Funky 60s-era soul-jazz from indie duo, Hot Mustard
The funk and soul duo, Hot Mustard are currently gearing up for the release of their second full-length album, entitled Seconds. To whet your appetite, they’ve just released a new track called “Naked When You Come” (originally recorded by The Lollipops in 1966). This is the first music they’ve released since their debut full-length album, Mother Sauce (dropped earlier this year).
Working their own distinctive flavors into classic recipes, the duo draws influence from first generation boom bap hip-hop, 60s era soul-jazz, and vintage cinematic library style recordings. The track radiates a Daptone-meets-Portishead vibe featuring a creepy combo organ, a funky soul guitar, and some sultry vocals.
The music video was created by Jack Powell (multimedia artist/guitarist/producer). He assembled clips from old films to make a video collage that explores the concept of “you can’t take it with you” — the universal truth that we all must part with our earthly possessions upon death.
“Most of the art I make involves some sort of found objects and assemblage” explains Powell when talking about the video. ” For the ‘Naked When You Come’ video, I sifted through many hours of old public domain footage in search of compelling imagery to compliment the heavy theme of the track.”