Andrea & Mud: “Exhausting Life”
Preachers of the “surf-western” gospel, Atlanta’s Andrea Colburn and Kyle “Mud” Moseley are again with one other entry to their canon of vivid storytelling with a cinematic spice. Their newest tune is about, effectively, onerous occasions — some extent in a single’s life when every thing appears to be going mistaken. “There’s no cash in my pocket, there’s water dripping from the tap” and “There’s nothing however grey within the sky.”
As you might need guessed, this tune was closely impressed by residing by way of the pandemic. The duo lived on a farm outdoors Atlanta, and the tune displays the sweetness, and isolation, of that have.
Initially from St. Louis, Colburn got here of age listening to blues musicians like Robert Johnson and blues-influenced rock like Led Zeppelin. She moved to Georgia in 2012 and launched a solo album, Unhappy Songs & Switchblades, in 2015. A 12 months later, she met Moseley (who earned his “Mud” nickname as an artwork main who appreciated to work quite a bit with clay) at Star Bar in Little 5 Factors. Two years later, they produced the full-length album Straightforward, Sleazy and Greazy. Then, two years after that, Dangerous Information Darlin’, co-produced by Damon Moon. Two extra years have rolled round, and lo, we have now been graced with this compelling new work. You may catch them enjoying on the Inman Park Competition on April 24.
small pockets: “Heads or Tales”
A latest transplant to Atlanta from Nashville, singer-songwriter Joe Kirby moved right here together with his now-wife when she landed a job alternative within the metropolis. However he mentioned he shortly fell in love with our native arts group, bike golf equipment, and — after all — the numerous choices of Buford Freeway. Kirby, who grew up in Ohio, launched his newest musical venture small pockets, releasing its debut single earlier this 12 months. Working with producers Daniel Gleason and T.J. Elias at Massive Hassle Recording, this tune is his third new tune drop in lower than six months.
It’s all constructing towards a six-song EP that can maintain rolling out in 2022. (A brand new single is already queued as much as roll out on the finish of the month.) Its first single, “Mavalene,” was penned as a private tribute to his late grandmother, who he mentioned “made sick days really feel like trip days. who gave me my first guitar and inspired me to ‘sustain the music’ each time we spoke.”
The household theme continues with this tune, “heads or tales,” which he describes as “a few sister and brother struggling to remain in contact because the ‘maturity’ monster is inflicting havoc.” It options some basic ‘90s childhood references to Capri Suns and Jumanji. For the imaginative Claymation video accompaniment, Kirby mentioned he labored with animators Lee and Eliška Oz of Oz Animation. Kirby mentioned he’s launched into a special collaboration with one other native Atlanta artist, so maintain an eye fixed out for extra to come back.
Van Hunt: “Down Right here in Hell (With You)”
Earlier than he was identified merely as Halle Berry’s boyfriend (which understandably earns him a whole lot of press today), Van Hunt acquired his begin as a recent, creative new voice on Atlanta’s R&B music scene on the flip of the millennium. A multi-talented instrumentalist, he started enjoying drums and saxophone whereas nonetheless in elementary faculty in Dayton, Ohio, then graduated to bass, keyboard and guitar.
Though English research at Morehouse School initially introduced him to Atlanta, Hunt wound up setting apart his research to pursue music professionally, signing on with supervisor Randy Jackson in 2002 (knowledgeable relationship that has continued ever since). In 2004, he launched his debut album, which incorporates “Down Right here In Hell,” our Classic Monitor of the Week.
Although this album did earn a nod from the trade, he wouldn’t win his first Grammy till 2007, when he landed Greatest R&B Efficiency by a Duo or Group with Vocals for a remake of Sly & The Household Stone’s “Household Affair,” that includes John Legend and Joss Stone. Although he’s continued to steadily report over time, he carried out together with his band for the primary time in a decade final Could at ATL’s St. James Dwell. And fortunately, the bond between Berry and Hunt appears to be the whole antithesis of this specific tune’s dynamic — the couple, who went Instagram official in the summertime of 2020, nonetheless look like going very robust.