Using this Young Americans-esque appoach, with Good City for Dreamers (out September 22), Salters has crafted a record that perfectly blends the hard-edged funk of the Meters with the contemplativeness of Caetano Veloso, a record that shows off enough of RV’s own style — those vintage keys, the perfectly situated pauses, the seamless intra-song transitions, the messily melodious distortion — that it’s able to explore a variety of genres without it ever sounding disjointed.
“Take Back the Instant,” a song Salters originally thought would be a ballad until he played it on the Clavinet, stays sultry and jazzy on acoustic piano on “Rebel Sun,” pays tribute to the Eurythmics on “David Lynch Moments,” and even wails like a guitar on “You Don’t Listen.”
Listen to the mp3 for “Take Back The Instant”:
Watch the video “Take Back The Instant”:
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