The Springtones’ cover of “High On Your Love”
The practice of covering songs from American artists has been present in reggae music, and its subgenres, for a long time. This is documented in the recently published book, REGGAE GOT SOUL: JAMAICAN COVERS & THEIR ORIGINALS. However, the book does not include a current cover of Kings Go Forth’s 2009 cult hit, High On Your Love. The Australian micro label Cry No More Recordings, led by wife and husband team Kellie Bennett and Clayton Chipper, specializes in releasing spaced-out soul dub of artists such as Charlies Flat and The Springtones. The latter’s first release on 7inch 100% recycled vinyl is a rendition of High On Your Love. The A-side features a soulful one-drop reggae interpretation of the original song by Kings Go Forth, while the B-side offers a spaced-out dub version.
Originally released by Mr C’s Records on a 7″ single as the B-side to Now We’re Gone, High On Your Love also made an appearance on Kings Go Forth’s debut album, The Outsiders Are Back, in 2010. This ten-piece funk and soul band hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was founded by Andy Noble. Their music is heavily influenced by 1970s soul, and the recording techniques used during that period. The band primarily writes their songs, with Andy Nobel and vocalist Black Wolf, formerly a member of regional soul act The Essentials, leading the way.
If you want to purchase High On Your Love, use the discount code ‘crynomore’ to get 10% off until the official release date on 23 June.