Bahamas: “All The Time”

Bahamas is Afie, Afie is Bahamas. Afie Jurvanen has blurred the lines between solo artist and collective effort with his Bahamas project for three albums. The Toronto musician–who’s also collaborated with Feist and Jack Johnson over the years–earned some serious attention last year for Bahamas Is Afie. CBC’s Q dubbed it the best album of the year, beating out usual suspects like Taylor Swift and the War On Drugs. Of course, Q could be accused of rampant homerism, but Bahamas Is Afie does feel like a career highpoint for Jurvanen. Orchestral flourishes meet Bahamas’ soul/blues on many of the record’s best cuts, but at the heart of it all is Jurvanen’s songwriting. He’s one of those guys that makes it sound easy, yet there’s still real craftsmanship under the hood.

Juravanen recently stopped by Studio 1A with the touring version of Bahamas, and today’s song of the day comes from their live session. On record, “All The Time” gets a Marc Bolan-esque workout, but in 1A, Bahamas dig out the simmering Southern soul at the song’s core.

–Art Levy

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