Bacharach Re-Defines Career With 'Street' Album

0
0
Subscribe Burt Bacharach

BURT BACHARACH has swapped love songs for hip-hop beats to create new politically-charged album AT THIS TIME - which also sees him write his first ever lyrics.

The 77-year-old composer has spent almost 50 years singing romantic hits, including LOOK OF LOVE and WALK ON BY, but was prompted to take a new approach after becoming disgusted by the controversial war in Iraq.

The disc sees the veteran separate from longtime lyricist and collaborator HAL DAVID, and features vocal contributions from ELVIS COSTELLO and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT.

Bacharach says, "It's very streety, as streety as I can make it.

"It's not like your normal, 'I am angry, I protest,' song. There's a groove going on. It's kind of cooking along on a nice groove. It became very heartfelt."

The singer, who admitted crying while recording one of the tracks, adds, "I hope it has the impact of making some people think and feel. Because I do believe a lot of music that's out there is like ear candy and you don't necessarily feel too much."


Contactmusic

Tags: Burt Bacharach - Elvis Costello - Rufus Wainwright

0
0
Subscribe Burt Bacharach
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

It's The Bellas Vs. The World In 'Pitch Perfect 2' [Trailer]

After raising the roof with their angelic a cappella chorus in 'Pitch Perfect'...

It's The Bellas Vs. The World In 'Pitch Perfect 2' [Trailer]

Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Lana Del Rey "Rape" Video

Marilyn Manson says he has nothing to do with a controversial video in which...

Marilyn Manson Denies Involvement in Lana Del Rey

mi Mandela: Idris Elba Has An Album Out, And You Need to Buy It

Idris Elba has been in the news all week, firstly for teasing the possibility of...

mi Mandela: Idris Elba Has An Album Out, And You Need to Buy It

Iggy Azalea on Eminem, "I'm Sick of Old Men Threatening Women"

Pop singer Iggy Azalea has called Eminem an "old man threatening young...

Iggy Azalea on Eminem,

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Review

This four-part franchise, based on the Suzanne Collins novels, turns very dark with this strikingly bold third film...

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Movie Review

Dying Of The Light - Trailer

Trapped in a terrorist prison and tortured, Evan Lake (Nicholas Cage) is eventually free and makes his way back to the...

Dying Of The Light Trailer

'Better Call Saul' Just Got Real. It's Coming February 8, 2015

The hugely anticipated Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has an official...

'Better Call Saul' Just Got Real. It's Coming February 8, 2015
Advertisement

Comments

Burt Bacharach Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Burt Bacharach

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All