Bombay Bicycle Club Release Alternative Recording Of “Racing Stripes” From Forthcoming Acoustic EP, ‘Two Lives”
“Two Lives” EP Out 24th July Featuring Acoustic Reworkings From 2020’s “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong“ LP + A Cover Of Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Two Lives”
Fans Offered ‘Pay-What-You-Want’ Download Option With All Proceeds To Chineke! + Youth Music
Bombay Bicycle Club are very pleased to share the second track from their forthcoming acoustic reworkings EP, “Two Lives”.
The four track EP is out 24th July, and features three acoustic reworkings of songs from the band’s recently acclaimed “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong” LP, and a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s Two Lives. The stripped-back versions were mostly recorded at vocalist Jack Steadman’s home studio during lockdown, and took on a real back-to-basics, DIY approach to the recording and production process. Let You Go is already streaming and available to listen/watch https://bombaybicycleclub.lnk.to/LYGASo.
Racing Stripes was the first track recorded for the EP, and features guest vocals by Billie Marten and Liz Lawrence, both recorded in their own home studios.
Discussing the process of making the new EP, Jack explained: “Recording this EP at home meant going back to basics and recording just like I used to growing up. It brought back a lot of funny memories of making DIY shakers out of rice and tupperware, and mic shields out of coat hangers and stockings.
Two Lives will be made available to download on a ‘pay-what-you-want’ basis from the band’s website, with all proceeds going to two organisations:
Chineke! (https://www.chineke.org/) creates opportunities for established Black and minority ethnic musicians, nurtures new talent by providing role models, and celebrates diversity in classical music.
Youth Music (https://www.youthmusic.org.uk/) invests in music programs for young people in deprived areas, building confidence, resilience and self-esteem.
The EP can be pre-ordered/pre-saved https://bombaybicycleclub.lnk.to/TLEPSo.
Bombay Bicycle Club recently shared a Spotify Singles release, including their spell-binding cover of Selena Gomez’s Lose You To Love Me. Joined by longstanding collaborator Rae Morris to share vocals on the cover, the band also recorded a complete reimagining of recent single I Can Hardly Speak at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Listen to both recordings here: https://bombaybicycleclub.lnk.to/SpotifySessionsSo
Like so many artists right across the globe, Bombay Bicycle Club were preparing themselves for a huge summer of festival performances, including headline slots at All Points East and Truck Festival, before the Coronavirus put paid to those plans before they’d even started.
The band’s new album, Everything Else Has Gone Wrong, marked an explosive comeback at the start of the year following several years hiatus.