Thursday, April 17, 2014

Diamond Version - "Were You There?"

It dropped a couple days ago on Soundcloud, but the first track from Diamond Version's forthcoming album, CI (due on Mute on June 2nd) is particularly appropriate for listening to tomorrow (Good Friday). "Were You There?" is an African-American spiritual that I was familiar with from my youth in a United Church. Not necessarily what I was expecting when I heard that Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys was guest-vocalist on a new cut, but strangely appropriate. Less pleading, more ominous than the version I grew up with...

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