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Midlake & John Grant Share Collaborative Double Single “Roadrunner Blues” / “You Don’t Get To” – Out via Bella Union

October 6, 2023
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Midlake & John Grant Share Collaborative Double Single Roadrunner Blues” / “You Don’t Get To”

Out via Bella Union

Midlake & John Grant announce the release of a collaborative double AA single, “Roadrunner Blues” / “You Don’t Get To”, available now via Bella Union. Midlake and John Grant famously previously collaborated on Queen of Denmark, Grant’s classic debut album, when Grant travelled to Denton, Texas, to record with Midlake as his backing band. The LP went on to be MOJO’s Album of the Year in 2010 and launched Grant’s hugely successful solo career. Fusing soft rock with cinematic pop, these two tracks are immediately recognizable as the work of these much-loved artists.

This collaboration and these two tracks just exude immense energy and hypnotic power. Two releases that enthral and excite the audience, both capture a unique range of emotion and a sonically explosive atmosphere.

Commenting on this new collaboration Eric Pulido of Midake says: “We loved making Queen of Denmark with John and furthering our love for him musically and personally. It’s been so great to see his star continue to rise and as fans and friends we’ve enjoyed opportunities to connect over the years. When we went on hiatus as Midlake in 2015, we launched a collaborative project called BNQT that was meant to partner with folks we admire in song. John was originally slated to be on the first volume but we were unable to connect at the time. When our schedules eventually aligned we got together in Denton to record these tunes, and the reunion was everything we’d hoped for. We decided to forego using the subsequent collaborations we recorded for BNQT and instead launch a series of collaborations with Midlake. This is the first of hopefully many to come, and who better to introduce our musical love affairs than the GMF, John Grant!

John Grant adds: “Very happy that these songs I did with Midlake are finally seeing the light of day. Eric Pulido asked me a couple of years ago to come to Denton and do a couple of songs for their BNQT project and of course I said yes, because working with Midlake on my first solo album Queen of Denmark was one of the greatest times in my life. We became like brothers during that time. I don’t get to see them often enough. I don’t think I want to live in Texas at this point in my life, but I often think about that time in Denton and the incredible people I know now because of it, and sometimes I am very tempted to go back there just so I can be around them. I had a blast doing these songs with them as I knew I would and I hope we get to do more in the future.”

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