By: Anand Harsh
It's almost like Govinda and The Blind Boys of Alabama were telling us "Don't Worry," this song is going to work, because we were scratching our heads when we came across it. The combination of whompy bass, Balkan strings, and deep south gospel is a confounding concept, but when you think about the greatest collaborations in music, it's always between folks from different sides of the tracks.
Originally, The Blind Boys of Alabama came together in 1939, well before any notion of rock 'n' roll, let alone electronic music. But Shane Madden's deep knowledge, reverence, and understanding of traditional American music helps him craft a beautifully vibrant tune, that allows the Boys to lift their voices in song, while he handles the driving bass and pulsing percussion.
The result is a brand new sound: electro-gospel. With contemporary beats and retro vox, the thrilling combo is one that works. It's the spirit of teamwork and trying something different that really shines through in this beautiful piece. Now we're just left begging for more.
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