Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Jeff Parker has released a spectral, dynamic take on David Bowie’s “Soul Love.” The cover of the Ziggy Stardust cut was made with Parker’s jazz group The New Breed, featuring drummer Jay Bellerose and Jeff’s daughter Ruby Parker on vocals.
Parker and his collaborators create a new vast sonic landscape for “Soul Love,” with re-harmonized verses that feel infinite and eerie, and gut-shaking low synths that have the heavy force of a shuttle launch. Listen for Jeff’s pointed guitar work and Ruby’s impressive vocal layers on the verses. Both Parkers come together at the 2:44 mark, guiding the song amid two minutes of progressive exploration to the cover’s final landing place. Jeff Parker and the New Breed move through “Soul Love” like expert astral voyagers, steering their small capsule with the dexterity and imagination of Bowie himself.
“Soul Love” is the latest track from Modern Love, a new compilation of genre-expanding David Bowie covers that features Parker, Meshell Ndegeocello, We Are KING, Khruangbin and more. The record is set to be released via BBE Music on May 28th. Stream & pre-order Modern Love here, and listen to Jeff Parker and The New Breed’s cover of David Bowie’s “Soul Love” below.