Nieuwe CD Releases
Black Pumas Chronicles Of A Diamond
Chronicles Of A Diamond
Label: Ato
27 oktober 2023

GRAMMY-nominated duo Black Pumas push their distinctive artistry to soaring new heights on their new single, “More Than A Love Song”. “More Than A Love Song” is the first track to be unveiled from the Austin duo’s highly anticipated sophomore effort, Chronicles Of A Diamond, set for release on October 27th on ATO Records. Earning an impressive career total of seven Grammy Award nominations (including Album Of The Year) singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada once again harness their lightingin-a-bottle chemistry on “More Than a Love Song.” Effortlessly displaying their heightened creative freedom, Black Pumas build potent momentum on their new single with brisk beats, effervescent strings, and brightly buzzing guitar riffs. As it builds, “More Than A Love Song” erupts into pure unbridled exultation, powered by radiant gospel harmonies and a spellbinding bit of spoken word from Burton. The track opens the electrifying new album and was the first piece recorded for Chronicles of a Diamond. Co-written by Burton and Quesada, “More Than A Love Song,” was produced by Quesada and coproduced by Burton, with additional production by Grammy-winning John Congleton. Explaining the lyrical content, Burton comments, “’More Than a Love Song’ is a message I borrowed from my Uncle Steve. As a songwriter and caregiver, he’d listen to me write songs from afar and if I were lucky he’d have a pointer or two for me. ‘Life is more than a love song.’” Shot on location in Los Angeles, the music video for “More Than A Love Song” was directed by Giraffe Studios (Juliana and Nicole Giraffe whose credits include Sharon Van Etten). The clip elicits feelings of joy, hope, and community – themes also evident in the song — zooming in closely on the beauty and abundance that surrounds us in our everyday life. As the video progresses, we see Black Pumas performing, intercut with a series of stylized photographic vignettes that present each character’s role in the larger portrait of the community, culminating in a jubilant celebration. Following the release of their 2019 self-titled debut, Rolling Stone called Black Pumas a “psychedelic-soul force,” while Pitchfork said, “possessing a voice that can slide into the slipstream with ease, Burton lends an elegant elasticity to Quesada’s tightly layered productions” and “they pointedly avoid the pitfalls that plague well-intentioned retro-soul records, favoring feel over authenticity, playing as much for the head as the heart.” NME raved, “it’s not hard to understand why their appeal is so universal; their sound is the middle point between Motown and East Coast Hip Hop – a marriage of masterful production and iconic melodies that manages to be both classy and current.”

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