THE FRATELLIS have been keeping busy during the Covid-19 pandemic by collaborating remotely with legendary US soul singer PP ARNOLD on a very special new version of a track from their forthcoming album Half Drunk Under a Full Moon, due for release October 30th on Cooking Vinyl.
‘Strangers in the Street (featuring P.P. Arnold)’ is the result of an idea that began to take root in the winter of 2019. When both artists’ touring plans for 2020 were postponed due to the Covid-19 lockdown they used this unexpected spare time to complete the track, The Fratellis working from their homes in Scotland and P.P. Arnold working from her home in Spain. Like so many artists who are now finding new ways of working during this crisis, The Fratellis and P.P. Arnold, who have yet to meet in person, adapted quickly to the new restrictions and have created a beautiful, emotive, piano and strings arrangement of a song that lyrically appears to have been written for the moment, but was in fact written last year.
Comments P.P. Arnold: “When I first received ‘Strangers In The Street’ to listen to and was invited to sing the vocal I instantly loved the song and felt a connection with it. When I asked Jon to explain his meaning of the song to me, it all made sense and the song has made something very beautiful happen in my life. I’m very happy that the song is being released at this time to support all the brave souls on the frontline supporting all of us.”
The Fratellis are donating 100% of their income from this track to the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project and other charities supporting those on the frontline as well as those impacted by the economic consequences of the global shutdown.
You can download and stream ‘Strangers In The Street’ HERE.
You can pre-order The Fratellis Half Drunk Under A Full Moon HERE.