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Marvin Gaye new album out 29 March 2019

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Album release: ‘You’re the Man’ by Marvin Gaye
Release date: 29 March 2019
Label: Motown/UMe

In celebration of Marvin Gaye’s 80th birthday on April 2, Motown/UMe will release his never-issued 1972 Tamla/Motown album, ‘You’re The Man’, in 2LP gatefold vinyl and digital editions on March 29. ‘You’re The Man’ features all of Gaye’s solo and non-soundtrack recordings from 1972, with most of the album’s tracks making their vinyl release debuts. SaLaAM ReMi’s new mix of the album track ‘My Last Chance’ is available now for streaming and for immediate download with album pre-order.

Pre-order ‘You’re The Man’ here.

Listen to ‘My Last Chance’ here. (SaLaAM ReMi remix)

In 1972, Marvin Gaye was on top: or so it seemed. ‘What’s Going On’, ‘Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)’, and ‘Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler”)’, the three singles from his universally acclaimed album What’s Going On, had each hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart (since renamed Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs) and Top 10 Pop the year before. His new single, ‘You’re The Man’ – a percolating, sarcastic riff on political non-action issued as the U.S. presidential campaign was kicking off – reached No. 7 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart. He saw Motown schedule a You’re The Man album (catalogue number Tamla 316). But when the lead single didn’t cross over Pop, stalling at No. 50, Marvin retreated. Ambivalent about recording, stubborn about moving to Los Angeles with Berry Gordy and Motown, Marvin by his actions proclaimed no more new Marvin Gaye music.

Or so it seemed.

In this singular and transitional year for the late music legend, Gaye recorded more than an album’s worth of music in Detroit and L.A. He produced himself, creating a suite of aching ballads; he worked with songwriters-becoming-producers Willie Hutch, then known mainly for the Jackson 5 smash ‘I’ll Be There’, but soon to be lauded for his film scores to The Mack and Foxy Brown; and with Pam Sawyer and Gloria Jones, whose ‘Piece of Clay’ for Marvin decades later became a smash in the 1995 film Phenomenon. He cut two sought-after tracks with Freddie Perren and Fonce Mizell, half of the hit-making machine behind the Jackson 5; he got together with Hal Davis, who was preparing a Marvin Gaye-Diana Ross album, to cut another topical gem, ‘The World Is Rated X’. And Marvin funnelled his anger over the Vietnam War, and his brother’s experiences there, into a sequel of sorts to ‘What’s Going On’, the poetic holiday ballad, ‘I Want To Come Home For Christmas’. He even re-cut ‘You’re The Man’ as an eerie funk jam, perhaps for the LP as a bookend to the single.

None of these tracks or any other on the LP, except the single, were issued at the time.

Three tracks from the album are newly mixed by SaLaAM ReMi, the songwriter and producer long associated with Nas, the Fugees, and Amy Winehouse: “My Last Chance,” “Symphony,” and “I’d Give My Life For You.” Also included is the rare, long LP version of Gaye’s cancelled 1972 Christmas single, plus an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side. Over the years, songs from You’re The Man have been included on several CD releases but 15 of the album’s 17 tracks have not been released on vinyl until now.

You’re The Man’s 2LP vinyl edition includes new liner notes by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz. In his essay, Ritz delves into Gaye’s deeply personal internal conflict as a source of creative vigor and emotional burden as he experienced What’s Going On’s massive success and all that came with it. “Now I could do what I wanted,” Gaye told Ritz in an interview that first appeared in Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye. “For most people that would be a blessing. But for me the thought was heavy. They said I’d reached the top, and that scared me because Mother used to say, ‘First ripe, first rotten.’ When you’re at the top there’s nowhere to go but down. No, I needed to keep going up – raising my consciousness – or I’d fall back on my behind. When would the war stop? That’s what I wanted to know – the war inside my soul.”

Despite his inner turmoil, that same year Gaye recorded a duets album with Diana Ross, and he accepted an offer to write what became his landmark Trouble Man film score. A year later, he released Let’s Get It On, the biggest hit of his career.

In addition to You’re The Man, Motown/UMe will release a new expanded edition of Marvin Gaye’s 1965 album, A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole, digitally on March 15. Honoring what would have been Cole’s 100th birthday, the album’s original mono mix makes its digital debut with the new edition, which also adds more than a dozen bonus tracks, including six alternate takes from the studio sessions.

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Nick Waterhouse new album out 8 March 2019

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Album release: Nick Waterhouse
Release date: 8 March 2019
Label: Innovative Leisure
More info: Artist website

Los Angeles-based musician Nick Waterhouse has announced his new self-titled album set for March 8th release via Innovative Leisure. Following 2016’s 'Never Twice' which was hailed by Vogue as “the second coming of soul” and earned Nick a performance on 'Later' with Jools Holland, the new album was recorded at LA’s legendary Electro-Vox Recorders, and co-produced with Paul Butler (Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul and the Broken Bones), with backing from a heavy bevy of friends and session players including Bart Davenport, percussionist Andres Renteria (Flying Lotus, Father John Misty), flutist Ricky Washington (Kamasi’s dad), and saxophonists Paula Henderson (Gogol Bordello) and Mando Dorame (JD McPherson).

The scorched earth first single 'Song For Winners' is out today via Consequence of Sound. Drawing inspiration from British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Nina Simone, the knockout track combines a feral R&B howl with elegant touches of club jazz with 60's soul.

Mary Anne Hobbs had the first play of the track on her new morning show on BBC 6 Music as her 'Near Future' feature, explaining how she’s “always loved the way he creates this atmosphere of swirling noir.”

Nick will head out on a run of European and UK headlining live dates in support of his upcoming album. See below for a full list of dates.

Listen/share: 'Song For Winners'

Pre-save album on Apple / Spotify

2019 UK + European Live Dates:

March 18th - Manchester, UK - Gorilla

March 21st - London, UK - 229 The Venue

March 23rd - Brussels, BE - Botanique-Orangerie

March 24th - Paris, FR - Petit Bain

March 26th - Hamburg, DE - Mojo Club

March 27th - Berlin, DE - Columbia Theatre

March 28th - Amsterdam, NL - Het Zonnehuis

March 30th - Athens, GR - Fuzz Live Music Club

March 31st - Thessaloniki, GR - Fix Factory of Sound

The 11-song collection features ten new Waterhouse originals, plus a deep cover of 'I Feel An Urge Coming On,' originally written by Nick’s friend and mentor Joshie Jo Armstead, who has previously written with Ray Charles and performed as both a Raelette and an Ikette in the 1960s and 70s.

There’s a reason why Nick chose to name this, his fourth album, his self-titled release. While he has always had a “style is all his own” according to NPR, this album is a deeper reflection of the cultural and emotional firmament that has made Nick the artist he is today: his passions and influences; his love and outrage. The music of Irma Thomas and Chico Hamilton; the films of Robert Siodmak and Adam Curtis. The good old bad days in San Francisco, Detroit, and Los Angeles. It’s an intoxicating world, and this album invites you to get lost in it.

Since releasing his debut single in 2010, Nick Waterhouse has toured the world (most recently on an extensive run with Allen Stone), and collaborated with or produced everyone from upstarts like Ty Segall, Leon Bridges and Jon Batiste, to septuagenarian soul legend Ural Thomas, and Latin stars the Boogaloo Assassins.

Selected previous praise for Nick Waterhouse

“Think music ain't what it used to be? Then you haven't heard Nick Waterhouse.” – GQ

“...unashamedly retro, but fizzes with an energy that retools classic R’n’B as a vibrantly post-modern American folk-art...nigh-on irresistible” – Uncut

“...balances a nostalgic timelessness with modern, urgent emotions” – Q Magazine

“...the kind of analogue obsession that suggests even the valves of his heart glow” – The Independent

“It's sexy, it's smart, and it's definitely worth another round in a bar east of Koreatown in the middle of a dark and stormy night.” – Esquire

"(I've) always loved the way he creates this atmosphere of swirling noir." - Mary Anne Hobbs (BBC 6 Music)

"...sounds like the passionate conglomeration of influences from an outraged man." - Consequence of Sound

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas London show 11 March 2018

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Concert announcement: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Concert date: 11 March 2018
Venue: Village Underground, Shoreditch
More info: Artist website

When looking for the perfect embodiment of the Motown sound and style, few fit the bill as well as Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. It was 1963 when they moved from being Marvin Gaye's original backup singers to stars in their own right with the trifecta of ‘Come and Get These Memories’, ‘Heat Wave’, and ‘Quicksand’. Over the next decade, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas would be a consistent presence on the music charts, as well as on television and top venues across the US and abroad.

In March 2018, they are headed to Village Underground to celebrate 50 years since the release of their hit single ‘Jimmy Mack’ with what promises to be a legendary live performance. The show will have support in the form of Butch Leake, of The Drifters, who themselves have had a myriad of unforgettable hits such as ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’, ‘Saturday Night At The Movies’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’, ‘On Broadway’, and many more.

Tickets on sale now

With the unmistakable voice that helped define ‘The Sound of Young America’, Reeves reigns as one of music's most beloved and acclaimed artists. Reeves and her Vandellas - her sisters, Lois (who joined the group in 1967) and Delphine (who came aboard in 1980) - have been recognised with the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award as well as a Grammy and induction to the Hall Of Fame for the signature track ‘Dancing In The Street’ which also made Rolling Stone’s ‘Greatest Songs Of All Time’.

Their hits are a thing of legend: In addition to the aforementioned, they include the gospel-tinged ‘Nowhere to Run’, the soul favourite ‘My Baby Loves Me’, the pop anthem ‘Jimmy Mack,’ and the classic ‘My Baby Loves Me’. While best known for up-tempo, foot-tapping, spirit-lifting tunes, Reeves' shows are often highlighted by beautiful renderings of Billie Holiday's ‘God Bless The Child’, her driving original blues ‘Watch Your Back’, and the perennial showstopper, ‘Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things’.

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas’ distinctive, upbeat, and uplifting music brought together pop and soul, white and black, old and young, like never before, and continues to do so to this day.

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Son Little on tour December 2017

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Tour announcement: Son Little
Tour dates: December 2017
More info: Artist website

Son Little has just announced an exciting UK and Euro 'New Magic Tour'. After the release of the brilliant 'New Magic' album via Anti- he will be hitting the road this December to perform across the UK and Europe. The tour begins in Manchester and includes a date at London's Omeara from which he will then be travelling on to dates in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, and more.

The New York Times described Son Little’s singing as "a voice so careworn it’s almost otherworldly” while Culturefly called the Grammy Winning singer-songwriter and producer, “an Otis Redding for the 21st Century.” Son Little’s anticipated full length album New Magic has finally arrived in stores. 

UK tickets available here

DEC 3 SUN: Soup Kitchen Manchester, UK
DEC 4 MON: Hare & Hounds Birmingham, UK
DEC 5 TUE: Omeara London, UK
DEC 7 THU: Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld Cologne, Germany
DEC 8 FRI: BiNuu Berlin, Germany
DEC 9 SAT: Indra Club Hamburg, Germany
DEC 11 MON: Maroquinerie Lafayett Paris, France
DEC 14 THU: Botanique Wiltoofbar Brussels, Belgium
DEC 15 FRI: Bitterzoetstraat Amsterdam, Netherlands

Listen to his new single 'O Me O My' now via Soundcloud

Each of the tracks on New Magic’s draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock & roll and hip-hop and transforms them into a singular sound that is propelled by his mesmerizing and soulful vocals and production that artfully balances between rustic immediacy and hip hop cut-and-paste. 

Son Little first came to the public’s attention through his collaborations with The Roots and RJD2, and has since toured worldwide with artists as diverse as Mumford & Sons, and Kelis, Shakey Graves and Leon Bridges.  In addition he won a Grammy for his work producing Mavis Staples.

Press reaction to date

“Superb follow-up to 2015’s eponymous debut by former Mavis Staples producer” – Mojo
“Swoonworthy” - No Depression
“Son Little is a genre-spanning virtuoso and a singular talent” - Mass Appeal
"Son Little does for the blues what Sharon Jones did for soul music. Like Jones, he can make old sounds like new by animating them with his own distinct and necessarily contemporary voice." - Paste

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Son Little album 'New Magic' out 15 September 2017

Album release: 'New Magic' by Son Little
Release date: 15 September 2017
Label: 15 September 2017
More info: Artist website

NPR’s All Songs Considered are premiering the powerful new track 'Demon To The Dark' from modern soul innovator Son Little today. Check it out here.

GQ once described Son Little as “soul music for the hip-hop generation" and never has that description seemed more prescient than on the new track 'Demon To The Dark' a simultaneously beautiful and heartbreaking soul ballad. The song is from Son Little’s forthcoming album New Magic which arrives 15 September on ANTI-.

The song begins with the confessional proclamation, “I’m gonna beg for your forgiveness. I’m gonna do that from the start. Gonna need you as a witness, though you may have a hardened heart. Have I always been a sinner or did the world pick me apart.”

Son Little says of the track: “Sometimes when things get hectic or I'm feeling low I listen to Washington Phillips, an old gospel/blues musician who played an autoharp-like instrument he made called a ‘Manzarene’. I tried to emulate the sound of the Manzarene with an omnichord and ended up with 'Demon to The Dark' which is basically an imagined conversation with Mr. Phillips, a very devout religious man, who no doubt wouldn’t approve of a lot of the things going on around here these days (sex, drugs, rock and roll.) Still his music gives hope because it sounds like love and forgiveness.”

Each of the songs on 'New Magic' draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock & roll and hip-hop. He transforms them into a singular sound, propelled by mesmerising, soulful vocals and production that artfully balances between rustic immediacy and hip hop cut-and-paste. 

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The Staple Singers - Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976

Album release: Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976 by The Staple Singers
Release date:20 November 2015
Label: UMGI/Concord
More info: Mavis Staples website

UMGI/Concord will release the first-ever comprehensive, career-spanning overview of The Staple Singers, one of the most important American musical acts of the 20th century. Due out November 20th, this limited edition 4-CD box set-titled 'Faith and Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976' -also includes a very special bonus: the earliest known recording of the gospel, soul and R&B group, housed on a 7” vinyl record, marking the first time that this track has been available in any format since the Staples’ self-released edition of 500.

Housed in a deluxe, old-school '45-folio' package, the accompanying book features new liner notes by Mavis Staples, James Miller, Opal Louis Nations and compilation producer Joe McEwen, as well as rarely seen photos of the family band taken over the course of their career.

The long-lost recordings embodied on the 7” record, 'Faith and Grace' and 'These Are They' are the earliest known recordings of The Staple Singers and were made in a friend of Pops Staples’ basement in Chicago in 1953. These have never before been commercially available in any format except the 500 or so copies the Staples pressed themselves on 78 RPM records. The box set also contains the live recording: 'Medley: Too Close/I’m On My Way Home/I’m Coming Home/He’s Alright (Live).' This live performance from 1960 Clarksdale, Mississippi has never before been available in its entirety.

The music of the Staple Singers--best known for their 1970s hits 'Respect Yourself,' 'I'll Take You There,' 'If You're Ready (Come Go with Me),' and 'Let's Do It Again' -is richly embedded into American history and culture. As James Miller writes in the liner notes: 'The Staple Singers are American originals. Like Elvis Presley in the fifties, they took the country gospel sounds of the Mississippi Delta and turned them into a brand new kind of music, a fusion of blues form and raw feeling that was sui generis. Like Bob Dylan in the sixties, they created their own kind of folk music, in part to hymn the progress of the civil rights movement in America. Like Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin, they took the music of the black church and made that soulful sound matter to anybody with ears and an open mind in a series of exceptionally popular recordings that made them well-known to a wide audience. And afterwards, even after their belated moment of fame in the early 1970s, their principal members survived into a dignified old age, becoming venerated solo troubadours, performing vernacular American music that sounds as fresh today as it did a half-century ago...The consistency with which this family made rapturous music–as documented on this box set–becomes ever more impressive with the passage of time.'

Explaining The Staple Singers’ special dynamic, notes Miller, 'The group had two primary leads: Pops, a tenor, and Mavis, a skinny girl with a thundering voice. When the Staples harmonized, their blend was high and keening, with Pops singing falsetto alongside his daughter Cleotha, a soprano, and Pervis, a high tenor like his dad, making them sound more like the Carter Family than a conventional black gospel group. Equally unusual was the instrumentation; instead of performing a capella or with keyboard accompaniment, the Staples featured the electric guitar playing of Pops. That’s the first thing you hear on their classic early recordings: finger-picked arpeggios, amplified in a wash of reverb and tremolo, anchoring the bottom of the sound. (‘Pop Staples and his nervous guitar,’ quipped rivals on the gospel circuit.)'

The box set is aptly titled Faithand Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976 as these qualities are hallmarks of The Staple Singers. Their music remains soul-stirring and relevant –these songs bring hope in uncertain times. As always, The Staple Singers take us there.

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Marvin Gaye - multiformat reissues announced

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Reisssues: various, including vinyl box set, by Marvin Gaye
Release date: 18 May 2015
Label: Universal

Seven-LP vinyl box set Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, Individual vinyl release of Trouble Man, Blu-Ray Audio of Let’s Get It On, Double A-side vinyl 7” single of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”/”Once Upon A Time”

One of the most iconic singers of his generation, Marvin Gaye, “The Prince of Motown,” would have been 76 years old on April 2 of this year. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Gaye was cited for his “huge contribution to soul music in general and the Motown Sound in particular…[his] classic R&B voice was edged with grit yet tempered with sweetness…[projecting] an air of soulful authority driven by fervid conviction and heartbroken vulnerability.” 

Universal Music Enterprises and Motown Records celebrate that legacy with a reissue roll-out over the next three months leading up to his birthday and beyond: two classic albums, a new digital single, a 7” vinyl single and a comprehensive, seven-LP collection. That includes a vinyl version of his 1972 Trouble Man soundtrack (February 10); two rare cuts from 1972, “Where Are We Going” and “Woman Of The World,” that were first released only as a vinyl 12” last year, when it was mixed by the original co-producer Larry Mizell, now available as a digital single for the first time (March 31); a Blu-Ray Audio, 96k/24-bit release of his 1973 chart-topping album, Let’s Get It On (April 28); and a special limited edition double A-sided 7” vinyl single of his 1965 hit, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” b/w “Once Upon A Time” with Mary Wells (April 14), when he will be honored as Motown’s iTunes Artist of the Month. In addition, a seven-album 180g vinyl box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, covering the first seven albums of his remarkable career, will be released May 18th.

Known for his bold stance on racial equality and his pointed politics on albums like the legendary 1971 classic What’s Going On and intensely personal, provocative songs, it is apt that Gaye’s remarkable career should be celebrated throughout the year.

Trouble Man, the 1972 follow-up to the previous year’s What’s Going On, is a mostly instrumental, orchestral jazz-soul soundtrack to the mostly forgotten crime thriller of the same name, but its title track was a Top 10 pop hit and the album itself is credited with spawning the acid-jazz movement. Gaye recorded the album in Motown’s new home of Los Angeles. A 40th anniversary expanded edition was released in 2012 by Universal Music Enterprises that combined the soundtrack and score albums. This version of the original soundtrack will come out on 180g vinyl and will recreate the album’s original unique gatefold design.

Let’s Get It On was first released on August 28, 1973, recorded both in Detroit and Los Angeles. The album, with its combination of funk and romance, established Gaye as a romantic icon, producing three hit singles: the chart-topping title track – named by Vibe magazine as the No. 1 love songs of all time – as well as “Come Get to This” and the frisky, explicit “You Sure Love to Ball.” The album peaked at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, charting for a total of 61 weeks; it was No. 1 for 11 weeks on the Soul LPs charts. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 and was one of three Gaye albums on Rolling Stone’s 2003 list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” With a 5.1 Surround mix supervised by the album’s original engineer, this will be the first time it’s available in digital Blu-ray audio.

UMe will also mark the 50th anniversary of one of Gaye’s most beloved hits, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” a Top 10 pop and R&B smash in 1965, with the double A-side, “Once Upon a Time,” a duet with Mary Wells that went to Top 10 R&B and Top 20 pop in the fall of 1964.  A special vinyl double-sided 7” featuring both tracks will be released in time for Record Store Day April 14.

To mark Gaye being named April’s iTunes Motown Artist of the Month, we will release a seven-vinyl-album box set, Marvin Gaye 1961-1965, featuring the first seven albums of his career, including the stereo mixes of his 1961 debut, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1963) and When I’m Alone I Cry (1964), for the first time ever in the LP format. The collection also includes Hello Broadway…This Is Marvin (1964); Together, his 1964 album of duets with Mary Wells; How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You (1965), and A Tribute to the Great Nat “King” Cole (1965).  The release is the first of three planned vinyl box sets which will encompass the breadth of Gaye’s career.

The singer/songwriter’s first solo hit, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow,” was released in September ‘62, reaching #8 on the Billboard R&B chart and #46 on the Hot 100, appearing on the album of a similar name which came out the following year. Gaye also had a hit with the dance song, "Hitch Hike,” from the same album, peaking at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as his first Top 10 single with "Pride and Joy."

In 1964, Gaye’s duet album with Mary Wells, Together, peaked at #42 on the Billboard pop album chart. The album's two-sided single, "Once Upon a Time" and "What's the Matter with You Baby,” each reached the Top 20. Marvin’s next solo hit, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You),” the title track to the 1965 album, written for him by Holland-Dozier-Holland, reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 50 in the UK.

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David Bronson to release new album, 'Questions', on 19 January

Album release: "Questions" by David Bronson
Release date: 19 January 2015
Label: Big Arc
Listen / more information: on official David Bronson website

David Bronson’s new album Questions plays like a soul-drenched paean to the uncertainties of burgeoning adulthood. While the artist’s twenties, as documented on his first two records, were anything but a light-hearted emotional romp, the new album shows that his thirties are proving to be just as uncertain, though in quite different ways. Much like on his prior albums, Bronson makes no attempt to avoid the heavy things.

Subtle echoes of Graceland/Rhythm of the Saints era Paul Simon and John Lennon's solo work run through the songs’ instrumentation, melodies and arrangements. And shades of So/Us era Peter Gabriel are felt through the emotional and psychological imagery, and lyrical evocations of partnership and familial archetypes.

Bronson’s 2013 decade-in-the-making, 22-song autobiographical double album debut, The Long Lost Story, bore naked the inner torments of post adolescent, coming-of-age crises of love and identity. Questions feels not only like a much wiser affair, but a wholly more life-affirming one as well. This stems as much from the music as the lyrics, which sees Bronson moving from the deeply textured, almost psychedelic indie folk rock of The Long Lost Story to Questions’ deceptively fluid amalgam of soul, gospel, folk, and dance-funk grafted on to the classic 70’s-infused singer-songwriting he’s become known for.

According to Bronson, there was something very unusual about the album right from the start. "Each major stage of this record was pure magic. You just know it when you're in the middle of something very special taking place. Everyone present feels it.’’ When questioned about this latest musical endeavour Bronson adds ‘’It was crucially important to me to produce something that was infinitely more current to my life, and to the much newer place my songwriting had been moving toward.’’

Bronson is joined on the record by the likes of vocalist Robin Clark (Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, David Bowie) guitarist Carlos Alomar (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney, John Lennon) and his daughter Lea-Lórien Alomar, guitarist Robbie "Seahag" Mangano, drummer Lautaro Burgos, not forgetting the vocal contribution made by Gordon Grody and the production prowess of studio legend Godfrey Diamond (Lou Reed).

In the 2 years since anyone first heard anything of David Bronson, he's established a national touring regimen and growing fan base in the U.S, UK and further afield, performed at some of the most highly regarded indie venues, music programs and festivals in North America, released an abnormally large catalogue of artistically-driven and critically lauded music videos, and been hailed by hundreds of music writers and publications as one of the most heartfelt and emotionally raw new artists in music.

Reaction

  • “Carefully etched songwriting" - Clash
  • ‘’It would seem David Bronson has soaked up all the best parts of ‘70s rock and created his own vibe, which feels surprisingly new.’’ Magnet
  • “Fans of Neil Young, George Harrison, and the like...give a listen to David Bronson.” - Daytrotter

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