And while you couldn’t exactly say I’m a big fan of contemporary soul or R&B or even contemporary mainstream pop (this is a folk based blog after all) my nostalgic love for Hall & Oates is as great as my love for gin and tonics in the sun on a Sunday afternoon (read: HUGE).
So it is with great anticipation that I look forward to the newest release from LA based indie-pop duo, the bird and the bee. With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, singer Inara George and multi-instrumentist/producer Greg Kurstin have made the logical next step and decided that their third album will be a collection of Hall & Oates covers.
The album, Guiltless Pleasures Volume 1: A Tribute To Daryl Hall And John Oates features eight Hall & Oates tracks, including ‘Maneater’, ‘Rich Girl’ and ‘Kiss On My List’ as well as an original track that has been described as a love song dedication to the soul-pop kings of yesteryear, ‘Heard It On The Radio’.
The record comes out on March 19 but if you want a taste of re-worked Hall & Oates a little earlier, you can check out the bird and the bee’s live version of ‘I Can’t Go For That’ here.
And if you have forgotten how incredible Hall & Oates are… check this out. Swoon.