LargeUp Audio: LeaLea Jones X Horace Andy "The Road"
Our Caribbean channel partner LargeUp are like the ultimate musical wing-men in the sense that they stay introducing us to our newest musical crushes. The latest case in point is UK new-gal LeaLea Jones who teams up with foundational dancehall legend/sometime Massive Attack collaborator Horace Andy on this tuff piece of future dub titled simply "The Road." Get the story below and hit the link at bottom to hear the track via LargeUp:
Horace Andy requires no introduction. From ’70s Studio One classics like “Skylarking,” to his seminal dancehall recordings with Lloyd “Bullwackie” Barnes in the ’80s, and his work with trip-hop kings Massive Attack in the ’90s, Andy has been making great music for generations. With a voice as timeless as his, he’ll probably still be killing it for years to come, as well. LeaLea Jones, on the other hand, is a new name to us. “The Road,” the first single from the young British singer’s upcoming debut album, pairs her neo-soul-esque vocals with a labyrinthine dub riddim, triumphant horns and a typically killer turn from Andy. In fact, the veteran practically hijacks the song from young Ms. Jones, after first popping up at the 2-minute mark, on some LET ME SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THIS business. -Jesse Serwer