Contact Us

Black Carl, ‘The 1' – Free MP3 Download

BC Records
BC Records

Hailing from Tempeh, Az., Black Carl describes their sound as “desert soul.” Fair enough — they are soulful, and their new single ‘The 1′ does have a certain scorched, minimal sound. Grab the single, from their forthcoming record, ‘The Wheel,’ right here.

Black Carl began playing together in 2009 and turned a lot of heads with singer Emma Pew’s soulful performance on the single ‘The World’ earlier this year. On ‘The 1, ‘ we hear a new sparse minimalism almost in the vein of the xx, stemming from a spartan percussion with vocal harmonies and a lonely guitar hanging above.

“‘The 1′ got its start from some drums I chopped up and sequenced,” drummer John Krause tells “The lyrics and melody for the chorus just jumped out of my brain instantaneously, and we all liked the meaning and idea behind it.”

“We all sat down and wrote the verses, and within 48 hours, we had a fully realized and finished recording,” he adds.

From inception to finished product in 48 hours. Music moves fast these days. Check out ‘The 1′ below, so you can say you were hip to it before all of your friends started listening — it won’t be long.

free mp3 download

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Diffuser

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!