Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

  • New EP from Mavis Staples? Check.
  • Savvy electronic production from labelmate Son Little that lays down a haunting and murky atmospheric foundation while threading the reverence+newness needle? Mhmm.
  • Two songs written by Son Little? Yup. One by Blind Lemon Jefferson and another by Pops Staples? Yuuuup.
  • Perfectly unsettling background vocals (Son Little’s, I think) on “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”? Damn right.
  • Worth a listen? You better believe it.

Side note — hope y’all are as excited as I am to see Son Little at Friday Cheers in June!

Mavis Staples — “Your Good Fortune” [Spotify/iTunes]

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