New Song: Nicole Atkins – “Red Ropes” (feat. Jim Sclavunos)

Chris Rotolo March 29, 2013 Asbury Music, News No Comments

NADuring this not-so-recently past holiday season Asbury songstress Nicole Atkins ventured to Sweden to record the followup to her renowned 2011 collection Mondo Amore.  Atkins entered the studio of Tore Johansson, whose international notoriety has grown through work with Franz Ferdinand, The Cardigans, OK Go, and of course on Atkins’ own debut Neptune City (2007), and left after completing her forthcoming LP Slow Phaser, for which a release date has not yet been revealed.

However, what has dropped is the record’s lead single “Red Ropes”, a sultry piece of songwriting with ominous undertones that showcase Atkins’ seductive croon and a prickly arrangement of scantily picked fret work.  Stream this collaborative effort between Atkins and famed stick wielder Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, The Cramps) below and stay tuned for more.


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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (

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