To help celebrate Record Store Day (April 20), ZZ Ward decided to liberate an unreleased left-over from Til the Casket Drops. The song will act as the b-side to her 7″ she will be releasing that also features a cover of Son House’s “Grinnin’ In Your Face.”
ZZ Ward was the latest musical guest on Conan. And during her time on stage, she performs “Put The Gun Down” off her latest album, Til the Casket Drops.
Here is an in-studio performance of Gangsta Gibbs and the buzzing singer’s track off her recently-released Til The Casket Drops project.
Boasting features from Kendrick Lamar, The O’My’s and Freddie Gibbs, the bluesy songstress released her debut album Til the Casket Drops today. Hit the jump to take a listen and head to iTunes to purchase your copy.
ZZ Ward’s debut album Til the Casket Drops (Oct. 16) is really shaping up to be something special. First with the Kendrick Lamar-assisted Cryin Wolf and now this cut featuring chicagoans The O’My’s and Blended Babies? Yeah… I’m excited.
The O’Mys created something so soulful and pure and Blended Babies flipped it on its head, bringing that true grit and what they do best. This song reminds me of everything I grew up listening to, a grimy beat colliding with some good ol’ dive bar blues. For that reason, it’s one of my favorites! – ZZ Ward
Shouts to RedEyeChicago on the premiere.
Earlier today, we posted a new joint from ZZ Ward that featured Kendrick Lamar. After checking the comments and the accompanying Twitter talk, I noticed most folks were unfamiliar with the LA-based bluesy soul songstress. Coincidently this comes on the same day that I was revisiting Asher Roth’s Pabst & Jazz mixtape; which features ZZ making an appearance alongside Blu and a pre-MMG Rockie Fresh on a Blended Babies produced jam (included below). After the jump, I’ve also included ZZ Ward’s Eleven Roses project that dropped earlier this year. A collection of original work and soulful renditions of songs by Childish Gambino, Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick and others. Enjoy.
ZZ Ward is a buzzing blue-eyed soul singer who has been working wit ha couple familiar faces. This track is from her upcoming Til The Casket Drops project, which is available for pre-order now. Also, after the jump catch her working with Pete Rock.