Slow Club: TAS In Session
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Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor have blossomed as artists over the course of three strong—and very different—albums.
The Sheffield-bred, London-based duo found their foothold as a genial folk act with an cheeky sense of humor on their 2009 debut, Yeah So. But by 2011's Paradise, Slow Club had confidently evolved, drifting from a simple folksy narrative to darker, more layered pop. Taylor and Watson each claimed their own individual songs and stories, with Taylor finding her stride as a vocal powerhouse.
Their latest, third album, Complete Surrender, is yet another beautiful progression, as the pair step into yearning dance tracks ("Complete Surrender"), stunning ballads ("Dependable People and Things That I'm Sure Of") and brassy Northern soul ("The Pieces").
Slow Club's Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor recently made their way to the Bronx for a Studio A session and conversation, discussing heartbreak, pop music, friendship and their own complicated—but fruitful—collaboration.
They embark on a North American tour later this summer and return to New York next month, playing Bowery Ballroom on September 17.
Watch videos of Slow Club live in session below, and listen to the session now in the FUV Vault.