Photo by Tasmin Meyer Erahin
Once you hear the latest from Arsun, you'll know why Cat Power chose him for her recreations of Bob Dylan's Royal Albert Hall concert. The New York artist (named Arsun Sorrenti) just released "Babe I Hear Thunder in Your Heart" not only has a title that sounds like a classic Dylan song title, but the song has that same rollicking folk sound Dylan was known for during his classic mid 60's run. "Babe I Hear Thunder in Your Heart" isn't a total throwback. It does sound like modern folk-pop meets indie rock, just through a classic Dylan lens. Arsun has delivered a fun song that's both modern sounding and a throwback, and we're quickly becoming fans.
Arsun says of his upcoming album:
“I’ve always liked the idea of taking a timeless style of music and trying different things with it—making a unique sound that people haven’t heard before even as it’s still focused on working with traditional instruments and song structures. I want to get to a place where my inspirations are helping me repurpose these human experiences in a fresh and modern way.”
You can watch the video for "Babe I Hear Thunder in Your Heart" below. Babe I Hear Thunder in Your Heart, the album, is due out March 8. For more on Arsun, check out the artist on Instagram and Facebook.