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August 28, 2015

‘As If’ we’ve got influences!

We put together a little playlist of music that influenced us when making ‘As If’, then we gave it a title with a pun, and now it’s on YouTube and Spotify for u to wrap yr ears around. Remember, it’s a doozy.

You can subscribe, which will help, when we post little commentaries about each of the songs featured over the next few weeks whilst we’re on tour.

To start, ‘Sick Ass Moon’ and ‘Freedom! ‘15’.

Dance music has been using cut up RnB vocals for awhile now and it seemed like a good way to change the way our vocals sound and feel. Inspired by an actual sick ass moon. We wanted a classic type of song, something Neil Young could strum on his guitar, but were inspired structurally by the way club songs build and release tension all by simply dropping a kick in and out.

Trus’me – I Want You (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
Blawan – Getting Me Down
and of course a chopped and screwed Erykah Badu – On & On

A disco odyssey of sorts, in the way that only disco songs can odyssize. starting as a ballad and ending as a full on disco jam session. It references the days when disco session groups could stretch out and lay in the pocket for the whole sides of disco 12″ singles. We really stretched out on this one in fact and cut it down to as much as we could possibly bare. A shining example of what we can do live.

Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Extended Mix)
Diana Ross – Love Hangover