The legendary Bryan Ferry returns with his brand new studio album, Olympia, his debut for Astralwerks Records featuring the brand new single ‘You Can Dance.’ The album features musical contributions from Nile Rodgers, David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Groove Armada, Scissor Sisters, Marcus Miller, Flea, Mani (Stone Roses, Primal Scream) and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. It also sees Bryan reunite on record with members of Roxy Music, including Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera and Andy Mackay. Olympia features eight new songs as well as Ferry’s moving adaptation of Tim Buckley’s ‘Song To The Siren’ and an amazing version of Traffic’s ‘No Face, No Name, No Number.’
The instrumentation on Heart of My Own is a lot more varied than Oh, My Darling, notes Basia. ‘I think it is at times extremely sparse and, well, spacious, with big choirs singing, and then it gets really dense with really spirited and rolling drums, and I think I even managed to pull off a Johnny Cash-inspired country song.’
She plays autoharp, guitar, piano, organ, pianoette, banjo, ukulele, bass and of course, sings; her brother and many dear friends, old and new, play everything else.
A clever blend of modern urban, saturated with memorable hooks, smooth rhythm and irrepressible vocal harmonies, BSE Recordings is proud to introduce the self titled debut from emerging artist Arika Kane. The Connecticut born songstress’ sound has been compared to musical divas Mariah Carey and Monica, counting Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as major influences. Arika has a buoyant soprano and some serious lyrical game that has urban and pop appeal.