Eddie Skuller Brings a Heavenly Reggae Vibe to Talking Heads Classic

Earth Day 2023 is shaping up to be a memorable one, as singer/songwriter Eddie Skuller prepares to release his latest single, a reggae-infused cover of Talking Heads' "Heaven." In collaboration with Grammy award-winning producer Victor Rice, Skuller delivers a spiritual and mesmerizing rendition of the classic track from the Fear of Music album.

Rice, known for his deep reggae and dub sensibilities, was instantly drawn to the Rastafarian Nyabinghi rhythm for the foundation of the cover. Combining this rhythmic heartbeat with the rich sounds of a gospel organ, Rice crafted the perfect musical landscape for Skuller's haunting voice. "Skuller's voice has that ringing quality which makes it cut through the thickest of arrangements, that in itself is a pleasure for any producer," Rice explained.

"Heaven" is further enhanced by the talents of Caz Gardiner on backing vocals, Alex Tea on guitar and percussion, and Victor Rice providing bass, keyboards, and additional percussion. The captivating cover art comes courtesy of Scott Cottrell.

Set for digital release on April 21, 2023, Eddie Skuller's "Heaven" is poised to capture the hearts of music lovers worldwide, while also serving as a fitting tribute to Earth Day.

With a musical journey that began in the rhythmic post-punk band MOOT, Skuller has been a fixture in the New York music scene since the early 1980s. The group's heavy reliance on drums and percussion led to frequent gigs at the legendary CBGB's, and it was there that Skuller first discovered reggae dub, thanks to his favourite band, The Slits (produced by Dennis Bovell).

Throughout his career, Skuller's unique voice has earned comparisons to the likes of Roy Orbison, Cher, and George Michael by The New York Times. As he continues to evolve and experiment with new sounds, his heavenly rendition of "Heaven" is sure to win him even more fans and accolades. Stay tuned for the release and don't forget to celebrate Earth Day with Eddie Skuller's unforgettable cover of Talking Heads' classic.


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