RM Hubbert - Car Song - Digital Single (2012)
Original UK Release Date: 30th April, 2012. Entire Album Download With Cover Art - 2 Tracks (320K bit rate; 16.7 MB)
A beautiful and lyrical road song pairing RM Hubbert with Aidan Moffat as they are driven around by their melodica-tooting chauffeur Alex Kapranos. Aidan's wanderlust and longing for simpler times both past and future are are given the perfect backdrop of Hubbert's masterfully understated guitar playing. It's testament to Hubby's musicianship that he understands less if often more.
That same gift for restraint is all too evident on b-side Mo Ve'la Bella Mia de la Muntagna: a traditional Italian folk song sung here by Alasdair Roberts and Emma Pollock. Hubby's gentle finger-picking takes a backseat allowing the perfectly twinned vocals of Ally and Emma to elevate this b-side to heart-breaking levels of poignancy. It's that good.