The Single Sessions – Remember The Children, Lettuce

Welcome the feature where we look at new singles coming onto the music scene. Today we look at the latest single by Lettuce.

This single Remember The Children is a cover version of the 1972 Earth Wind and Fire song. This version opens with a really funky Brass sound which automatically reels you into this song. It is an up pace track that is exciting and makes you want to get up and dance. This bands are renowned for revolutionizing and reinventing jazz and this single surely has a fresh take on it. The lyrics gradually come in and are welcomed by an echo sound saying the line “The children I remember.”

When the verse does eventually come in the funkiness of the song sort of dies down just a tiny bit So you can really embrace the lyrics and ones that are being sung across this catchy beat. Throughout the first part there is a really long electronic sound that feels like the sounds of a keyboard echoing in the distance.

The brass instruments sort of intertwine around the lyrics, before the chorus drops again we are introduced to drama musically that creates great anticipation for the next section.

There are sections of music interludes that really create impact on the song, An example is there is a part that is full of brass instruments that sort of lead you to really funky sound again creates this real fun twist style that also reflects the style at the beginning of the song.

Like a lot of Lettuce’s music, the focus of this cover again is on the creativity and the complexity of the music. This is not an easy composition of a song, you can tell that a lot of love and effort has gone into it.

It is one of those songs you can imagine listening to on a hot day whilst watching the world go by. I think that this would be a really interesting song to watch live as there are so many components to it.

Two-thirds of the way through the song there is a musical interlude that is different to the rest and it’s really interesting to hear as makes this woodwind instruments the forefront of this sound brass and It really brings the funk in the song to a whole new level.

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