Bombay Bicycle Club are very pleased to share the next track from their forthcoming EP, a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s seminal “Two Lives”.
The cover sits alongside a cluster of acoustic reworkings of songs from their recent “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” LP, and the EP title shares the same name as the Bonnie Raitt song, “Two Lives”.
Listen to the band’s reimagining of “Two Lives”
Singer and guitarist Jack Steadman explains: “My dad introduced me to this beautiful Bonnie Raitt song on one of our long car journeys, and I instantly fell in love with the harmonies. We also felt it was a fitting title for our EP where we showcase the two lives of our songs, one that is layered and one stripped back.”
The four track EP is released on the 24th July. The stripped-back versions were mostly recorded at vocalist Jack Steadman’s home studio during lockdown, and took on a real back-to-basics, DIY approach to the recording and production process. Let You Go and Racing Stripes are already streaming and available to listen to over at Spotify/Apple Music.
Two Lives will be made available to download on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis from the band’s website, with all proceeds going to two organisations:
Chineke! (https://www.chineke.org/) creates opportunities for established Black and minority ethnic musicians, nurtures new talent by providing role models, and celebrates diversity in classical music.
Youth Music (https://www.youthmusic.org.uk/) invests in music programs for young people in deprived areas, building confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
Bombay Bicycle Club recently shared a Spotify Singles release, including their spell-binding cover of Selena Gomez’s Lose You To Love Me. Joined by longstanding collaborator Rae Morris to share vocals on the cover, the band also recorded a complete reimagining of recent single I Can Hardly Speak at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Listen to both recordings here: https://bombaybicycleclub.lnk.to/SpotifySessionsSo
Like so many artists right across the globe, Bombay Bicycle Club were preparing themselves for a huge summer of festival performances, including headline slots at All Points East and Truck Festival, before the Coronavirus put paid to those plans before they’d even started.
The band’s new album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, marked an explosive comeback at the start of the year following several years hiatus.