"Show Love" - new single and lyric video by Everything Is Recorded feat. Syd & Sampha
Please welcome record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell's exciting, collaborative project
Everything Is Recorded – the collaborative artist project from record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell – has released a new single, "Show Love feat. Syd & Sampha" via XL Recordings. They made a very creative lyric video for it, directed by Mahaneela. In an imaginative way they show us around in a record studio and we can read the handwritten lyrics from the sides of the mixing deck. Richard is a master of creative and unique solutions - the album covers are painted by hand.
Bridging the gap between London and Los Angeles, "Show Love" begins with Russell’s signature percussive instrumentation, interlaced with an introductory verse from London artist Sampha, then blissfully transitioning into Syd’s signature neo-soul R&B. Back in August Richard Russell stopped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show in which he discussed his respect for Syd and working with her for Everything Is Recorded: listen here. The song premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra show MistaJam and is now available on all digital services.
Listen to "Show Love" feat. Syd & Sampha’ HERE
"Show Love feat. Syd & Sampha" is the follow up to Everything Is Recorded’s most recent single "Mountains Of Gold" which features a diverse line-up of acclaimed artists in the form of Sampha, French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, NYC rapper WIki and Los Angeles jazz titan Kamasi Washington.
‘Mountains Of Gold’ comes accompanied by a Nick Walker-directed video. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles, features, in order of appearance, Kaner Flex, Lisa-Kainde Diaz (Ibeyi), Mela Murder, Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi), Infinite, Sampha, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Hardy Blechman, Richard Russell and Quincy Jones.
"’Mountains of Gold’ is sound system inspired, you can hear a lot of strong and different personalities and voices in the one song, but the feeling is consistent. Everyone has plenty of space" – Richard Russell
Watch the ‘Mountains Of Gold’ video HERE
Both releases provide a captivating snapshot of the kind of collaboration and experimentation that has taken place at Russell’s west London studio, The Copper House, over the past few years. This studio has become a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who pass through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.
Russell, renowned for his album production work for Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Ibeyi and Gil Scott-Heron among others, released the debut Everything Is Recorded EP "Close But Not Quite", which featured a similarly eclectic host of international artists including Sampha, Giggs, Obongjayar, Tic, Warren Ellis, Infinite, Mela Murder, Green Gartside and Baluji Shrivastav, in May of this year.