PREMIERE: &More Capture the New Sound of Philadelphia on “Future Come Around”
Afro-punks Donn T and Chill Moody will release full-length debut Ethel Bobcat next week.
Duo &More and their new song, “Future Come Around,” embody the very essence of Philadelphia: low, rumbling rhythms, high-minded and thoughtful lyricism, all sprinkled with an ethereal, otherworldly quality linking them with the city’s rich and storied musical history.
Chill Moody and Donn T certainly aren’t lacking for attention. They’ve already covered their hometown paper Philadelphia Weekly, and were recently featured on NPR’s lauded Tiny Desk Concert series.
There’s also the issue of Donn T’s deep musical heritage: her dad is the late Lee Andrews Thompson of Lee Andrews & the Hearts, and her brother is no less than Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots.
The proof, of course, is in the music. The duo is set to release their full-length debut, Ethel Bobcat, on April 5. Fresh from SXSW 2019, they’ll be hitting the stage this summer at the Roots Picnic and Pickathon, and supporting St. Paul and the Broken Bones on the road (see the complete tour itinerary below). In the meantime, the pair are sharing the latest sounds from the album in a new song, “Future Come Around.”
“I’ve heard bands describe the moment when an album is finished, then, while not meaning to write another song, they trip, land on the hinge pin of the album. If Ethel Bobcat is a meal, single ‘Future Come Around’ is dessert,” Donn T explained via email.
“It’s a snack with some silky layers. It’s also a testament to how music can change you,” she continued. “The day I first heard the beat I was having a hard day. En route to home, I stopped by producer Ben Thomas’ studio to drop something off. He was playing the track, it was fire. Within, a few minutes of hearing it, I wrote my chorus and bridge, and recorded it. When I left, I was having a better day.”
Partner Chill Moody is focused on how the tune will translate in a live setting.
“I can’t wait to hit the stage and see the crowd’s reaction to ‘Future,’” he shared. “One of the last pieces we added to the album, a stand out for me for sure.” Listen to “Future Come Around” below.