Another Groove: “Pieces of Us” by Mark Ronson & King Princess

August 24, 2019 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which incorporates elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Pieces of Us” by Mark Ronson featuring King Princess.

As a DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ronson is renowned for his chart-breaking work with Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Wale, and Bruno Mars, among many others.  Earlier this year, he returned as a solo artist with the release of Late Night Feelings, a contemplative record that bears additional fruit with repeat listenings. Ronson draws from a wide palette of sounds, textures, and vocalists on the album, with pop, R&B and hip hop all well represented.

August 24, 2019 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which incorporates elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Pieces of Us” by Mark Ronson featuring King Princess.

As a DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Ronson is renowned for his chart-breaking work with Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Wale, and Bruno Mars, among many others.  Earlier this year, he returned as a solo artist with the release of Late Night Feelings, a contemplative record that bears additional fruit with repeat listenings. Ronson draws from a wide palette of sounds, textures, and vocalists on the album, with pop, R&B and hip hop all well represented.

On “Pieces of Us,” the singer and songwriter King Princess adds an especially convincing lead vocal on top of a lushly-produced, alt-R&B track.  Ronson drops all manner of interesting accents in the mix on this one, but his funk bass line, which punches like a heavyweight, is especially memorable.  Enjoy. 

By Robb Patryk

Listen to this track, and all others in this series, on the Another Groove playlist at Spotify

 

 
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