Lady Blackbird is the LA based chanteuse, born Marley Munroe who took the radio airwaves by storm last year. Once in a blue moon a singer comes along that stops you in your tracks, Lady Blackbird is one such talent. This force of nature released her debut single on Foundation, with remixes that followed by jazz and house heavyweights Bruise, Greg Foat, Ashley Beedle, KDA, Calibre, and face of the moment Emma Jean Thackery. Dubbed by Gilles Peterson “the Grace Jones of jazz”, her album Black Acid Soul dropped in September 2021. A headline act at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival last summer, she performed live on Jools Holland, and played London’s 100 Club, with her much anticipated Jazz Café dates lined up for the New Year.
‘Lost and Looking’ is a cover of Sam Cooke’s sparsely arranged original, where Lady Blackbird builds the track with her haunting vocal that floats over percussion-less bass, and sparkling piano notes performed by Deron Johnson.
On this version Foundation Music bring onboard Classic Album Sunday’s originator, co-founder of the Lucky Cloud System parties, presenter of Worldwide FM’s Cosmodelica, and Mancuso protégé, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy. This connoisseur of sound recently showcased her remix chops on Roisin Murphy’s incendiary single ‘Murphy’s Law. The much respected selector this time turns in her ‘Cosmodelica Remix’, where ‘Lost and Looking’ is muscled up for the dancefloor, with demon bassline, funk fuelled bass guitar, and cosmic acid lines.
Editor’s Review: “Marley Munroe aka Lady Blackbird, drops another remixed single from her frighteningly good album Black Acid Soul. This time it’s ‘Lost and Looking’, a cover of Sam Cooke’s sparsely arranged original. Lady Blackbird layers the track with her stunning vocal that reminds us so much of Nina Simone. Her voice floats over the percussion-less bass, accompanied by piano notes performed by Deron Johnson. Foundation Music bring sound aficionado and Mancuso protégé Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy onboard, who toughens up the track and primes it for the cosmic disco dancefloor.”
Turn it up & enjoy!