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Me and the Devil is Mortal Prophets’ Single

Good Day Noir Family,
I already reviewed Mortal Prophets in the past but they are back with a new single Me and the Devil.

Me and the Devil is Mortal Prophets’ Single

The compositional eclecticism of this band is truly fascinating.

Already the first time I listened to their songs I was bewitched by the atmosphere created by this music.

John Beckmann, the major architect who shaped the artistic vision of this musical project, is a creatively free artist who sets no limits.

A sound that lives in a limbo of its own… it’s like if Beck met Johnny Cash and Nick Cave just to give you an idea.

Mortal Prophets’ style cannot be labeled as vintage vibes are mixed with more modern overtones that make these songs timeless.

The vocal interpretation is almost theatrical and brings you into the lyrics to the point that you forget the reality that surrounds you.

This song is introducing the LP that will be released on December 9th.

Absolutely reconfirmed!

Me and the Devil is Mortal Prophets’ Single Out Now!


Me and the Devil is Mortal Prophets’ Single

The Mortal Prophets (helmed by John Beckmann) announce the forthcoming release of their debut LP, Me and the Devil, due December 9. On the record, Beckmann joined forces with Irish musician and producer William Declan Lucey (Rubyhorse, Leftbank), with whom he developed the record’s atmospheric, noisy sound. Additionally, it features collaborations with Morphine’s Dana Colley, vocalist Aoibheann Carey-Philpott, and more, making this record a practice in masterclass musicianship.

To introduce the record, the band have shared its first single, the record’s eponymous track, “Me and the Devil,” Beckmann’s take on a classic blues song by Robert Johnson.

Said Beckmann on the origins of the track:

“‘Me and the Devil Blues’ is a blues song by Robert Johnson. It tells the story of the singer’s waking up one morning to the devil knocking on the door, telling him that ‘it’s time to go.’
The lyrics concluded with the lines ‘You may bury my body down by the highway side’ / ‘So my old evil spirit can catch a Greyhound bus and ride.’ Johnson recorded the song, among others, in a warehouse in Dallas, that served as a makeshift recording studio, on June 19, 1937. It was his final recording session.”

As he continued on the holistic record:

“These songs are the essence of America’s primal scream, they are chilling, and profound in their austere beauty and directness, they are so full of tragedy and hope, lost loves, and personal and societal struggles, not much has changed in a hundred years. They are all songs that I find deeply moving and poignant. My versions are not covers, in the true sense; they are contemporary reinterpretations, it’s a poetic attempt that hopefully, people will appreciate, and I’m very proud of it.”

Earlier this year, The Mortal Prophets (John Beckmann) shared their anticipated debut EP, Stomp the Devil, produced by David Sisko and featuring collaborations with Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart).

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