Brooklyn-based band Brasstracks are a duo made up of Ivan on the trumpet, and Conor on the drums. Together they create a unique, updated twist on jazz that they find best described as “future brass.” They’ve been gearing up for the release of their forthcoming EP, Good Love, and today they share its lead single.
The first track taken from their new EP is the title track “Good Love.” For their new single, Brasstracks recruits UK rapper Jay Prince to help bring the track to life. The results are a feel-good track that sounds equal parts soulful, jazzy, and funky. Jay has proven in the past that he has quite the transformative delivery that can flow naturally on just about any rhythm, and he couldn’t sound more fitting over this live instrumentation.
Brasstracks explained that during the recording process for Good Love, they had been listening to a lot of The Roots, Erykah Badu, and D’Angelo, admitting that they were “geeking out on how well produced the music was while still maintaining such a live feel.” This first track felt the most organic to the duo. “Conor and I really wanted a record like that on the EP, so we came up with a demo and then replaced everything with live takes,” said Ivan. “The live stuff comes to us a lot easier than anything else, and honestly recording it just felt like fun. Not one moment felt like work.”
AS for Jay Prince’s input, Ivan and Conor tell us that they had been “sending things back and forth with Jay Prince for a little while.” Though there were other tracks in mind, “Good Love” wound up being the winning selection for everyone involved. And we’re certainly enjoying the finished product.
Listen to “Good Love” below.