Fate Line Friday from September 19th
Jen here – last week Simon weighed in – guess it’s my turn – and being a twin I’ve chosen two tunes for your listening pleasure. They are both sounds and songs I love! Straight out of the 70s, an era of music I grew up with and has surely influenced the music we’ve made on this record. There are the more obvious influences for me, sourced from my parent’s record collection: The Band, Jimmy Cliff and Ry Cooder. But today I wanted to share two sweet things (or thangs) from Shuggie Ottis and Chaka Khan – soulful songs whose vibe and groove really get under my skin. I reference Chaka’s “Sweet Thing” in “Learning to Dance Again,” a one-drop tune from our up-coming record. So please, taste the sweet and perhaps new to you – and enjoy!