I was a big fan of Julie’s solo project, Lonelady, and her album “Nerve Up” just barely missed being named one of my Top 25 Albums of the Year in 2010. Jah Wobble has been in the music industry since before I was even born and is most well known for being the original bassist in Public Image Ltd (or PiL), which also features Sex Pistol, John Lydon.
Last week I was listening to Lonelady’s “Nerve Up” album, which blends elements of new wave, synthpop, punk and more into 10 high-energy songs that always get me bouncing around my room. I decided to check out the Lonelady fan page on Facebook for the latest news on Julie’s whereabouts and soon stumbled upon a new music video called “Tightrope” as part of a collaboration with Jah Wobble. “Tightrope” is the kind of song I can imagine being spun at a party in someone’s dark basement in Brooklyn at 4am while boys sloppily make out and dance with one another. Translation? I fucking love the fuck out of it and I’ve been addicted ever since.
I reached out to Jah and Julie’s lovely publicist, Dorothy (firstname.lastname@example.org), who was kind enough to send me a press kit full of songs that will be included on “Psychic Life”. And let me tell you that they are every bit as fun as I expected!
Give me a disco beat, a sick Jah Wobble bassline and Julie’s low sexy vocals anytime!
Check out “Tightrope” below.
Jah Wobble & Julie Campbell “Tightrope”