Bobby Broom has dropped a preview of his forthcoming record Soul Fingers in the form of a Beatles cover: “Come Together.”
The guitarist, joined by his band The Organi-Sation, swaps the barnstorming urgency of the Fab Four’s classic tune for a laid-back arrangement that borrows from fusion and Memphis soul. Hammond organs, a shuffling beat and plenty of restraint on Broom’s part keep the cover respectful of, but not imitative of John Lennon and company.
The “Come Together” rendition is one of ten covers that will appear on Soul Fingers, which arrives on October 12. And they’re all of pop hits from the ’60s and ’70s: Broom takes on Procol Harum’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale,” Seals & Crofts’ “Summer Breeze” and, perhaps obligatorily, Bread’s “The Guitar Man.”
Listen to the Beatles cover here: