I might just about get a song a day while I’m still here in South Korea. Let’s start with A.
Dan Auerbach’s last project were The Arcs and they released the excellent “Yours, Dreamily” in 2015. He hired a female Mariachi band (you can kinda do that when you’re a Big Shot…) for the recording of the album, as well as being backed by his own band for the album. It’s cool making music with your buddies.
I remember hearing this song for the first time and thinking “this’d sound great as a Bond theme tune”… or words to that effect. Spookily, it did coincide with the release of “Spectre”, a movie which I’ve not seen. Maybe because it has the most Beige theme song in living memory (remember, there’s been utter guff from Madonna, Jack White, Sheryl Crow in recent years)? It could be…and Sam Smith definitely qualifies as one of the most soulless, empty, and yes, Beige, voices of our times.
Anyway, check out Dan Auerbach’s debut solo album from a few years back, as well as this from The Arcs. A new solo album’s expected later this year too.