Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Two Against One

Song: Two Against One
Artist: Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi
Album: Rome

With each new project, writer/producer Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, becomes one of the hottest musical collaborators to have come around in some time.  His projects keep taking interesting turns, working in a variety of styles and more and more high profile projects.  As much as The Grey Album blew me away back when it came out, I certainly didn't expect all of this from the man.

Hot off the heels of his Grammy win for Best Producer for his work on the Black Keys' "Brothers," Broken Bells self-titled debut, and Sparklehorse album "Dark Night of the Soul," Danger Mouse has two very interesting high-profile projects he's working on for this year.  One being what has quickly become the next U2 album.  They began working together in 2010, and Bono has stated they did twelve songs together, which may come out sometime this year as "it's just happening so easily."  Will it be like his work on Beck's "Modern Guilt," or more funky like Gnarls Barkley?  Probably... something different.

But first comes the project "Rome," with film composer Daniele Luppi.  "Rome"" has been described as a Spaghetti Western-style album and uses musicians that have worked with Ennio Morricone on his scores.  Vocals are mainly being handled by Norah Jones and The White Stripes Jack White, who sings on the first single, "Two Against One."  The track has a pretty acoustic guitar, light drumming, and then of course, Jack's unmistakable vocals.  Sounds get layered and the song become slinky, sexy, and mysterious.  It's cinematic, which is to be expected... but it's so subtly cinematic, quite interesting.

You can hear one of he Norah Jones-assisted tracks below entitled "Black."  I'm dying to hear this album in its entirety, which is scheduled for release in the middle of next month.  This guy seems to be able to do no wrong!


Two Against One


"Rome "Trailer

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