Richard Russell is a producer who has spent the better part of the last two decades building British label XL Recordings, which houses the likes of Adele, Kaytranada, King Krule, Sampha and others.
Russell is planning on putting out an album called Everything Is Recorded in the near future, and he used his radio show in England to premiere two samplings from the project called “Close But Not Quite” (starts at 53:55) and the title track, “Everything Is Recorded” (starts at 1:13:50).
Russell also said “Close But Not Quite” is inspired by a Curtis Mayfield song called “The Makings of You,” which features the lyric “these words I’m trying to recite, they’re close but not quite.” He then talked about the album more, revealing it’ll have features from Syd, Kamasi Washington, Mark Ronson, Damon Albarn and more.
With “Everything is Recorded,” the version played is a “stripped-down version” of the song, which will feature a string section once it’s released.
Listen to the radio show below.