The GRAMMY-nominated group recorded live performances of tracks from their self-titled album, including “Fire” and “You Know Better,” along with a cover of the classic Jimmy Webb composition “Wichita Lineman.”
Adrian Quesada, the band’s guitarist and producer shared a few words, “We recorded ‘Colors,’ ‘Fire,’ and ‘Know You Better’ live for this Amazon session, and those are all tunes that from the time we recorded them for the album to what they’ve become live, have just become this whole other thing.” He added, “When we recorded the record [Black Pumas] we’d only been working together for a few months. All the touring we did over the last year, the live show has elevated all the songs arrangement-wise, everyone gets to shine a little bit and we don’t get to put that down too often.”
Watch Black Pumas’ renditions of “Colors” and “Wichita Lineman” on YouTube.
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