Oh, the glitz! The glamour! How often do I get to quote someone like Kanye on CiB? At the MTV Europe Music Awards the other week he said:
I believe Mr. Hudson has the potential to be bigger than me, to be one of the most important artists of his generation
I came across this via the awesome Soul Sides:
The London/Birmingham based quintet, Mr Hudson and The Library dropped Tale of Two Cities in March of last year and made some noise in the UK but never really arrived stateside. Maybe it’s because the music speaks rather simply for itself, or the band didn’t have the flash of something revolutionary(!) in their sound. But of course, that’s all set to change…
After co-starring with Kanye on what is in my opinion the absolute standout sleeper track on an album full of standout sleeper tracks and producing or contributing to a handful of others (“Street Lights”, “Robocop” and “Say You Will”), the group has now signed to Kanye’s GOOD Music and, critics be damned, will likely forge on with General Kanye West leading the charge toward the future of pop music.
(photo by Pete Ashton – Mr Hudson & The Library at Gigbeth 07)