Midlake & John Grant “Roadrunner Blues” – at a 1,000 mile per hour

Photo: Cal Quinn

To be honest after the recent sighting of John Grant the next news we were expecting was that there would be an album with Richard Hawley of the Patsy Cline songs.  And maybe that’ll be the next news, but right now the big story is the issue of a double A Side single on Bella Union featuring John Grant and Midlake.  You’ll recall that John Grant was tempted out of musical retirement following the collapse of The Czars by Midlake who offered to be his backing band.  And the rest was history.  Well, now there’s more.

Eric Pulido of Midake explains: “We loved making ‘Queen of Denmark’ with John and furthering our love for him musically and personally. It’s been so great to see his star continue to rise and as fans and friends we’ve enjoyed opportunities to connect over the years. When we went on hiatus as Midlake in 2015, we launched a collaborative project called BNQT that was meant to partner with folks we admire in song. John was originally slated to be on the first volume but we were unable to connect at the time. When our schedules eventually aligned we got together in Denton to record these tunes, and the reunion was everything we’d hoped for. We decided to forego using the subsequent collaborations we recorded for BNQT and instead launch a series of collaborations with Midlake. This is the first of hopefully many to come, and who better to introduce our musical love affairs than the GMF, John Grant!

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