With album, ‘Welcome Back To Milk’ set for release on 18th May, Du Blonde - aka Beth Jeans Houghton - has shared another track - and this one features a cameo.
Future Islands’ chief firestarter, Samuel T. Herring guests on ‘Mind is on My Mind’, which as Beth explains, was written while in motion.
“I wrote ‘Mind Is On My Mind’ on the back of a motorbike riding down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA and had to remember it all the way from Topanga to Malibu. I was interested at the time in writing songs with no repeating sections, but rather a succession of acts. A couple of months later, Sam and I took a trip out to the desert and came back to LA to make some music. I played him the track and he got in the booth and ad-libbed his lyrics over the instrumentation. He was done in like one or two takes. When I was back in London I’d become obsessed with these Middle Eastern and Greek guitar scales and I added the lead guitar in the outro as a contrast to Sam’s vocals.”
Du Blonde tours the UK in June.
3 Brighton Green Door Store
4 London 100 Club
5 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
7 Nottingham Bodega
9 Manchester Deaf Institute
10 Glasgow Broadcast
11 Newcastle Cluny
24 Deer Shed Festival
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