Monday, October 09, 2023

Van Morrison Transports Us Back To The 50s With ‘Problems’

Van Morrison, one of the most iconic and consistent folk and blues artists, is back with his latest single ‘Problems’. By using vamping and repetitive piano and bass, and a lively brass section, Morrison has perfectly recreated a rock and roll sound that could easily be mistaken for a track that came out over 70 years ago.  

The uplifting harmonic vocals and blues guitar riffs are reminiscent of a time in which rock and roll was just finding its feet, which has resulted in ‘Problems’ being a song that will make you want to get up and learn how to jive.


The song ‘Problems’ was originally released in 1959 by The Everly Brothers, one of Van Morrison’s biggest influences growing up in post-WWII Belfast. Of course, Morrison has put his own twist on the old classic and turned the song into an uplifting, rockabilly style, while still paying homage to the original recording. 


Even at the age of 78, Van Morrison's flawless vocals and energetic spirit shine through in his latest release.  


Problems’ will be featured as part of Morrison's 45th studio album ‘Accentuate The Positive’, which is due to be released on the 3rd of November.


Jodie Marshall


Image: ‘Accentuate the positive’ Official Album Cover

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