SOUNDTRACKING (2) by Rachel

May 24, 2012

Hello you lovely lot! How have you been?  The two weeks since my last little blog have flown by and I have new music bursting to get out of my brain and into your daily soundtrack!  I can however only pick one track per week! So here is my offering…

At the moment I’m loving loads of artists that seem to be in some way connected to each other.  In the spirit of community and sharing, one of the labels I’m particularly interested in at the moment is Communion Music (http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/) they are a London based label, set up by Ben Lovett (of Mumford & Sons), Kevin Jones and Ian Grimble.  The reason I like these guys so much is that they are providing a platform for relatively unknown artists to make a name for themselves.  A community of musicians committed to seeing great music flourish!  I owe a lot of my recent music purchases and discoveries to them!

One of the guys I’ve loved discovering is Nathaniel Rateliff.  With his gruff country/folk voice and his storytelling lyrics, he’s become a form favourite and a real inspiration in my own songwriting.  He’s got so many songs that I could quite happily recommend; but the one that I chose to share today is called “You should’ve seen the other guy” from his album “In memory of loss”.  Think Johnny Cash with harmonies…beautiful harmonies and effortless performance.  Here’s a live version, just him and his double bassist…Enjoy!

http://www.nathanielrateliff.com/

P.S Check out the rest of the Communion lot!  Here’s something to tempt you further…