Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) puzzles together the fourth instalment in a series of cover albums. Previously featuring Nilüfer Yanya, Sean Nicholas Savage and many more. Staying true to the “pop, not slop!” ethos of the label, 4 Down brings together a community of artists attempting to solve the riddles of pop music one song at a time. Born out of Bullion's work as a producer and a growing list of collaborations, the idea behind the series was sparked by the common desire to sing a song you wish you'd written. Nathan's move to Lisbon last year and a meeting with Portuguese artist Bráulio Amado (sleeve design) inspired this new set of covers. Clues of what to expect can be found on previous editions Covered In Gloria, Pun For Cover and Extraordinary Renditions.
Ever since this came across and I took a chance on its intrigue, this has been one of those albums I knew I would absolutely be owning forever. It's such a mesmerizing, cohesive piece and once the symphony steps in, it becomes utterly transcendent. It's one of the best pure pieces of music I've ever heard. I hope one day to hear a live performance, even if it's local musicians and a symphony, just to hear it in that space. giventofly87