Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Keep your Adele, I'll take Alice Russell

Tru Thoughts labelmates Alice Russell and Will "Quantic" Holland have teamed up for a new album entitled Look Around The Corner which is set for release on April 3. The lead off single is the beautifully uplifting title track which recalls Minnie Ripperton's classic Rotary Connection recordings produced and arranged by the late great Charles Stepney. But knowing Quantic, he'd  likely say that he was actually thinking more along the lines of Ripperton's 1971 solo debut Come To My Garden instead.  

If the rest of the album is anything like the stellar live version of Look Around The Corner recorded for the video (below) – filmed by videograper, photographer and noted vinyl hound Brian "B+" Cross – this new collabo with Combo Bárbaro could be exactly what Russell (and Quantic) needs to break beyond the deep funk cult and start ringing up some Adele-level sales. Here's hoping.

Get the limited-run 10" vinyl single on Fat Beats here or just grab a digital download of the track here.

Look Around The Corner (live) by Alice Russell w/Quantic's Combo Bárbaro

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