Deep down, Edwyn Collins is a bit of a soul boy.
If you follow the singer on Twitter you'll notice a recurring pattern, with Edwyn Collins feverishly posting links to some of his favourite soul cuts. Motown, Northern, Philly and funk - it doesn't matter, so long as it's up beat and worth dancing to.
It's an influence which has become more and more apparent in his work. Recent album 'Understated' boasts a few out-on-the-floor bangers, and one is set to receive a full scale single release.
'Too Bad (That's Sad)' masters that old Motown trick of pairing melancholic lyrics to an itchy beat. Four on the floor, with some great vocals from Edwyn Collins, the single will be released on AED Records next month.
The video for the track was directed by South London resident the passionately Welsh Mr Kieren Evans, and matches the contagious energy of the single itself. Switching from panel to panel, it's stylishly shot with nods towards the Pop Art end of the Mod spectrum.
Watch it now.
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'Too Bad (That's Sad)' will be released on July 8th.