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Trailblazing hip hop artist and My Ruin vocalist Tairrie B has shared a video teaser for her hotly anticipated solo rap album, Vintage Curses.
The brand new teaser offers fans a bitches brew of eloquent wordplay and heavy magick in the form of music clips from the entirety of the new LP. The release comes hot on the heels of Tairrie’s first single and stunning self-directed video from the collection, “Beware The Crone.”
When asked about the new recordings in a recent interview with the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, Tairrie explained:
“I had a very clear vision of what I wanted Vintage Curses to sound like. I did not want to make a modern hip hop album. I wanted it to have heavy beats with an old school vibe and sensibility to it, which is something you really don’t hear much of in music today. I came from the golden era of hip hop and I am a fan of the classics, especially West Coast gangster rap. I was raised on seventies classic rock and soul so I also wanted to incorporate a bit of that into my music in terms of samples. I took my time creating the album and was very thoughtful about every nuance.
“I wanted to make something timeless that I could look back on in 10 years and feel proud about without any regrets,” she adds. “My husband Mick is a very versatile and talented musician… I asked him to co-produce the album with me as we have always worked very well together and he understood exactly what I wanted to do in terms of production. He also played live drums on the album and some bass and guitar.”
She says of the album’s other production team members: “I reached out to two very good friends who we had worked with on previous My Ruin albums to help me conjure the music for 3 songs. Joel Stooksbury, who co-produced The Sacred Mood and A Southern Revelation, created ‘Spirit Queen’ with me, and Josh Lynch, who co-produced Ghosts and Good Stories, co-produced ‘Carpe Noctem’ and my new single ‘Beware The Crone’. Production-wise, I refer to all of us together as The Covenant.”
The full track list for Vintage Curses is:
01. “Beware The Crone”
02. “Wicked Witch of the West Coast”
04. “Ad Nauseam”
05. “Spirit Queen”
06. “Down As Dirt”
07. “Sky Above City Below”
08. “Old School Gospel”
09. “Carpe Noctem”
10. “Devil May Care”
Check out the Vintage Curses video album teaser below and download new single “Beware The Crone” for free from www.tairrieb.bandcamp.com now! Vintage Curses is scheduled for release on the 14th of August.
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