Out Of The Ordinary - Meadows EP (12") (Ramrock Red)

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Out Of The Ordinary - Meadows EP (12") (Ramrock Red)
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Joseph Malik teams up with Chris Greive, Saleem Andrew McGroarty and David Donnelly to present the 1st release from Out of The Ordinary featuring Rosanne Erskine & Davy Henderson....'Meadows' is an open love letter to Edinburgh, the city they all love. Check the vibes...

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Ramrock Red Records are proud to present the all-star Edinburgh collective ‘Out
of The Ordinary’ with their first single 'Meadows' from the forthcoming LP ‘Stranger Things Have
Happened’.

After the phenomenal success of his solo album ‘Diverse Part 2’ in 2018, Joseph Malik decided to sit
firmly in the producer’s chair and team up once again with the co-writers and production ‘dream’ team of
arranger/producer Chris Greive, fellow producers Saleem Andrew McGroarty and David Donnelly to
create ‘Meadows’, an open love letter to Edinburgh, the city they all love. It’s an anthem for well-being
that embraces all races, all creeds, all colours, all genders and where Joseph shares his experience of
homelessness and salvation. 'Meadows' contains the iconic hook from Jefferson Airplane's 'Today' and it
was a joy to get the original song writers blessing to create a re-interpretation for their anthem of unity.
Joseph knew deep down in his heart ‘Meadows’ had to be a duet but he did not want to sing on the
track. So he called upon Ms Rosanne Erskine from Coco & The Bean and indie legend, favoured John Peel
Sessions guest, and member of the Fire Engines, Davy Henderson. The resulting EP is nothing short of
magnificent. The LP & ‘Café Graffiti’ versions are arranged by Chris Greive who crafted the soaring, live
strings, played by violinist & Grit Orchestra founder, Greg Lawson whose improvisation has become
another instrumental colour within the track. Along with trumpeter Colin Steele and The Proclaimers
keyboardist Steven Christie, a sound comparable to the golden era of ’66 Haight-Ashbury folk-psyche
fusion was created. With the ‘North Street’ Vocal remix + Dub, Darren Morris and Jo Wallace take the
progressive rock element and run with it. The fuzzed up Rhodes + Mellotron of Darren Morris’s
keyboards, the mesmerising ‘electrified strings’ of Greg Lawson and the hypnotic repetition of Davy
Henderson’s ‘there’s no evil’ vocal hook take you on a trip into an uncharted universe….

Before making ‘Meadows’, Joseph spent time sleeping rough. He says:
“It was April and it was getting warmer and I woke one morning in the ‘Meadows’ in Edinburgh. The
sounds of the trees, leaves and birds filled my head and in that moment as the sun was coming up, the
guitar hook from ‘Today’ came into my head inspiring me to bring the city together in unity”.
Fellow ‘Fire Engines’ member, Russell Burn opened his studio to us even when times were tough. Every
week the musicians gathered at Rusty’s studio in Easter Road to create ‘Meadows’ and the forthcoming
album 'Stranger Things Have Happened'. The final recordings were taken to the new Silverback Lodge
studio, just near The Meadows, for Out of the Ordinary to mix the song in the location where it was
written.

In a time when the city’s arts and music venues are closing down, the project bonds three generations of
musicians who bring the sound of the city together - the journey for ‘Out of the Ordinary’ has only just
begun…..

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Artist Out Of The Ordinary
Label Ramrock Red
Music Format General Vinyl
Music Format Specific 12"
Genre Pop, Rock, Soul
Release Date 12 Jul 2019
Track 1 Position A1
Track 1 Title Meadows LP Mix
Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/RRR-007/Meadows+LP+Version.mp3
Track 2 Position A2
Track 2 Title Meadows Cafe Graffiti Remix
Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/RRR-007/Meadows++Cafe+Grafitti+mix.mp3
Track 3 Position B1
Track 3 Title Meadows A 'North Street' Vocal Mix
Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/RRR-007/Meadows+(North+Street+Vocal).mp3
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Track 4 Title Meadows A 'North Street' Stranger Dub
Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/RRR-007/Meadows+(North+Street+Dub).mp3
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