TUNE Brad stank - Take Me To The Crib
Brad Stank shares ‘Take Me To The Crib’ – a new track from his debut EP ‘Eternal Slowdown’ which follows on December 7th via Untitled (recs).
‘Take Me To The Crib’ is a dreamy melodic groove that evokes classic ‘70s soul. It’s topped by Brad’s inimitable vocal delivery which is effortlessly soothing and seductive, and boasts a similarly laidback solo which recalls the Parliament-Funkadelic legend Eddie Hazel.
“This song is about a sexy but sweet night out,” says Brad. “Both parties are tired, and the promise of green and red wine has B stank nodding his head— take me home baby! I like the subtle double meaning of ‘crib’, as in a baby’s crib. It’s saying take me back to that innocence rather than my 20-something-year-old woe and strife of life. Also ‘Little Green’ is a song title by Joni Mitchell who I’m a big fan of and so the song is a nod to that. I think it’s my favorite song lyrically so far because it paints the nicest picture.”
‘Take Me To The Crib’ features on Brad’s forthcoming debut EP ‘Eternal Slowdown’ alongside the recent singles ‘Condemned To Be Freaky’, ‘Pond Weed’ and ‘Flirting In Space’. It also includes the mood-setting opener ‘Slowdown’, a spin on his usual sound with ‘Butte Magic’ which features a baked rap courtesy of fellow Liverpudlian MC Nelson, and the sweet harmonies of ‘Maithuna’ which gives the EP an afterglow that lingers in the memory.
It’s a collection which expands on his growing reputation as a new master of sexistential slow jams as he explains, “A lot of it is me trying to 'slow down' my mind and myself in general as a contrast to what feels like a super chaotic world we're living in. So that's the more spiritual side to it. I'm trying to become a Buddha but can't help but keep it sexy too.”
Described by Clash as possessing a charismatic stage presence, Brad Stank will play an ‘Eternal Slowdown’ launch show at The Sebright Arms on December 12th. The show features support from Lucy Lu, Ralph TV and Terry Venomous.
Brad Stank has recently played shows as guest to Clairo, Club Kuru and Hers, while further praise came from YALA! Records’ singer-songwriter Willie J Healey.