SMUT & ROLL

I was listening to the new Moses Boyd album Displaced Diaspora the other week.
Listening, tapping my feet, singing along to the one about night buses while at the same time checking my twitter feed, as one does nowadays.
Anyhow amongst the Brexit troubles and Trump tantrums there is some news as that good man Paul Orwell has just tweeted a video for a new song that I am yet to hear.
Now I like Mr Orwell. I like him and his crew a lot.
See as well as jazz – I like good old rock and roll. I also like folk, hip-hop, soul, Americana and a myriad of musical styles and genres.
It’s one of my main hobbies. Listening to music.
So I pause the brilliant Boyd and open the video and wow. Just wow…
Then again I’m not sure why I “wow” anymore as pretty much – no make that everything – Orwell brings out is on the money and this new tune is certainly that.
And this new tune is Use Me, from the upcoming album Smut.
The usual Orwell ingredients and sprinklings of glam and rock and roll magic add up to something brand new; something brand new that could have sounded thus anytime from 1968 to 2018.
And after I played it four, maybe five times, I went back to the modern jazz of Moses Boyd and you know what, these two completely different genres of music sounded just right together.
So 2018 – where music is more diverse than ever, where we can shake our head to rock and jazz, grime and Afrobeat, punk, glam, prog, folk and a whole lot more.
And you know what we should all fucking celebrate that fact!

Here’s the video. It great.

AND PLAY IT VERY BLEEDING LOUD

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