Thursday, December 8, 2011

let's take the road before us and sing a chorus or two

Hello all! I am passing on a link to a great new holiday single "Sleigh Ride" from fellow Texan and retro-lover Sarah Elizabeth Foster. 

Sarah Elizabeth is great - she is a fellow Texan (originally from Houston) and has her own record label, Youthquake Records - how retro 60s fabulous is that name?! For the holiday season, she is releasing her own version of the Christmas classic "Sleigh Ride." The song has such a full sound with tons of strings and horns to accompany Sarah Elizabeth. She told me that the arrangement of the song was inspired by Françoise Hardy's tune "Comment te dire adieu" (one of my faves) with a great trumpet arrangement along with the vocals. In Sarah Elizabeth's other songs, it is clear that loving influence has been taken from such fabby artists as Dusty Springfield, Nancy Sinatra and the Supremes. 
The vibe of the song is super sixties with a fantastically fresh modern edge. The trumpet was played by Miki Hirose, with strings arranged by Daniel Barnidge and Joe Beaty, who have previously worked with such artists as Sting.