Published Aug 22, 2018Canadian power couple Whitehorse have revealed plans for the follow-up to The Northern South Vol 1. Naturally, it's titled The Northern South Vol. 2, and it's due out January 18 via Six Shooter Records.
Once again, the collection hears Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland covering blues classics in their own signature style.
"Blues gave rock'n'roll its nerve. It breaks, bends and distorts rules," McClelland said in a statement. "This sense of abandon, emotional and musical urgency trickled into all forms of modern day music. There would be no Cardi B without Lucille Bogan. There would be no Tom Waits without Howlin' Wolf, and there would be no Stones without any of it."
For the opening track and lead single, the two-piece selected "Who's Been Talkin'" by Howlin' Wolf.
"The nuance of simultaneously accepting responsibility and accusing a lover of doing him wrong was very subtle," Doucet said of the song. "It's a rabbit hole of contrition."
Other artists covered on the record include Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Willie Dixon.
Check out the whole tracklisting below, then hit play to hear Whitehorse's rendition of "Who's Been Talkin'."
The Northern South Vol. 2:
1. Who's Been Talkin' (Howlin' Wolf)
2. Baby, What You Want Me to Do (Jimmy Reed)
3. John the Revelator (traditional)
4. Baby, Scratch My Back (Slim Harpo)
5. I Just Wanna Make Love to You (Willie Dixon)
6. St. James Infirmary (traditional)