OKP Premiere: Brady Watt Announces New ‘Holy Mountain Spirituals’ Series w/ Soul-Drenched Instrumental “Stain Glass"
Nowadays, there are only, really, two avenues a musician turns down to run full sprint towards the session player’s holy grail of on-call studio work. The first tends to be a rigorous technical schooling in some of the nation’s most decorated post-secondary institutions, sharpening technical skills until running through scales is as natural as breathing. And the second; a literal lifetime of growing and nurturing your talent in the nation’s most time-honored and sacred dojos; naturally, the church.
But what tends to be the case, is that when those two schools, technical and spiritual, marry on any level, it forges a rare, cunning factory of deep-rooted, holistic musicality that enriches lives like a sermon unto its own.
Brady Watt is precisely that beast.
As the go-to bass-man for the gamut of hip-hop, funk and soul stars residing in NYC, Watt has managed to build his portfolio to awe-inspiring levels. Recent collaborators include Talib Kweli, Joey Bada$$, Melanie Fiona and DJ Premier just to name a few, earning the high honor of joining Preemo as the very first bassist in his very first outing with a full live band.
Today, Watt has unveiled the second offering from his new project, Holy Mountain Spirituals, a reflection of his musical roots, shot through the newly fashioned prism of West Coast breeziness. Slow-churning and chock-full of the spirit, “Stain Glass” lands the coin upright, flashing both sides of soul, secular and sacred, on a cut that rallies his old crew (Big Yuki on Rhodes and organs and Gabe Lambirth on the six-string) and embodies the next step in his path.
The new project saw its inaugural cut in the thick and saucy introduction “Have You” a few weeks back, but we can look forward to some new ear candy each and every Sunday, featuring creative kin new and old. So be sure to get your post-surmon dose of funky goodness right here when proceedings come to a close. Get ready to be taken to church with Brady Watt’s latest offering “Stain Glass” below and hit the link to learn about his process and come-up in an insightful interview with Revive.