It’s Friday, so get your day started right with the laidback funk grooves of Hot Mustard’s latest single, “The End of Time.”
Hot Mustard, a psych-leaning instrumental funk group headed by Antibalas’ Jordan McLean and TV On The Radio’s Dave “Smoota” Smith, is as smooth and mellow as ever. Joined by Ross Bogan (Doom Flamingo, Lureto) on Hammond organ and Alanna Royale on vocals, the group heads deeper into a soul-jazz zone on this track.
Taken from their upcoming sophomore LP, Seconds, which will be released on March 31st on Color Red, “The End of Time” features a snapping beat, melancholic melodies and swirling old time radio-styled organ riffs. Royale’s smoky vocal that appears towards the end of the track adds a decidedly sultry vibe to the piece. This is the kind of music you’d hear in the most dreamlike, shadowy jazz club you could imagine.
Despite its Jimmy Smith at the Black Lodge-like atmosphere, the music video for “The End of Time” is playful and bright. Using a collage animation style with cut outs that is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam’s cartoons from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the video is like a visual representation of how the song is an amalgamation of different styles and influences. Check it out for yourself:
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