Canadian collective Busty and the Bass are back with ’Out of Love’ their new single featuring the legendary Macy Gray. The single also comes with an accompanying electronic remix from British DJ/producer, Harrison (out July 1st).

Radiating rich summer groove, ‘Out Of Love’ incorporates a swell of glistening funk and neo-soul guided by Macy Gray’s distinctive and effortlessly smooth vocal.

Busty’s Nick Ferraro“‘Out of Love’ started as a remix that Chris, our trombone player, was working on. It was never supposed to be an original tune but the song’s vocal idea quickly took form and became its own thing. It’s sometimes a treat writing vocals after most of the beat is made, you can really feel the energy and play with the instrumental. I was getting a lot of hot and cold communication from someone and this song is me airing out a bit of that frustration.”

Macy Gray will be the second music icon the band been lucky enough to work with, following their collaboration with George Clinton on previous single, Baggy Eyed Dopeman. Getting Macy onboard was thanks to producer Neal Pogue. The band have been performing a cover of Macy Gray’s hit “I Try“ for years in their live show. In 2016, the band recorded a performance of the track, Macy saw it, got hyped, and tweeted about it. When the band began working with producer Neal on the new album they discussed wanting to work with Macy and he was able to help set it up. The result, ‘Out of Love’ now finally gets its release.

Busty and the Bass are signed to indie record label, Arts & Crafts, home to Broken Social Scene, Andy Shauf, Liza Anne, and more. Since signing they have released three tracksCloudsSummer, and Baggy Eyed Dopeman produced by Neal Pogue, who has recently worked on numerous iterations of modern funk and jazz [Tyler The CreatorDRAMKAYTRANADAAnderson.Paak]. The octet, Nick Ferraro [vocals, alto sax], Evan Crofton a.k.a. Alistair Blu [vocals, keys, synths], Scott Bevins [trumpet], Chris Vincent [trombone], Louis Stein [guitar], Milo Johnson [bass], Eric Haynes [keys, piano], and Julian Trivers [drums] — score nostalgic lyrical ruminations with a soundscape of simmering soul, fiery funk, spirited rock, hypnotic hip-hop, and artful R&B. 

The multinational band met during their first week as students in the jazz program at McGill University back in 2011. Beginning as an instrumental act, they capitalized on any and every gig they could, taking $100 for a three-hour set or exchanging tunes for wine and hors d’oeuvres at a cocktail party. They went on to drop a pair of Eps – GLAM[2015] and LIFT[2016] – before unveiling 2017’s full-length debut, Uncommon Good. In addition to packing houses on headline tours, they graced the stages of international festivals such as Made in America, Montreal International Jazz FestivalThe Great EscapeOttawa Bluesfest, and Rifflandia, playing alongside the likes of RadioheadAnderson .Paak, and Lana Del Rey

Busty And The Bass ‘Out Of Love (feat. Macy Gray)’ is out now and the Harrison remix on July 1st.

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