Moby hires Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah for Natural Blues remix – Music News
Moby has teamed up with Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah on a remix of ‘Natural Blues’.
The 55-year-old has reinvented his greatest hits of the past three decades with the Budapest Art Orchestra with new orchestration and new arrangements for his upcoming LP, “Reprise”.
And the last track is a new version of Moby’s 2000 single from his acclaimed album “Play”.
Moby said: “I have had some very desperate songs, and some are festive, but more often than not my music lives in a middle ground. The performances by Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah bring a new sense of longing for the song that encompasses both light and dark tones. Their thoughtful renditions bring deep nuances to the track that only they could uniquely deliver. “
Gregory commented: “When I first heard Moby’s ‘Natural Blues’ I had an immediate connection to the song. It sounded very modern, but at the same time it sounded a thousand years old. The different influences that run through this music are brought to the fore again in this new version – amplifying the soul, spirit and voice of another time. It is a pleasure to lend my voice to this classic tune, reinvented and renewed. “
Amythyst added, “I was honored to be invited to sing on this amazing remix of“ Natural Blues. ”I remember hearing the song as a kid, but it wasn’t until I studied early music in college I realized I was listening to Vera Hall’s voice from the Lomax collection. I have been playing “Natural Blues” for years now and this is the example I set when I talk to people about the importance of field recordings and the places they transport us, musically. To come full circle this way is more than I could have hoped for. Hearing my voice along with Gregory Porter’s voice is just beautiful and I’m so happy to share this song with such an amazing singer. “
The “Natural Blues” remix follows “Porcelain” with Jim James from My Morning Jacket and “The Lonely Night” with Kris Kristofferson and Mark Lanegan.