“4 Walls” New Song from The New Mastersounds and Lamar Williams Jr.
The New Mastersounds and Lamar Williams Jr. have collaborated again, this time across continents for the remote recording of “4 Walls.” It is a beautiful track, vintage New Mastersounds with gorgeous vocals from Williams and great backing vocal chorus.
From the Color Red press release:
In light of stay-at-home orders across the world, Willams recalls writing the lyrics while in quarantine at his home in Atlanta, staring at the four walls around him and wondering when society will return to normalcy. He ruminates on planning weekends around big shows as both a musician and concertgoer—“We have love for the masses, and when we come out of this, we’re going to reflect on our values and look at life a little differently.” Simon Allen laid down some drum ideas in his home of Leeds UK, then passed it to Pete Shand on bass to flesh out some grooves in his home in Spain. Eddie Roberts created an arrangement out of the parts and recorded guitar in Denver at his Color Red Studios, all set for Lamar. Once the vocals were down, Joe Tatton added the final keyboard layers in the UK. On the production side, Roberts and Williams took queues from Rick James adding layers of delay and reverb over the vocals. This is the first track in a series of remote recordings The New Mastersounds and Lamar Williams Jr plan on releasing in the coming months.