A Roots/Elvis Costello joint project wasn’t the first thing on my musical wish list but the idea grew on me after listening to “Walk Us Uptown.” Actually, I warmed to the idea after reading Questlove describe it “as ‘a moody, brooding affair’ full of ‘cathartic rhythms and dissonant lullabies’ adding ‘I went stark and dark on the music, Elvis went HAM on some ole Ezra Pound shit.’”
I’m not even 100% sure what that shit means but if that description rings true for the full album as it does on “Walk Us…,” I think we have a contender for one of fall’s best early releases. Currently, the project, titled Wise Up Ghost, is set to release on September 17th via Blue Note Records and its available for pre-order on Amazon.
I want more like this!
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