Elvis Costello & The Roots – “Walk Us UPTOWN” | New Music

Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us UPTOWN | New Music

Elvis Costello and The Roots have just dropped the first single from their forthcoming collaborative album Wise Up Ghost, set to be released on 17th September by legendary jazz outfit Blue Note Records.

“Walk Us UPTOWN” is a marked departure from Costello’s usual sound and discography and sees The Roots branching out from their usual roster of R&B and Hip-Hop artists. Taking on a soulful breakbeat groove accompanied by a bouncing bassline, Costello adds his unique spoken-sung vocals and creates an almost ska-like number that incorporates the best sounds both sets of musicians have to offer. Take a listen to the track below and stay tuned for more cuts from the album: