Featuring C.S. Armstrong's "Covers EP"
This is season two's bonus episode — one like we've never done before. Today's episode features an entire EP of covers recorded by LA-based singer/songwriter C.S. Armstrong. Across a low key but illustrious career Armstrong has developed a sound that is ruthlessly soulful, one that calls back to decades past while charging forward and defying boundaries.
This is an EP of covers, composed of timeless songs recorded by Armstrong with the intention of being placed in major motion pictures. For reaons unknown many of these songs never received soundtrack placement, however Armstrong's rendition of Bobby Bland's "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" is currently in Taraji P. Henson's latest film Proud Mary.
Joining the table for today's episode is a NOT97 alum, our first ever recurring guest, Amsterdam's own Van Common. Since August, the Dutch artist has been traveling around America and was gracious enough to book end his trip with appereances on the show — from season one's bonus episode to now.
01 "Five to One" originally by The Doors
02 "Not At All (interlude)" by C.S. Armstrong
03 "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City" Originally by Bobby "Blue" Bland
04 "With a Little Help From My Friends" Originally by The Beatles
05 "Tainted Love Originally" by Gloria Jones
06 "I Need You" by C.S. Armstrong
Album available: https://soundcloud.com/lifeofarmstrong/sets/covers-ep
Art by Michael Brennan