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Stream Jim James Cover of Abbey Lincoln’s ‘The World is Falling Down’ for Free

Jim James has shared a free stream of his cover of Abbey Lincoln’s ‘The World is Falling Down’ from his album Tribute To 2, out on December 8.

“Even though she released this song in 1991 it felt so relevant to right now,” James explained in a press release. “I think so many of us feel the world is falling apart right now – that the powers that be are trying to divide us and rip us apart … when I heard that song it just resonated deeply because there is such pain there but I feel she also is offering hope and realization that we need each other’s help in times of crisis.”

Fans who buy the album at Amoeba Music in LA starting on December 8 will receive access to an exclusive in-store performance and signing.

Unlike his previous collection of covers, 2009’s EP of George Harrison and Beatles covers Tribute To, James recorded these songs over the course of several years in many different locations. The release will be reissued on December 8 with a bonus track, a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘If Not For You’.

“These are some of my favorite covers – songs I recorded trying to bring myself peace during a rough time or trying to make myself laugh or just have fun. I hope others can relate and enjoy the journey during these tough times and hopefully in times of peace and love as well!” he said.
See below for the tracklisting;
Tribute To 2 – Track Listing
1. I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times —- by The Beach Boys
2. Baby Don’t Go —- by Sonny & Cher
3. Wild Honey —- by Diane Izzo
4. Midnight, the Stars and You —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
5. Crying in the Chapel —- by The Orioles
6. Funny How Time Slips Away —- by Willie Nelson
7. Love is the Sweetest Thing —- by Ray Noble & Al Bowlly
8. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight —- by Bob Dylan
9. Lucky Man            —- by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
10. The World is Falling Down —- by Abbey Lincoln
11. Blue Skies —- by Irving Berlin
Tribute To – Reissue Track Listing
1. Long, Long, Long —- by George Harrison
2. Behind That Locked Door —- by George Harrison
3. Love You To —- by George Harrison
4. My Sweet Lord —- by George Harrison
5. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) —- by George Harrison
6. All Things Must Pass —- by George Harrison
7. If Not For You [Bonus Track] —- by Bob Dylan

Stream KWAYE’s ‘Lost In My Boots’ for Free

Kwaye had this to say about his track ‘Lost in my Boots’, streaming for free, “‘Lost in My Boots’ came to me at point where I was losing faith in my relationship, and fearing the worst. I placed myself in my partners shoes. I imagined the hurt, the betrayal, and the heartbreak they would feel if i was to end it all, and the strength and perseverance I believed they would have to get through it all. The song is also a lyrical ode to the African American experience, better days that have been promised and broken throughout history, plus the strength and excellence in spite of these adversities.”

He also offered a free stream of his Solar EP;

Stream NSTASIA’s ‘Chains’ for Free

NSTASIA has offered a free stream of ‘Chains’ from her New Religion EP, out on November 17.

The track is tribute to her affinity for Atlanta playboys and the fiery passion that surrounds those relationships.

NSTASIA also shared the video for ‘Trap or Die’;

Lavender Child Shares the Video for ‘Happy Illusions’

Lavender Child drew inspiration from a weekend music festival for her single ‘Happy Illusions’.

“The environment alone was stunning; lush forests with enchanting art installations throughout the trails. The unsettling ambivalence of the place came from the juxtaposition between the people and the peaceful surroundings. My head spun from the irony both in relationships to nature and each other. I heard so many people say that they loved one another, which conceptually was beautiful, but realistically had me questioning the authenticity of the community,” she said in a statement.

She sat down with Toronto director Dylan Mitro who understood the song and came up with the concept for the video.

“‘Happy Illusions’ is a song about the experience of love and the human connection to nature and whether that connection can be genuine when under the influence,” she said.

The track is taken from her forthcoming album Reflections.

Stream Bassnectar’s ‘Slather’ (Featuring Digital Ethos) for Free

Bassnectar has shared a free stream of ‘Slather’ from his forthcoming Reflective Part Two EP, out on December 1 via his own Amorphous label.

The track features Digital Ethos. The EP also features collaborations with Dorfex Bos, Peekaboo, Azeem and G Jones.

He announced his annual New Year’s Eve gig at the Georgia World Congress Center featuring What So Not, Ott and Phutureprimitive.

Stream Bossie’s Cover of Peter Gabriel’s ‘Solsbury Hill’ for Free

Toronto’s Bossie, aka Anne Douris, has shared a free stream of her take on Peter Gabriel’s classic ‘Solsbury Hill’, which will come bundled with her single ‘Strawberry Moon’, out on December 1.

“I always come back to this song during times of transition, because it gives me momentum and reminds me to face forward. It’s exhilarating to let go of something safe and realize that you can trust yourself, that you’re fine on your own. It’s a song to fall in love with yourself to,” Douris said in a statement about her decision to cover the song.

Bossie’s debut full-length is scheduled to drop in 2018, title and release date TBA.

Stream EERA’s ‘Reflection of Youth’ for Free

EERA had this to say about the title track from her album Reflection of Youth; “It’s about desperately wanting someone to love you, and be intimate with you” Anna Lena Bruland, A.K.A. EERA, said in a statement “And getting frustrated by the fact the person doesn’t understand you should be together.”

She’s offering a free stream of the track ahead of its November 3 release date on Big Dada.

She also shared free streams of ‘Living’ and ‘Christine’ as well as the video for ‘I Wanna Dance’;

Catch EERA on the following dates;

02/11/2017 – Junction 1, Cambridge
03/11/2017 – Academy 2, Oxford
04/11/2017 – The Booking Hall, Dover
06/11/2017 – Academy 3, Leicester
07/11/2017 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
08/11/2017 – Concorde2, Brighton
09/11/2017 – Roundhouse, London /
11/11/2017 – Academy 2 Manchester
12/11/2017 – Arts Centre, Norwich
13/11/2017 – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
14/11/2017 – Marble Factory, Bristol
18/11/2017 – EERA Rough Trade East instore