Soulsavers is a group consisting of two English producers and remix artists, Rich Machin and Ian Glover. Their first album was 2003’s ‘Tough Guys Don’t Dance’ which sounds like it was more of an electronia/remix album.Their latest album has Mark Lanegan, most known as the lead singer of the Screaming Trees, working with Queens of the Stone Age, as well as his solo and duo work, joining the Soulsavers.
Lanegan even takes a writing credit on some of the songs. Lanegan has a gritty, haunting voice that goes well with the songs as they seem like spirituals or hymns (to a degree).
My favorite is “Spiritual” which I heard on a more recent Johnny Cash album and although Lanegan doesn’t out growl the man in black he sure gives him a run for the money. The album does feature some purely musical work, but it’s the songs with Lanegan that really stand out and are really fantastic.
They even do a cover of the Rolling Stone’s “No Expectations” and keep listening after that one for a hidden track. They even cover Lanegan’s “Kingdoms of Rain.” The album is just fantastic, especially the soulful, spiritual (yet gruff) voice of Lanegan. I thought that it was very impressive.