Ain’t Nobody Playin’ – Official Lyric Video

Ain’t Nobody Playin’ – Official Lyric Video

The official lyric video is now up! Here’s the lyrics written out too, enjoy! 🙂

Ain’t Nobody Playin’

Ain’t nobody playin’
Ain’t nobody playin’

When I first saw you, you had me mesmerised
I would have done anything for you
But the way that you treat me, not showing no respect
Is something that I just can’t let you do

So I make my feelings clear, I lay it on the line
This is my ultimatum now you’re running out of time
You’re playing me, you’re using me and what you do is cruel
You can’t keep expecting me to play it by your rules

No games, you got me all wrong
You just ain’t taking me seriously (ain’t nobody playin’)
No games, not playing along
Ain’t nobody gonna make a fool out of me

Gave you a chance, thought we could work it through
But you let me down at every turn
Thought that I would just follow your every wish and your every command
But respect is something that you have to earn

Well I’ve got more respect for me than you could ever give
I don’t like being played, it’s not the way I wanna live
And do you really think you’ve got me on the runaround
Quit pushing to the limit before I burn the house down

No games, you got me all wrong
You just ain’t taking me seriously (ain’t nobody playin’)
No games, not playing along
Ain’t nobody gonna make a fool out of me

When I first saw you
I would have done anything, ooo anything
When I first saw you
I would have done anything for you

No games, you got me all wrong
You just ain’t taking me seriously (ain’t nobody playin’)
No games, not playing along
Ain’t nobody gonna make a fool out of me

No games, you got me all wrong
You just ain’t taking me seriously (ain’t nobody playin’)
No games, not playing along
Ain’t nobody gonna make a fool out of me

No games, you got me all wrong
You just ain’t taking me seriously (ain’t nobody playin’)
No games, not playing along
Ain’t nobody gonna make a fool out of me

New Music – Ain’t Nobody Playin’

New Music – Ain’t Nobody Playin’

Ain’t Nobody Playin’

Format: Digital Download
Release Date: 1st March 2019

Track Listing:

  1. Ain’t Nobody Playin’
  2. Ain’t Nobody Playin’ (instrumental)

Track Credits:

Atheen – songwriter, vocals, keys, production
Nick Van Gelder – drums
Gaz Rackham – bass
Franco Barroso, guitars, outro strings
Julian Chown – engineering
The Airlab – mastering

The new release is finally here! Figured it was time to make my dream funk album so I’m turning it out one track at a time throughout 2019. The idea is to share a lot of fun times with friends – writing, recording and performing music that we love and hope that you love too.

Absolutely honoured to have the fabulous Nick Van ‘Groove’ Gelder adding his own dose of funk to this track. Teaming him up with my old partner in funk Gaz Rackham on bass, I’ve ended up with a perfect rhythm section! Another old collaborator, Franco Barroso, provided some finishing touches with funky guitar riffs and the outro strings.

Big thanks to Julian Chown at Joules Productions and Jerome at The Airlab for their amazing engineering and mastering skills, couldn’t have done this without you guys!

A little background on the song – this was originally written in March 2002 for an upcoming TLC album. Sadly we all know what happened a month later and the song was never submitted. However in honour of its original intended purpose, I decided to keep in the US accent on the intro vocal and the reference to ‘burn the house down’ in the lyrics.

Buy at:
Beatport Bandcamp Amazon Music
Stream at:
Apple Music Amazon Music Spotify Google Play
KKbox YouTube Atheen on Deezer
License at:
Modal Publishing

Forget Me Nots Cover

Forget Me Nots Cover

Worked on a little project in the studio just for fun, one of my favourite tracks by an all-time favourite performer, Miss Patrice Rushen. Again this features the most awesome Gaz Rackham on bass.

God Bless The Child

God Bless The Child

Here’s a throwback gallery video, a fun little home recorded collaboration with Martin, a guitarist friend. We were looking to play some laid back Jazz gigs and this is one of the demos that we put together, one of my favourite songs by the lovely Billie Holiday. Will definitely do a proper recording of this track in the very near future.

Canned Heat Cover

Canned Heat Cover

OK, so you know how much I love ‘The Funk’ and vowed to cover some favourite tracks for the sheer fun of it. Here’s one from a little while back that was programmed up using Logic Pro X and with an awesome contribution from epic bassist friend Gaz Rackham. Video on iPad as I didn’t have hi-res back then! 🙂 x

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Happy #InternationalJazzDay folks! As I often say, we all go to Jazz in the end. Some of us start there too…

Here’s my own little rendition of Black Coffee. Will be brushing up on the jazz chops over the coming year x