Saudade (Team Sleep, Etc.) Debut “Chill Of Death” Featuring The Late Lee “Scratch” Perry & A.A. Williams


Saudade, the musical collective headed up by Chuck Doom of Team Sleep, etc. fame and Gil Sharone (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan, etc.), have unveiled their latest collaborative track, “Chill Of Death“. Joining the duo on this track are frequent Saudade collaborators John Medeski (Medeski, Martin & Wood), David Torn (Sun Of Goldfinger, David Bowie) and Dr. Know (Bad Brains).

Also appearing is the late Lee “Scratch” Perry and A.A. Williams. Perry previously worked with the collective on their 2020 track “Lions‘, which also featured Lamb Of God vocalist Randy Blythe.

Doom spoke of this latest offering:

“Literally minutes after hearing ‘Songs From Isolation‘ I was reaching out to A.A. Williams about collaborating on a Saudade track. Her musicianship and vocals really spoke to me. We connected and an early bounce of ‘Chill Of Death‘ was sent over to London. I was stoked A.A. replied that the song felt right and agreed to collaborate.

When A.A. sent me her vocal demo of ‘Chill Of Death‘ I was elated and kind of shocked at how beautifully she melodically and lyrically interpreted the music and the working title. The contribution to the song’s bridge by the GIANT musical force of nature Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry along with the talents of Dr. Know, John Medeski, David Torn, Gil, and RIZZ’s beautiful video makes this song special to me.”

Gil Sharone added:

“‘Chill Of Death‘ is a vibe. I was drawn in as soon as Chuck played me the rough sketch. Like all of the other tracks we do, this song came together in a very organic way. The grooves, dynamics and textures of sounds created a perfect bed for the amazing vocal performance that AA Williams put down. Having Dr. Know and Lee “Scratch” Perry contribute parts made it even more special.”

Williams stated:

“I was delighted when Chuck approached me to work with the Saudade collective on ‘Chill Of Death.’ The group’s wide-ranging musical style really excited me and I was honored that they’d asked me to collaborate. The instrumental track I was initially sent was very inspiring so I found that the text and vocals came naturally, and later finding out that the late Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry would also be contributing made the process even more special.”

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