Listen To The ‘Fruit’ Of The Decoders & Raul Midón’s Labor

The kings of covers, The Decoders, are back with the third single from their second EP, The Decoders Vol. 2. In anticipation of Black History Month, they have decided to take on the Billie Holiday standard, "Strange Fruit." Based around the poem by Abel Meeropol, and first sung by Holiday in 1939, the song deals with the racism and lynchings that were rife in the American south at that time, and went on to become one of Holiday's signature songs. The Decoders' version, which features vocals and guitar courtesy of Raul Midón, flips the arrangement, introducing their signature dub and Cumbia influences which when combined with Raul's impassioned delivery gives rise to a moving and emotional performance. You can stream the track below, and it will be available from iTunes and Bandcamp this Friday.

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