Black Pumas – Angel: 13th Floor New Song Of The Day

GRAMMY-nominated duo Black Pumas have shared their latest new song, ‘Angel‘ – the third track to be released ahead of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Chronicles of a Diamond, out on Friday, October 27th via ATO Records/[PIAS].

Here’s the record company blurb:

Black Pumas‘Angel’ was written and co-produced by the band’s singer/songwriter/producer Eric Burton, with production by Puma’s guitarist/producer Adrian Quesada. A deeply emotive track, ‘Angel’ showcases Burton’s impressive vocal range and masterful storytelling skills. The video, filmed at the iconic Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles by Drey Jordan Singer, sees Burton delivering a haunting solo performance in a setting that works as an effective backdrop, complimenting the intensity of the song. ‘Angel’ is a mesmerizing slow burner, graced with majestic guitar work, moody mellotron melodies, and soul-baring lyrics that Burton composed in a laundromat over a decade ago.

Eric explains, “I remember feeling overwhelmed by everything going on with my family and the neighbourhood I was living in and hoping to find sanctuary in the actual voice of an angel,” he says. “There was a laundromat nearby that served as a quiet place for me, and that song started to come to me as I stared into a still-life painting of flowers.”

More Than A Love Song‘ (the first single released ahead of the new album) has amassed 2+ million streams and is currently #1 at Triple A Radio, #1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Chart, and #1 at Americana Radio. ‘Mrs. Postman,’ is the playful second track unveiled from Chronicles of a Diamond – Relix said it’s “flush with unbound style” and FLOOD called Burton’s vocals “spectacular.”

Chronicles of a Diamond brings the band’s singular vision to life with more power, passion, and daring originality than ever before. Produced by Quesada and primarily mixed by six-time Grammy Award winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs), the ten-song LP finds Burton taking the role of co-producer and infusing his free-spirited musicality into every track.

One of the most electrifying new acts to emerge in recent years, Black Pumas have made a major cultural impact, selling one million albums worldwide. ‘Colors,’ from their 2019 debut, is a gold-certified anthem that was nominated for Record of the Year with over 450 million streams. Burton and Quesada first discovered their once-in-a-lifetime chemistry back in 2017, after Quesada began searching for a potential collaborator and connected with Burton through a mutual friend. Thanks to the potent collision of their distinct sensibilities – Burton is a self-taught musician who got his start busking in his native Los Angeles, Quesada is a Grammy winner whose background includes playing in Latin-funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma – Black Pumas were on their way. Their meteoric rise saw them playing exhilarating live shows and sold-out multiple tours across North and South America and Europe, as well as performances at the GRAMMY Awards and President Biden’s inauguration, multiple television appearances and winning the Emerging Act of the Year from the Americana Music Association in 2020. Most recently, Quesada was nominated for a Latin Grammy for “Best Rock Song” for his collaboration with Diamanté Eléctrico.

Chronicles Of A Diamond by Black Pumas
is out Friday, October 27 on ATO Records/[PIAS]
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Chronicles Of A Diamond

1. More Than A Love Song
2. Ice Cream (Pay Phone)
3. Mrs. Postman
4. Chronicles Of A Diamond
5. Angel
6. Hello
7. Sauvignon
8. Tomorrow
9. Gemini Sun
10. Rock And Roll