Britta Phillips started off her career as the singing voice of Jem, the ’80s cartoon-fantasy pop star. Then she played bass in Luna. That’s a pretty wide swing! More recently, she’s been half of Dean & Britta with her husband, the former Galaxie 500 and Luna frontman Dean Wareham. (And since Luna reunited not long ago, maybe it’d make more sense to say they’re both still in Luna.) And for a few years, on and off, Phillips has been working on Luck Or Magic, her solo debut, which started off as a collaboration with the late dance producer Scott Hardkiss. The album finally comes out this week. It’s got five originals and five covers. We’ve already posted her versions of Evie Sands’ “One Fine Summer Morning” and the Cars’ “Drive,” as well as her original “Daydream.” And right now, you can stream the entire album below, via The Wall Street Journal.
Luck Or Magic is out 4/29 via Double Feature Records. Pre-order it here.