Mavis Staples has shared a new remix of “One More Change” from her acclaimed 2019 album We Get By today. “If we reached for the future as desperately as we cling to the past, change would be at hand,“ said Ben Harper, who wrote and produced the original song.
The remix was recorded at Damon Albarn’s Studio 13 (Blur, Gorillaz) with engineer Steve Sedgwick. In January 2020 ALA.NI released her self-written, produced and arranged second album, ACCA, which featured Iggy Pop and rapper/actor Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out, Uncut Gems, Sorry To Bother You, Atlanta).
“What a sheer honour it was to sing alongside and produce around the legend that is Mavis Staples and that voice,” ALA.NI said. “I must admit, I was very intimidated at first. Her growl alone will do that. Left bare and in full effect. Raw, pure vocals. Plus, the song was written by Ben Harper, whose music is etched into my life.”