Next week, Virginia retro-pop auteur Matthew E. White and British singer-songwriter Flo Morrissey will release Gentlewoman, Ruby Man, a collection of duet covers of songs by Frank Ocean, Leonard Cohen, Roy Ayers, James Blake, and more. Today, they share their plush version of the Velvet Underground classic “Sunday Morning,” which does away with the original’s signature celesta arpeggios, adds some barroom piano and backing vocals from White, and pushes the tempo up to rock’n’roll rave-up territory. It’s fantastic, and you can listen to it below.
Previously, Morrissey and White shared covers of Little Wings’ “Look at What the Light Did Now,” Nino Ferrer’s “Looking for You,” and a surprisingly great, smoothly funky take on Barry Gibb’s theme from Grease. Gentlewoman, Ruby Man arrives January 13 via Glassnote.
Gentlewoman, Ruby Man tracklist:
1- Look At What The Light Did Now (Little Wings)
2- Thinkin Bout You (Frank Ocean)
3- Looking For You (Nino Ferrer)
4- Colour Of Anything (James Blake)
5- Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Roy Ayers)
6- Grease (Barry Gibb)
7- Suzanne (Leonard Cohen)
8- Sunday Morning (Velvet Underground)
9- Heaven Can Wait (Charlotte Gainsbourg)
10- Govindam (George Harrison)