And I know you had a reason for living a lie

Don't call it treason, now, when I lie down and die

So hand me a cup of your bitter brew

I'll stand here drinking 'till the drinking is through

There's a cold wind coming and it's coming for you.

Trees are shaking and leaves have ceased to fall

You're mistaken but you still don't deign to call

Somewhere you're smirking with the rest of your crew

A line of broken hearts and I have entered the queue

There's a cold wind coming and it's coming for you

And this hand that you have dealt me was the first card I see

Oh, it's a lonely joker now and he's laughing at me

So ask me no questions; you'll get your due

If you hear something drop, if you hear something drop, baby that's the other shoe

There's a cold wind coming and it's coming for you

(and it's coming for you) And it's coming for you

(and it's coming for you) And it's coming for you

hide
  5. Leave Me 4:38 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Leave Me (hide)

Baby wanna leave me? Well please just go

You say that you don't need me? Well I know it isn't so.

You take my money, you take my time

And when I say a single word you tell me that I'm way out of line

Baby wanna leave me? Well please just go

(just go, just go, just go)

Your mother she treats me like I'm already one of the dead

When she sets the table there's an empty place in my stead

The looks that she gives me make it all very clear

I'm filled with trepidation every time she comes near

Baby wanna leave me? Well please just go

(just go, just go, just go)

Please tell your circle that they're no friends of mine

Laugh when they are cruel, thrilled to be unkind

What I say, it doesn't matter

It's gonna have to be up to you to rise above the chatter

Baby wanna leave me? Well please just go

(just go, just go, just go)

Why oh why was I the last man to know

I feel like Brother Tambo dancing in a minstrel show

Before the final curtain comes tumbling down

I'll take one last bow as your favorite clown

Baby wanna leave me? Well please just go

(just go, just go, just go)

hide
  6. The Mystery 4:37 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to The Mystery (hide)

I don't like the actors

who always come off slick

and excluding other factors

they kind of make me sick

Everybody wanna be a rock star

everybody wanna climb up to the sky

I come running every time you leave your door ajar

and there you lie

I don't like your picture

and I know why you left it there

and just because I miss you

doesn't mean that I care

and it's not just you who finds it reprehensible

that I should fly so high like a kite

it's not my position that so indefensible

it's just my plight

I don't like the mystery

or when it falls at night

and just because it's history

doesn't make it right

and it's not just you who finds it disgusting

to watch a lady fall so far

it's my body and my brain is rusting

it's so bizarre

hide
  7. Check The Box 4:11 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to Check The Box (hide)

Let me start by saying I forgive you

honesty is something we must all learn to live through

and what does it matter when shadows up and scatter

and where do they hide to when the sun has its way?

Check the box next to the words "I love you"

sentimental expressions were never above you

words like I love you

words like I love you

Everybody is hoping that things will get better

silver lining to get us through all kinds of weather

What do the clouds say when you smile up at them

Cause if they do go away they'll just come back again

Check the box next to the words "I love you"

sentimental expressions were never above you

words like I love you

words like I love you

Recently I went home to speak with my mother

I spent the week watching TV on the couch with my brother

Words that we don't say lift up to the sky

if we were honest we'd know when to lie

Check the box next to the words "I love you"

sentimental expressions were never above you

words like I love you

words like I love you

hide
  8. LOVE 8:07 [credits/lyrics]
Lyrics to LOVE (hide)

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

When we first met you had a smile for me

that made me feel like kissing sunshine in the sky

Bright as the moon, clear as a jewel of rain

an ocean of feeling that made me want to cry

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Riding a bike over a starry sky

I was alone sipping moonlight from a glass

I saw your face, you were an open gift

we took off together on a field of grass

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Now I have learned what I have always known

kissing your skin I'm trembling in side your mind

I walked the place where I had lost the road

I looked up and your love was waiting there to find

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

Love, isn't it beautiful

Isn't it beautiful when we love?

when we love?

when we love?

hide
Rene Calvo - electric guitar and vocals
The Sublime Miss Kosi - vocals
Craig Gottleib - bass
Amos Fisher - drums and vocals
Felix Reyes - electric guitar (on "leave me")
All Compositions by René Calvo

Other Albums