Ron Sexsmith & Chris Martin
Thanks to Mike over at Sweet Static, I've got this lovely track to share with y'all:
Recently Chris Martin of Coldplay was forbidden again (by his label EMI) to release a track which he has supplied guest vocals on (this time with Nelly Furtado, previously with Mike Skinner & The Streets), after it was previewed for journalists and everything.
But back in 2002, he did supply some really lovely vocals on the closing track of roots/pop artist Ron Sexsmith's album Cobblestone Runway. I was laughing with Mike about how I had never given Sexsmith a listen, perhaps in part due to his last name which sounds a bit Gary Glitter-esque to me. Mike admitted that he had gotten teased a few times for wearing the t-shirt.
I say just tell people that it is your craft. Others may be woodsmiths, or metalsmiths. There's someone out there who can call himself a Sexsmith, and that's nothing to be ashamed of.
"Gold In Them Hills" (original version) - Ron Sexsmith
"Gold In Them Hills" (remix version, featuring Chris Martin) - Ron Sexsmith
Wow, was I missing out not listening to this guy! How gorgeous is that song? Piano, lush strings, and a beautiful melody. He's all over eMusic, I might have to spend some time with that.
BONUS: New song from Ron's upcoming album Time Being, released this week in Europe & Canada, later in the States/Australia -
"All In Good Time" - Ron Sexsmith