Mamas Gun are today sharing their new single, ‘You Make My Life A Better Place’, which follows in the footsteps of the Lauren Laverne and R2-supported ‘London Girls’ and the Earmilk-approved ‘Strangers On A Street’. Taken from the band’s new album, Golden Days – due for release on May 18, 2018 via Candelion. Alongside the likes of Charles Bradley, Curtis Harding and the Dap Kings – Mamas Gun have helped fuel the vanguard of 21st century soul – as well as spawning Top 10 hits on four continents.
Whilst set against a euphoric classic-pop background, lyrically, ‘You Make My Life A Better Place’ focuses upon more tender matters, hinged upon the idea of a person’s life existing as a tangible place in which the effects of others are felt and captured more vividly. Speaking about the new single, frontman Andy Platts says: “Musically, we really wanted to go for a big classic sounding song in the vein of Billy Joel’s ‘Just The Way You Are’, or Bill Wither’s ‘Just The Two Of Us’ – strong, simple melodic songwriting with crystal clarity and a warm uplifting spirit.”
Golden Days itself chronicles the band’s decade-long journey to date with Platts and the rest of the band taking production duties into their own hands, recording the tracks live using analogue equipment. Notable contributions are littered throughout the album with the likes of Shawn Lee (Jeff Buckley, Kelis, St Etienne) assisting on the album’s mix, and songwriters Connor Reeves (Tina Turner, Joss Stone) and Christopher Braide (Sia, Lana Del Rey) lending hands.
As well as previous support slots with the likes of Beverley Knight and Raphael Saadiq, Mamas Gun have performed at global and domestic music festivals including WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Greenroom. Following a sold-out re-appearance to the UK live circuit earlier this month in London, Mamas Gun will have a full UK tour to announce shortly.
Listen to You Make My Life A Better Place below: