#127 Willy Mason – Take Me Down

To celebrate the US release of his latest album, Carry On (which has been out in the UK since March), Willy Mason has released this paper-puppet take on The Lion King.*

Mason’s warm, husky vocal sails above the beats and pings of the rhythmically-led track, all mellow tones and soothing lilts. Both song and video are simultaneously primal and floatily dreamlike, perfect for a hot summer’s day.

*OK, so there are no warthogs and the plot’s a bit less dramatic, but it’s flippin’ nature, it starts with a stampede, and the big cats are in love.