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Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble

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Larkin Poe and Nu Deco Ensemble Share “Magical” And “Joyous” Video For “Sometimes” The cover of legendary folk-gospel artist Bessie James’ song is from Larkin Poe’s 2019 album Venom & Faith. As did all musicians facing COVID-19’s onset, country roots rockers Larkin Poe’s collaborate with Miami experimental orchestral group the Nu Deco Ensemble. Which is borne of a desire to create engaging content meant to satisfy a fanbase yearning for captivating material. 

Thus, this video version of legendary gospel-folk vocalist Bessie Jones’ stomp and clap song “Sometimes” from Larkin Poe’s 2019 Grammy-nominated album, Venom & Faith, is a part of the band’s special COVID safe livestream in December 2020 that is now releasing as part of Paint the Roses: Live in Concert. A new album that reinterprets their music, including their 2020 release Self Made Man and more, through an orchestral lens.

In regard to the concert that’s spawning the album. Larkin Poe writes to CMT, “We shot the video live in Miami with Nu Deco Ensemble at an outdoor bandshell. Which is near the ocean and exhilarating while listening to the board recordings.  We’re feeling the magic of the recordings, so we’re releasing the whole evening as an album!”

Furthermore, Larkin Poe’s desire to work with the Nu Deco Ensemble hearkens back to their youth. “Before we could even speak in full sentences, our introduction to the language of music began with classical violin and piano lessons. It’s always been a dream of ours to find a way to honor our classical upbringing.”

Finally achieving their goal via the Nu Deco Ensemble. “It feels like we’re floating on a wave of sound!” So, I think you can see that delight shining on all our faces,” the band adds. Furthermore, the album releases on September 17, 2021. 

Nu Deco Ensemble  – By Way of Miami

An act that can diversely count collaborating with Ben Folds, reimagining music by Daft Punk, and being co-founded by conductor Jacomo Bairos and composer/arranger/producer Sam Hyken, conductors with histories working with both the Boston Pops and Bad Bunny in their history

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