George Watsky recently teamed up with Kush Mody to make sweet southern soaked music. I'm not normally one to to leap at the sounds of the Southern U.S., but Watsky and Mody got something unique through this.
Give it a listen.
Listen/Download at Bandcamp
This collaboration in its entirety is beautiful. First let's give Mary Doodles some more recognition! Her talents made for a video that perfectly blends with the lyric without getting too serious.
Next up we've got to say wonderful things about Mieka Pauley's beautiful voice and talents. The chorus in this song is all thanks to an earlier song of hers called We're All Gonna Die, and if you liked that you should give her a listen before I write about her.
But of course tying it all together is Mody with his great musical direction (when you read this, Kush, know that I like you) and to Watsky for better lyrics than I would've expected from him. That says a lot considering he's one of my current rhyming favorites, if not the favorite.
Free Download/Listen on Bandcamp
Even the album cover is a piece of art. No, seriously. Click it, enlarge, and appreciate how perfect those strokes are.
The EP has a series of youtube videos to go along with the release. The first is pretty much a full display of talent. The guitar, banjo and Watsky's voice all at their peek. Subtitles included. The song is called Mody on the Turnpike, and by the end of it you'll hear Kush himself explain that it's a 6 track Blue Grass, Folk Rock, Hip-Hop EP. Yeah.
The next three seem a bit more pro. We've got today's, a great piece with a take on death that's not cliche'd out of itself. We've got Man of Constant Sorrow, a totally revamped version of the classic American Folk song. And Mrs. Robinson, a song about liking older women. The best part is how well they pull it off.
There might be more in the future, follow Watsky's Youtube Channel to make sure.
All these tracks and a couple more are available for free download at the Bandcamp page. It was made for the fun of collaborating together and with other talented artists. Take advantage of it.
If, however, you want to show some support, the same page that gives you the free download will offer the opportunity to pay a reasonable amount for a bundle that includes the physical release of the CD, a T-shirt, a signed poster-- oh just check it out yourself. It might be worth it to you.