Chronicles of a Diamond (CD)

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Austin retro-soul duo Black Pumas return, knowing full well we lapped up their first album with fervour. After touring the world and taking the time to widen their own horizons, the pairing of Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton have added new colours to their sonic paint wheel, throwing "symphonic pop, mind-bending excursions into jazz-funk and psychedelia, starry-eyed love songs" into their heady soulful stew. Album opener and new single More Than A Love Song is a pseudo-gospel stomper, taking us to what Burton calls their "electric church". Amen! - Flying Out

When Black Pumas made their self-titled debut in 2019, the Austin-bred duo set off a reaction almost as combustible and rapturous as their music itself. Along with earning a career total of seven Grammy Award nominations (including Album Of The Year) and winning praise from leading outlets like Pitchfork and Rolling Stone, singer/songwriter Eric Burton and guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada achieved massive success as a live act, touring large theatres all over Europe and North and South America and delivering a transcendent show Burton aptly refers to as “electric church.” As they set to work on their highly awaited sophomore album, the band broadened their palette to include a dazzling expanse of musical forms: heavenly hybrids of soul and symphonic pop, mind-bending excursions into jazz-funk and psychedelia, starry-eyed love songs that feel dropped down from the cosmos. Wilder and weirder and more extravagantly composed than its predecessor, Chronicles of a Diamond arrives as the fullest expression yet of Black Pumas’ frenetic creativity and limitless vision.

Tracklisting:

1. More Than a Love Song
2. Ice Cream (Pay Phone)
3. Mrs. Postman
4. Chronicles of a Diamond
5. Angel
6. Hello
7. Sauvignon
8. Tomorrow
9. Gemini Sun
10. Rock and Roll