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Why do we come here? Today we are treated to an excellent piano cover of Morrissey’s “Suedehead” by The Art Of The Soul.
Piano covers can lift the soul, breathing new life into the most iconic musical pieces. Hailing from the midlands of England, The Art Of The Soul (Andrew Baker) gives the British music scene of the late 80s/90s the love and appreciation it deserves. The debut single, a cover of Morrissey’s “Suedehead” will be released on May 27th. Every month a new single will drop covering all the great bands of the time. What artist will be next?
The Art Of The Soul was discovered by Gilligan (Fake Chapter Records) after finding youtube videos of his favorite tunes including “Happy” by Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. Over email, he convinced the piano player to get out of his living room and into the studio.
“I do it for the joy of it. I’ve been tinkering on the piano since childhood, as my mum has always had a piano in the house. I have to work the songs out by ear as unfortunately I can’t read music. When I was 17 I started hearing the chords for stone roses, the smiths, new order and the cure, and played them on my mum’s piano, keying the melodies. There are such beautiful melodies written by those classic indie bands, and the piano seems to bring out the raw melodies and music underneath.”