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With Mutineers, David Gray returns with his tenth studio album and his first album in four years. While writing the new material, he was persuaded by his producer, Andy Barlow, to leave his songwriting comfort zone. He avoided using old demos or templates and instead channeled inspiration spontaneously while in the studio. We recently featured Mutineers as FUV's New Dig, and David also stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new material and to talk with me about the new songs.
Over the past few years, this Norwegian artist has been making a name for himself as a one man band, retro soul act. In modern day fashion, Bernhoft's big break came from a YouTube video of his song "C'mon Talk" going viral. That success led to appearances on talk shows and bookings at SXSW, where the buzz continued to build. Bernhoft has now released third full-length album, Islander, and he recently stopped by Studio A to play us some of his songs and to talk with me about the new album.
With a music career spanning over three decades, Ben Watt might be best known as half of the influential folk-turned-electronic duo Everything But The Girl, but he's accomplished far more over the years. After Watt and his longtime partner (later wife) Tracey Thorn decided to move on from Everything But The Girl to focus on family and solo projects, Watt founded the dance and house label Buzzin' Fly and toured the world as a club DJ. Most recently, he published his second memoir, Romany and Tom, a heartbreaking, empathetic but steely-eyed study of his parents, a jazz musician and a journalist. Also, after a gap of over 30 years since his own 1981 debut, North Marine Drive, Watt has released another solo album, Hendra, working with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and producer Ewan Pearson. Watt and Butler recently stopped by Studio A to perform songs from Hendra and they discussed the album, Ben's memoir and the emotional bridge between the two.
Although often labeled as an American soul artist, Candi Staton has released music in several different genres including gospel, blues and disco throughout her career, which began in the '60s. She’s just released her 27th album, Life Happens, and Staton described it as an anthology of her life. Although the new songs reflect on her past, she still aims to move forward, continuing to tour around the world even at 74 years old. Staton recently stopped by Studio A to perform some of the new songs and to talk with me about the new record and her long career.