The Very Best: Julia

11 May

Another not very freshly squeezed effort again from me today folks, although maybe you’ve not heard of The Very Best before? If you haven’t, they were a project that emerged last year who melded together world beats and ideas with tinges of western dance and electro to great effect. Their debut album “Warm Heart of Africa” came out last year and the title track featured Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig on vocal duties. Here the singing is by Esau Mwamwaya who brings a good sprinkle of African tribal authenticity to “Julia”. I have to say that the track takes a while to get going, but don’t let that put you off: the backing track may be slight and perhaps undercooked, but that’s just to let Esau and the rest of the backing singers really shine through. It’ll grow on you:

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3 Responses to “The Very Best: Julia”

  1. suyeonb13 May 12, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    I love the song. This is totally my type of music! You know something I noticed was that when I grow tired of my old songs, I come to your blog looking for good music.

  2. Heather Frazier May 14, 2010 at 5:06 pm #

    This is one of my favorites from the album, for sure!

  3. Pie May 14, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    I like it. There’s a mad remix on YouTube by B-Complex, which I enjoyed, but the original is the best. Thanks for putting these here, Scarlet.

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