First Listen: Swatkins and Moorea Masa are "Lost & Alive"

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    (February 7, 2022) It is often those moments when we are confronted with the loss of life that we feel the most alive, and it is this duality that Steve “Swatkins” Watkins acknowledges in his new song “Lost & Alive (feat. Moorea Masa). The tune finds Masa taking us on a journey through a city were the living and dead are on the same level – New Orleans. And propelled by a bouncy bass line, “Lost & Alive” is a funky and soulful journey.

    “Lost & Alive” tells the story someone making the trek to the Crescent City to attend a funeral. And yet, being in a place where celebrating the life of someone who has passed on takes on a different meaning, “Lost & Alive” also finds Masa melodically addressing the life and vibrancy of the city and immersing herself into that scene. This funky and delightful song is a throwback to an era when great bands roamed the earth and their analog sound crowded dance floors.

    (February 7, 2022) It is often those moments when we are confronted with the loss of life that we feel the most alive, and it is this duality that Steve “Swatkins” Watkins acknowledges in his new song “Lost & Alive (feat. Moorea Masa). The tune finds Masa taking us on a journey through a city were the living and dead are on the same level – New Orleans. And propelled by a bouncy bass line, “Lost & Alive” is a funky and soulful journey.

    “Lost & Alive” tells the story someone making the trek to the Crescent City to attend a funeral. And yet, being in a place where celebrating the life of someone who has passed on takes on a different meaning, “Lost & Alive” also finds Masa melodically addressing the life and vibrancy of the city and immersing herself into that scene. This funky and delightful song is a throwback to an era when great bands roamed the earth and their analog sound crowded dance floors.

    The story Masa tells with her glorious voice details something that we have all experienced. “Lost & Alive” is a song about grief and loss and how we come to terms with it and seek to honor those we lost while carrying on with our lives. Masa is one of many noted vocalists and musicians who have worked with Swatkins, including SoulTracks favorites like Liv Warfield, Jarrod Lawson, Allen Stone and legends like the Bernie Worrell.

    Swatkins is the kind of artist who can channel the Roger Troutman with his use of the talk box on funky numbers or by giving the world tracks like “Lost & Alive.” Check out Masa and Swatkins on “Lost & Alive” here.

    By Howard Dukes

     
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