And now, a note from John Oates
Anytime an artist covers a song by Daryl and myself, I am usually flattered and always curious. This is the first time that a band has dedicated an entire album to the music of Hall & Oates. In regard to their interpretation of our songs, what can I say? Inara George has a sensual, smooth delivery, and hearing these songs performed from a female point of view is both surprising and engaging.
Greg Kurstin’s production is very downtown noir; it’s sonically coherent with a nod of respect to the retro, but more of a vision toward the future. This record is the aural VIP room where the musical genius of The Bird and the Bee hang out with the lounge lizards and create a cool new cocktail. Whatever they’re mixing, I want some.