Black Pumas Release ‘The Electric Deluxe Sessions’ EP
Black Pumas released an Amazon Original EP, The Electric Deluxe Sessions. The four-song effort features reworkings of songs from the Grammy-nominated group’s 2019 self-titled debut album as well as a classic cover.
Those songs include “Colors,” “Fire” and “Know You Better.” Black Pumas’ masterminds Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada also included a cover of the Jimmy Webb-penned “Wichita Lineman,” which has been famously covered by The Meters and Glen Campbell. Quesada detailed how the EP’s songs have evolved from studio tracks to road-tested tunes in a statement.
“We recorded ‘Colors,’ ‘Fire,’ and ‘Know You Better’ live for this Amazon session, and those are all tunes that from the time we recorded them for the album to what they’ve become live…have just become this whole other thing,” he said. “When we recorded the record [Black Pumas] we’d only been working together for a few months. All the touring we did over the last year, the live show has elevated all the songs arrangement-wise, everyone gets to shine a little bit and we don’t get to put that down too often.”
Check out the trailer for The Electric Deluxe Sessions and listen to a preview of the EP below: