As soon as I heard that Elvis Costello was collaborating on a new album with The Roots I’ve been chompin’ at the bit to get my ears on it.
The project was worked on in the dark of night and in complete secrecy. In fact their record labels were not even aware they were working on something together until the album was finished.
Finally today we all get to hear one of the fruits of the partnership with the release of the song (and video) Walk Us Uptown. The album Wise Up Ghost comes out September 17 on the legendary Blue Note label. We can only hope that they’ll see fit to present some live performances together. Until then, enjoy this video from Elvis Costello & The Roots.