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Marlon Hurt and Jesse Maxwell have outdone themselves with Feed the Hungry. It’s rare to find a musical collaboration as ambitious as this. With undertones of neo-soul, blues-rock and Maxwell’s R&B vocals, Queens County Roots have basically brought a Pablo Neruda poem to life. Animalistic, primal, romantic. With lyrics of needing someone’s love as sustenance, Maxwell’s craving softly swells into a desperate plea by the end, begging his love to “feed the hungry.”
Queens County Roots is a NYC-born band consisting of five members all with varying musical backgrounds. Their latest collaborative EP is titled, Queens County Roots and Jesse Maxwell present: The Moon Sessions. Their mission was to create a collection of songs centred around dealing with “intolerable situations,” all while experimenting with numerous genres. It’s clear to any listener that both Queens County Roots and Jesse Maxwell are seasoned musicians with the technical prowess to harness an energetic and cinematic listening experience. Feed the Hungry is just one of many nuanced tracks on The Moon Sessions, but its aching urgency to be felt marks it as one of the most memorable.