The final single before the hotly anticipated release of BBE Music’s David Bowie tribute album ‘Modern Love’, Jeff Parker and The New Breed present a unique take on ‘Soul Love’.
Originally recorded in 1971 and released the following year on classic album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’, the original version of ‘Soul Love’ was notable for its poignant lyrics exploring love and death, and its saxophone solo performed by Bowie himself.
Alongside key members of his ‘New Breed’ project Jay Bellerose (drums) and Ruby Parker (vocals), Jeff Parker turns in a wistful and melancholic rendition of ‘Soul Love’ with haunting, extended chords coupled to the angular, idiosyncratic brilliance of Jeff’s guitar and synth work.
Says Parker: “Bowie’s career went through a lot of different phases because he was always looking forward and trying new things. Above all, he was an artist and an innovator. I was attracted to the eccentricity of “Soul Love” as soon as I heard it; Ruby and I were channeling the muse of Bowie when we tackled our rendition of it, trying to stay with his experimental, but accessible, spirit.”
Released on May 28th 2021, ‘Modern Love, A David Bowie Tribute Album’ also features Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kit Sebastian, The Hics, Sessa, Helado Negro, Khruangbin, Nia Andrews, Foxtrott, L’Rain, Eddie Chacon & John Carroll Kirby, Jonah Mutono, Bullion, Meshell Ndegeocello, Matthew Tavares and We Are KING.