Flo Mor­ris­sey & Matthew E White

Sunday Star-Times - Escape - - FRONT PAGE -

Gen­tle Woman, Ruby Man (Mush­room) Bri­tish song­writer Flo Mor­ris­sey has found a sym­pa­thetic mu­sic col­lab­o­ra­tor in Vir­ginia na­tive Matthew E White. That they bonded over a mu­tual love of Lee Hazel­wood is no sur­prise given that Gen­tle Woman, Ruby Man in it’s se­lec­tion of cov­ers has that odd­ball main­stream pop quirk­i­ness that the for­mer favoured and is per­fectly show­cased on their quirky dead­pan treat­ment of the Bee Gees’ Grease through to Roy Ay­ers’ Ev­ery­body Loves The Sun­shine. It takes a while to get used to the jagged force­ful­ness of Mor­ris­sey’s vo­cals which are like net­tle to White’s soft burr but on George Har­ri­son’s Govin­dam, they find a con­nec­tion that’s earthy and ethe­real. – Mike Alexan­der

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