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Chris Jagger released nieuwe single 'Loves Horn'

Chris Jagger released nieuwe single 'Loves Horn'

Label : BMG

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2021-06-29 07:00:00 • 2 min lezen

Country / Folk / Singer-songwriter

'Loves Horn' nieuwe single van Chris Jagger

Musician, writer, journalist, farmer, excellent raconteur and cook Chris Jagger shares new track Loves’ Horn via BMG. Taken from his forthcoming new studio album Mixing Up The Medicine – scheduled for release on 10th September – Loves’ Horn is an infectious traditional sea shanty style singalong with lyrics inspired by the 18th century poet Thomas Beddoes.

Chris explains: “The lyrics on Loves’ Horn come from a poem by Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808), an obscure writer I discovered and liked because of his archaic use of imagery and magic, all before the ‘age of reason’. So I worked up a simple melody for the verse - as there are quite a few verses – and I thought it was completely different to anything around today. There are a lot of words in it, and it’s quite hard singing that many words, so you have to keep the music quite simple.”

Recorded in a studio near Jagger’s long-standing collaborator and pianist Charlie Hart’s Lewisham home, at Jagger’s farmhouse, and down the line to each other when lockdown restrictions were in force, Mixing up the Medicine is a loose, lively 10-track collection of Jagger/Hart originals that features a hit-list of top players.

These include old friend Olly Blanchflower on double bass; Atcha band alumnus Dylan Howe on drums; veteran producer John Porter, who’s worked with artists including The Smiths, Roxy Music, Buddy Guy, BB King and Elvis Costello; guitarist Neil Hubbard (Bryan Ferry, Joe Cocker); as well as brother, Mick, whose vocals appear on ‘Anyone Seen My Heart?’, the first song on the album.
Chris used poems by early 19th century writer and physician Thomas Beddoes for three songs: the irresistible Madness-like ska-pop knees-up of the opening ‘Anyone Seen My Heart?’, the sea shanty-ish ‘Loves’ Horn’ and the voodoo soul of ‘Wee Wee Tailor’. Into Hart’s ‘jazzer’ category we can fit ‘Talking to Myself’, the New Orleans sass of lead track ‘Merry Go Round’ and the in-the-wee-small-hours croon and groove of ‘A Love Like This’. Honourable mention, too, to the comforting bluesy lament of ‘Hey Brother’, a lovely ode to lifelong fraternal bonds.

 
Mixing Up The Medicine is a joyful, life-enhancing album by a man well versed in a whole range of musical styles, distilled into 10 tight tracks and released as a standard CD, a signed D2C exclusive CD, a standard black vinyl as well as digitally.

Country / Folk / Singer-songwriter

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