Austin, Texas’ bluesy and funky R&B/soul duo, Black Pumas, just release a new EP called The Electric Deluxe Sessions (Amazon Original) and, yes, it’s only available via Amazon Music. The four-track offering includes new versions of the band’s popular singles “Colors,” “Fire,” and “Know You Better,” plus a cover of Jimmy Webb’s classic tune, “Wichita Lineman.”
Commenting on the release, Adrian Quesada shares, “We recorded ‘Colors,’ ‘Fire,’ and ‘Know You Better’ live for this Amazon session, and those are all tunes that from the time we recorded them for the album to what they’ve become live, have just become this whole other thing. When we recorded the record [Black Pumas] we’d only been working together for a few months. All the touring we did over the last year, the live show has elevated all the songs arrangement-wise, everyone gets to shine a little bit and we don’t get to put that down too often.”
The twosome, which consists of vocalist Eric Burton and Grammy-winning producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada, released their self-titled debut on June 21, 2019, via ATO Records. For fairly logical reasons, the release was quickly met with glowing critical acclaim resulting in sold-out shows the world over.