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Idle Warship’s Res Featured in Life + Times “Res’ Pieces”

January 26, 2012 3:54 pm

Check out the latest Idle Warship love from Life + Times “Res’ Pieces”!

Idle Warship is a group where rapper Talib Kweli and rock singer Res get to experiment. Their new album Habits of the Heart isn’t quite a concept album, but it’s certainly themed around love and obsession. Res can be a power vocalist, but she’s best at shredding heady lyrics to pieces. Since her early collaborative days songwriting with Santigold, she’s grown as a writer, and found new writing partners who are women too. Onstage she’s an athletic diva comfortable in our her skin; the former tomboy is more sex lion than kitten. Kweli began DJ’ng ten years ago, and in Idle Warship, he gets to exercise other muscles, including an earnest attempt at singing. Their new live set up is backed by one of the best bands I’ve seen in awhile, I saw them Halloween night and they ripped through their own material then tore the house down with covers of Annie Lenox and The Beatles. Res was dressed as a vampire Frida Kahlo and Kweli as himself, only freer. Here, I talk to Res about what she listens to, her workout plan and her favorite purple dress.” – Check out the full feature via Life + Times