Josh Farrow‘s “Who’s Gonna Love You When I’m Gone” carries itself with an aura of impermeable coolness, suave organ and killer bassline as smooth as silk. Its looseness belies the expert skill of the musicians behind it, a relaxed piece which achieves that laxness through a tight arrangement and a band which gels incredibly well. Farrow’s cocksure drawl is accentuated by the world-class vocals of Ruby Amanfu — if there’s anything wrong with this song, it’s that she’s relegated to backup vocals, but even those she kills. This one’s a good’un.
“I knew I wanted [the song] to swing and have a sort of ‘60s vibe to it, and after I described what I was hearing to bassist Chris Donohue and drummer Bryan Owings we recorded the bass and drums together in one take,” says Farrow. “The song just fell together in the most perfect way, with a looseness to the whole process that translated so well to the final track.”
Trouble Walks With Me is out October 28.