After having done a short string of west coast tour dates with Walk off the Earth, miss Selah Sue recently joined the group for the most recent bit in their cover series. "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Lauryn Hill is given a cutesy alt-pop treatment with Selah jumping in about midway adding some spice. Have fun bouncing around.
Just having released her debut album a couple months back, Selah Sue sat down with us to talk about her journey and her influences that led up to Selah Sue the album. Selah also shared a backstage ritual, a memorable phone call, and a live rooftop performance, amongst other juicy bits. So endearing this young starlet is - so glad we got to catch up!
Giant Step contributor Maiya Norton kicks off this new exclusive video series, Covers, on our Tribeca rooftop. Many thanks to our film man, Rashid Zakat as well.
Be sure to catch Selah on tour supporting Allen Stone and Walk Off The Earth!
Tour Dates w/ Allen Stone
TUE - 13-NOV - FRENDALE, MI - THE MAGIC BAG
WED - 14-NOV - TORONTO, CANADA – THE OPERA HOUSE
w/ Walk Off The Earth
MON - 26-NOV - SEATTLE, WA – THE SHOWBOX
WED - 28-NOV - PORTLAND, OR – WONDER BALLROOM
THU - 29-NOV - SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE REGENCY BALLROOM
FRI - 30-NOV - LOS ANGELES, CA – TROUBADOUR
SAT - 01-DEC - SANTA ANA, CA – YOST THEATER
Our upcoming Monday night with the legendary King Britt is just around the corner. As King prepares for what sure to be an all night booty rocking affair, we catch up with the man himself about what's been moving him of late.
Giant Step: What's your typical day been looking like of late? we know you're always doing interesting things.
King Britt: Well, I try my best to be pretty organized. I'm lucky to be home through the week Mon-Thurs to work in the studio. I just recently did a remix for Cat Power, Arc in Round and Manuel Tur. Then weekends I fly out to do gigs or check my daughter on campus.
GS: When we checked in with you earlier, you mentioned that you've been working "on a number of very interesting projects at the moment." We'd love to hear more about them!
KB: Yes, as I mentioned, just did some remixes. Recently, completed a few commissions, one an album for the DataGarden label, which is part sound design part experimental music, out now on their label. Two, I just completed a 'sound art' commission for Bowerbird as part of Design Philadelphia, which is a sonic interpretation of Jim Sanborn'sArs Menendi sculpture.
The UK based Submotion Orchestra recently released their dazzling album, Fragments. You could perhaps describe the sound as dubby ambient electro soul, but really, it's hard to completely put a finger on it. More simply, it's an aural awakening for any earbuds that may have gone into sleep mode.
Above, watch the video for the hypnotizing first single from the album, "It's Not Me It's You." Loving the costumes! Below, preview snippets from the entire album!