“Make You Mine” is a fun and funky blend of hard and soft, and it finds Of Gentlemen & Cowards channeling the best of American music. The funk bass recalls the era of Red Hot Chili Peppers; vocalist Simon Edwards channels the Southern soul-rock styling of The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, while the backup harmonies are pure Motown sweetness. It’s not surprising, really, considering the band’s love of modern Southern soul-rockers Alabama Shakes and Band of Horses. “We’re musical nerds,” they will tell you, and “Make You Mine” is Of Gentlemen & Cowards proudly and unapologetically wearing their influences on their sleeves, resulting in a song that feels familiar, yet not nostalgic. You may think you’ve heard this song somewhere before, but you haven’t. Mission accomplished.
Produced by moon:and:6 and Of Gentlemen & Cowards
Recorded and Mixed by moon:and:6
Additional Engineering by Christian Fedele
Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel in Toronto, Canada