Our tenth Record of the Month for 2023 is Chronicles of a Diamond, the highly-anticipated, second studio LP from the Grammy-nominated duo, Black Pumas.
They are one of those acts where something just clicked. Only five or six years back, musician, producer and songwriter Adrian Quesada was put in touch with singer and songwriter Eric Burton and it just worked. Their self-titled debut - a rich tapestry of rock and roll, soul and gospel - fast went on to pick up fans around the globe, plus critical acclaim and six Grammy nominations too.
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Listen | "More Than A Love Song"
Chronicles of a Diamond is a fantastic evolution of that superb debut. Their strength is how well they work together, that said, you will be knocked back pretty hard and fast by Eric Burton's voice. He can equally coo, purr and wail, a classic soul voice with so much dynamism.
Listen | "Mrs. Postman"
But as we say, the strength is the sense of partnership. These are great songs and Quesada's production is deft too, they sound like cuts you know and love already. After just a few plays, you will know and love them...
Available on limited and exclusive Transparent Red Colour Vinyl.
Available on Clear Colour Vinyl.
Chronicles of a Diamond is the tenth release of 2023 for those of you signed up to the Drift Record of the Month Club.
Available in three, six or twelve month configurations, you can join the Drift Record of the Month Club and start adding to your amazing collection. Each month you will receive one new album on either vinyl or CD, based on your subscription type. The first delivery (whether CD or LP) will also include a complimentary Drift tote bag.
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Recent 'Record of the Month' albums at Drift have included; Blonde Redhead, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Georgia, Cory Hanson, Overmono, North Americans, H. Hawkline, Yo La Tengo, The Murder Capital, Goat Girl, Black Country, New Road, Jane Weaver, Dry Cleaning, Squid, White Flowers, Stephen Fretwell, Chubby and the Gang, Low, BADBADNOTGOOD, Damon Albarn, Geese, Silverbacks, Cate Le Bon, Huerco S., Daniel Rossen, Kevin Morby, Vintage Crop, Viagra Boys, The Lounge Society, Jockstrap, Trevor Beales, Aoife Nessa Frances and Sarathy Korwar.