“Glory Box” is perhaps English electronic band Portishead’s most well-known and loved track to date, released in January 1995 as the third and final single for their debut album, “Dummy”. “Glory Box” features samples from two songs: “Ike’s Rap II” by Isaac Hayes, and the bassline from “Daydream” by the Wallace Collection.
“Glory Box” was written by all members of Portishead – Geoff Barrow, Beth Gibbons and Adrian Utley, as well as producing the track alongside Adrian Utley. Isaac Hayes is also featured on the song-writing credits. “Glory Box” is a haunting and trip-hop song, describing romance and womanhood and how the two intertwine together.
Hindi Zahra is a Franco-Moroccan singer and actress. When coming up with a stage name, she simply inverted her birth name. Her songs are mostly in English but some lyrics as in the song “Imik Si Mik” are in the Berber language.
Jo Cox, the Batley and Spen MP who was tragically killed last week, would have been 42 today. In honour of her tireless campaigning in support of refugees, iconic Bristol trip-hop band Portishead have released a video to go alongside their cover of Abba’s SOS.
It features singer Beth Gibbons, shot alone in monochrome, reaching out towards the camera before ending with Cox’s quote from her maiden speech in parliament: “We have far more in common than which divides us.” This is our cover of this week.
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