Whether it’s playing guitar with Brownout or producing records by Third Root and Grupo Fantasma, Austin’s Adrian Quesada is a busy man. Last year, a break in his schedule found him writing some psychedelic soul songs, but he needed a singer. Enter Austin’s Eric Burton, and together, they’re Black Pumas.
Recorded at Quesada’s studio, Black Pumas’ debut is out summer 2019. Quesada finds it thrilling to start from the ground-up again. “It’s exciting to make new music, you know,” he says.
“Imagine if you asked a director to just make Star Wars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. I feel like I like telling different stories, I like writing different music, and it’s hard for me to write the same style of music every year.”