Some songs have a transformation as the riffs and melodies and words and feel coalesce. For Andrea Colburn and Kyle “Mud” Moseley, the Atlanta duo that call themselves Andrea & Mud, that’s what happened with their latest single “Send Your Love My Way,” off their upcoming album Bad News Darlin’, out June 12.
Seeped in spaghetti Western balladry, “Send Your Love My Way” is the fervid love scene in Bad News Darlin’ ’60s pulp soundtrack of dusty, sonic surf transported to another time.
At first, as Kyle “Mud” Moseley was playing the main riff, he was trying to pull together a surf song, but it kept getting soulful. The duo embraced this sound and went with it.
“As soon as the song was finished, lyrically it was clear that this song should be recorded as a bigger type of production for us,” Colburn tells American Songwriter. “It turned out exactly as we had imagined. The cherries on the cake were Mandi Strachota’s backup vocals, Chad Paulin’s trumpet, and Damon Moon’s last-minute addition of the tubular bells.”