Gruff Rhys joins The Earth’s Dionne Bennett for Valentine’s Day release of twisted duet: MARRIED 2 ME + Reveals New Video

February 11, 2015


Gruff Rhys joins The Earth’s Dionne Bennett for Valentine’s Day release of twisted duet:


Romance isn’t dead, but it’s on rocky ground as singer-songwriter Gruff Rhys detours from his American Interior odyssey to join fellow Super Furry Animal, Dafydd Ieuan in The Earth’s three-minute, synth-laden ‘love’ song.

A new video has been revealed prior to the Valentines release, watch below-


The soaring vocals of Dionne Bennett, singer with Welsh soul-rockers The Earth, have been beautifully juxtaposed with the tender serenade ofGruff Rhys on Married 2 Me, scheduled for special release on Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14 February 2015.

Rhys joined one of the band’s sessions in Cardiff’s Strangetown Studios earlier in 2014 and supplied lyrics and vocals to the song. Having thumbed through fellow Super Furry Animal, Dafydd Ieuan’s copy of Christopher Hitchens’ book God is Not Great; he put the book down suddenly and came to his feet. A man entranced, Rhys captured his moment of inspiration in just two takes and promptly left for home. As the raw soul of Bennett’s voice screams the nightmare of being married to the song’s unnamed protagonist, Rhys sings:


I’m a priest of God                 What would Jesus do?         The ecclesiastical

I took my vows                       The goddam truth                 Elastic pastor

The diocese won’t allow       The trinity’s for me                Save the world

Holy Communion                   Honeymoon in Gallilee         Bushes are burning


The Earth ft. Gruff Rhys, Married 2 Me sees Rhys join Super Furries drummer Ieuan on record for the first time since the band’s 2010 album Dark Days/Light Years. The Earth, also featuring former Catatonia guitarist/songwriter Mark Roberts and bassist Tristan Marley released their second album Keltic Voodoo Boogaloo in summer 2014.

Artist: The Earth ft. Gruff Rhys

Release Title: Married 2 Me

Release Date: Saturday 14 February 2015

Label:  Strangetown Records

Formats: Digital Only


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