Astral folk collective Mutual Benefit is the brainchild of main member Jordan Lee, who has released 9 albums under the moniker, interchanging its members every time. On his latest effort, Thunder Follows the Light (out Sept. 21st, 2018), Brooklyn-based Lee (and co.) have captured big, sweeping orchestral sounds overtop quiet, strumming standards, making for a contemplative and emotionally charged take on a traditional genre, and one that takes its listener out of their immediate surroundings. We asked Jordan to make us a playlist, and its no surprise his focus was on a similar feeling. Check out his playlist above or right here, and see what he had to say about it below.
Mutual Benefit frontman Jordan Lee explains: “‘Me and the Wine and the City Lights’ is named after a Lee Hazelwood outtake. It reminded me of a long running favorite activity which is to take long walks in the late night hours occasionally with the help of some wine poured into an opaque and inconspicuous container. I love feeling the pulse of the city and letting all the little stresses of the day gradually melt away as I become a tiny part of something bigger. I tried to give this playlist the same feeling.”