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Listeners

by Scrimshire

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    Artwork by Jonny Drop - from a beautiful painting! All design by Jonny Drop too.

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    Pre-order of Listeners. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases July 19, 2019

      £7 GBP  or more

     

1.
Theme for Us (feat. Joshua Idehen & Chip Wickham)
2.
The Socials (feat. Soothsayers)
3.
Life Is Valuable (feat. James Alexander Bright)
4.
Before
5.
After (feat. And Is Phi)
6.
I Never (feat. Madison McFerrin)
7.
8.
Don't Stop Here (feat. Ego Ella May)
9.

about

Albert’s Favourites co-founder Adam Scrimshire is set to release his fourth album 'Listeners'. Musically, 'Listeners' draws from Scrimshire's passion for jazz, soul and electronic music of all styles; from an energetic combination of Afrobeat and garage on 'Won't Get Better', to the lushly orchestrated neo-soul of 'Thru You', and the harmonious jazz experimentations of 'I Never'. The album features a host of esteemed guest vocalists and musicians telling their own personal stories, including Georgia Anne Muldrow, Emma-Jean Thackray, Joshua Idehen, Madison McFerrin, Chip Wickham, and James Alexander Bright.

"With this album I wanted to get a more focused sound after six years of relearning and development in the studio. But I also struggled to find my own words, to speak about where I/we are now. So I allowed my collaborators total freedom to tell their own story and as they came back to me, they were telling the same stories I wanted to. It's resulted in some deeply personal confessional pieces: mourning family, collapsing relationships, extremes of self doubt and analysis, trying to balance public and inner persona, and a reminder that life in all forms is important.

It’s called 'Listeners' as I am a listener here, I feel like I've been given these very personal experiences to care for. Listeners because, the travesty of the last few years is that we stopped listening to each other, everyone is shouting at each other and no one is learning. And Listeners because I hope I've made something that is for other people more than I have before. I've tried to craft something warmer and more enjoyable, made for those who give me their time in listening to my music."
- Adam Scrimshire

Since joining the Wah Wah 45s label in 2007, Scrimshire has released three albums of experimental cinematic jazz, and electronic sounds. Following his 2009 debut ‘Along Came The Devil One Night​’, his second album ‘The Hollow’ (2011) was a BBC 6 Music Album of the Week, with Gilles Peterson calling it “A late contender for album of the year”.

In the time since the release of his last album ‘Bight’ (“An eclectic range of influences ranging from disco to fusion to more contemporary electronic styles” XLR8R) in 2013, Adam has worked with long-time musical accomplice Dave Koor on new project Modified Man, and launched Albert’s Favourites releasing projects by The Expansions, Hector Plimmer and Jonny Drop. He has continued to gain radio and DJ support for his successful “Scrimshire Edits” series and has produced and mixed records for artist including Stac, Daudi Matsiko, Bastien Keb, Rōnin Arkestra, Jonny Drop. He has also continued to develop the Wah Wah 45s label, where he is now a co-owner and director.

Preceded by singles 'Thru You' featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow and 'Life Is Valuable' featuring James Alexander Bright; 'Listeners' is set for release on LP and digital formats via Albert’s Favourites on 19th July 2019.

credits

releases July 19, 2019

Mixed and produced by Adam Scrimshire
Mastered by Walter Coelho
Artwork from a painting by Jonny Drop
All kit drums played and recorded by Chris Boot.
All other instruments including Fender Rhodes, piano, Juno-6, percussion, drum programming, guitars and bass by Adam Scrimshire.

Except: Theme For Us, flute by Chip Wickham, glockenspiel by Dave Koor. The Socials, trumpet by Robin Hopcraft, saxophone by Idris Rahman. Life Is Valuable, Fender Rhodes and Moog Bass by Dave Koor. After, bass by Graham Silbiger, strings by Bev Lee Harling, string arrangement by Bev Lee Harling and Adam Scrimshire. I Never, Fender Rhodes solo by Mark de Clive-Lowe. Won’t Get Better, trumpet and vocals by Emma-Jean Thackray.

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Scrimshire London, UK

Singer/Songwriter, Producer, DJ and one of them men behind Wah Wah 45s and Albert’s Favourites.

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Track Name: Won't Get Better (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray)
I need to get out of here/ this isn't my home anymore,
Those grey skies and cold winds tear my skin,
I need warm hands to hold me and lift me up,
I can't leave, you keep me here
With doors locked and dark clouds above

These grey skies and cold winds tear my skin,
I need warm hands to hold me and lift me up,

I need a little sunshine and i can't take this rain no more,
I need a little light for my bones to dry, just for a while,
I need a little sun and I'm looking for someone to shine, shine on me

All your promises don't mean owt to me
All your promises don't mean anything
Everything you say is just words to me
All your promises don't mean anything

These grey skies and cold winds tear my skin
I need warm hands to hold me and lift me up
I need a little sunshine and I can't take this rain no more
I need a little light for my bones to dry, just for a while
I need a little sun and i'm looking for someone to shine, shine on me

All your promises don't mean owt to me
All your promises don't mean anything
Everything you say is just words to me
All your promises don't mean anything
All your promises don't mean owt to me
Everything you say is just words to me
Just words to me

Not gonna get better
It won't get better

Not gonna get better
It won't get better

Not gonna get better
It won't get better
Track Name: Thru You (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow)
Don’t wanna walk thru you
Just wanna talk to you
Under the monorail
Out by the docks so blue

Where all the plankton shine
With all their neon minds
Under the stars above
Beyond our tedious tries

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Melvin
6’ 8” Sea Captain Brawl.

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Big Mel
John Henry boulevard

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Melvin
1 disc jock to rule ‘em all

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Big Mel, we gonna sing for Ron

(wait)

Won’t bother to explain
Won’t bother thru the pain
Just wanna spin you ‘round
Down Brixton Water Lane

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Melvin
6’ 8” Sea Captain Brawl.

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Big Mel
John Henry boulevard

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Melvin
1 disc jock to rule ‘em all

Toss out some alcohol
We gonna sing for Pa
gon sing for Mr. Big Mel, we gonna sing for Ron

We gonna sing.

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