UK-based soul titans Mamas Gun are set to share new music for the first time since their massively successful 2018 album, ‘Golden Days’. We are delighted to premiere the uplifting Bill Withers tribute, “Looking For Moses”.
Written the day Bill Withers passed away, “Looking For Moses” pays righteous homage to the great soul man with Andy Platts’ honeyed vocals bringing apposite warmth to a joyously groovy and beautifully crafted slice of soul.Pre-Save
‘Looking For Moses’ is due for release as double AA single with “Party For One” via Candelion on January 14th, ahead of full album ‘Cure The Jones’.
Written and produced during the pandemic by Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts with additional intricate soundscaping from drummer Chris Boot, ‘Cure The Jones’ was recorded direct to tape with an array of analogue gear at Platts’ home studio in just three days, focussing the soulful energy of the band into a coherent gospel-tinged whole.
Platts says “Looking For Moses was the track that kicked off the writing for the album. Everything was panic stations at the time, it was my daughter that inspired the first set up with the lyrics “her mama says she can’t go out, baby girl maybe one day you’ll understand, when all of this is in the past”. I wanted to imbue it with a bit of hope too – it’s about leaning on your beliefs but more so it’s about standing united and staying the course, and the reality of simply getting by and getting through life”.