Jim James Covers “What The World Needs Now Is Love” With Chorus For ‘Spotify Singles’, Announces ‘Uniform Distortion’ Deluxe Reissue [Listen]

first_imgJim James is the latest artist to contribute a pair of new recordings for Spotify’s “Single Sessions” series. The My Morning Jacket singer/guitarist shared his two new recordings exclusively through the popular streaming service on Wednesday, including a revamped version of “Over and Over” from his 2018 Uniform Distortion solo album and a tasteful cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David‘s inspirational ballad, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”.James is joined on both recordings by the activist singing collective, Resistance Revival Chorus. This is not the first time that James has notably covered the inspirational 1965 hit. James also performed the tune live with My Morning Jacket at the 2016 edition of LOCKN’. The addition of the all-female choral group on both songs adds a warm layer of depth to help contrast to his own vocal style. James shared his admiration for the small choir and the message they’re attempting to share in a statement posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.“I look forward to the day when these songs are outdated and there is SO MUCH LOVE that we don’t need to sing that the world needs more of it,” James mentions in the singles’ announcement. “Until then we will keep singing…trying to bring the love. it was such an honor to sing these songs with Resistance Revival Chorus. their power is undeniable and it just lifted my spirit so high to hear their beautiful voices reach for the heavens and i hope it lifts your spirit too.”The arrival of the two new singles on Wednesday also came with the announcement that James will release a deluxe edition of Uniform Distortion next spring. Uniform Distortion/Clarity: Deluxe Edition will include both an expanded vinyl and acoustic versions of the songs featured on the album. The new album will also include a 7″ single comprised of never-before-heard covers of Flying Burrito Brothers‘ “Hot Burrito #1”, John Lennon‘s “How?”, Link Wray‘s “Fallin’ Rain”, and “Dark End of the Street”, which was initially released in 1967 by James Carr and has been covered by many artists in the years since.Jim James – “Over And Over”, “What The World Needs Now Is Love”<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Fans can click here to pre-order the new edition of the album, which is scheduled to arrive on March 22nd via ATO Records. Fans wanting to purchase the album should act quickly, as the deluxe edition will be limited to 1,000 individually numbered units.last_img read more