I don’t know about you, but I’m old enough to almost feel myself obligated to dedicate some words to one of the most influential bands in my life. Yes, I’m talking about Thievery Corporation! Yesterday the duo unveiled “Depth Of My Soul (feat. Shana Halligan),” which is taken from their forthcoming album “Saudade,” to be released on April 1 via ESL Records. In case you didn’t know “saudade” is a Portuguese word that doesn’t really have translation to English. “Saudade” is when you miss someone, a place, or even something that you used to do and can’t do it anymore. According the band’s own words: “This album is really about mine and Eric’s love of bossa nova music and jazz and cinematic soundtrack music from the late ’60s and early ’70s,” “We wanted to take a break from that kind of record and dive into one particular style that we really love and explore it, without thinking about making an electronic album,” “It’s very organic, it’s very lush. It’s a very feminine record.” The new single is pure silkiness to our my ears. It is deeply emotional, ethereal, and the voice from Shana Halligan suits perfectly in the general atmosphere of the piece. Give it a spin below, and download their own version of The Doors’ “Strange Days.” Pure Gold!
Bonus: The Doors – Strange Days (Thievery Corporation Version) download here ///