Edward Sharpe Debuts Down-Home Love Duet ‘That’s What’s Up’
New album 'Here' will be here May 29
L.A.’s Edward Sharpe is still in folksy character on the latest track from May 29 album Here, the follow-up to 2009 breakthrough Up From Below. “That’s What’s Up,” which like previously surfaced Here opener “Man on Fire” sticks to the sweetly down-home, She & Him-meets-Walk the Line nostalgia of their love-lovin’ best song, “Home.” As on that track, bandleader Alex Ebert — formerly of spazzy new wave revivalists Ima Robot — duets here with singer Jade Castrinos, and once again they’re exchanging sweet nothings, complete with whistling and jug-band bass. “You’ve got my love to lean on, darlin’,” goes the sunny chorus. Spoiler: That’s what’s up.