On Thursday May 10th, the digital version of Saudia Young’s Noir Rhythm & Blues debut LP ‘Unlovable’, Singapore Records, was released. The Vinyl release is set for July 15th, 2018. The Vinyl is available for purchase in pre-sale via the Berlin based band’s Bandcamp store.
Recorded live at Lightning Recorders in Berlin with 10 musicians, Young recorded a lovingly curated group of songs, with Rhythm & Blues classics and originals.
The album is a moody tribute to the Black American blues men and women storytellers and the art of storytelling itself. The album rocks and rolls the listener to the to the siren of the blues. The original songs co-written with various artists include the title song ‘Unlovable’ -written with guitarist Thilo Hornschild. A 50s influenced ballad with Hornschild’s confidently sexy swing, lulling the listener all the way through in accompaniment of the ‘rough’n tender’ hearted voice of Young. Violence, is a bouncy very dark kabarett ditty, Blind (both co-written with guitarist Tex Morton) showing a dark despair with a twisted silver lining of Morton’s energetic guitar bouncy licks. Chicks go Crazy is a straight up Rockabilly standard co-written with Contra Bassist Puck Lensing, and Let’s Pretend a lovely jazz standard co-written with guitarist Florian von Frieling. Covers on the album of ten songs include Iggy Pop’s ‘No Fun’ and Muddy Water’s- ‘Got My Mojo Working’. Like the live shows the interweave of Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Kabarett, Punk, Swing and Pop is what makes this Noir Rhythm and Blues sound work, and Saudia Young a dark, smokey smart and funny, voice/ performer to be reckoned with.
The ‘Unlovable’ vinyl will be release on July15th and the tour begins in July with the Rust & Dust Festival and a record release show at Wild at Heart Berlin.
‘Unlovable’ available: Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp,
Photo.Andreas Hubertus Ilse