Fabulous finger-picking and exquisitely characterful vocals are the highlights of this soulful anthem for our times. The acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Sunny War has joined forces with soul singer Chris Pierce to release music as War & Pierce and the effect is absorbing and powerful. Each is well-established in their own genres. War has performed with or opened for the likes of Mavis Staples and Keb’ Mo’, while Pierce has done likewise for BB King and Buddy Guy amongst many others.
The duo’s work together has been lauded by our very own Yola, who has this to say about their collaboration: “War plays some tasty guitar and Pierce has that delivery, that credence. This is high quality & zero BS which is important for me. It’s important we learn what it looks like when people really mean what they’re saying, not just acting like they do. These two are a great example of a subtle and profound belief in what they’re saying and doing.” She’s not wrong. This is genuine, open-hearted music with conscience, integrity and soul. Take note.