StarTribune: 27th July, 2013:
Ever-adventurous Elvis Costello has collaborated with everyone from the Brodsky Quartet and opera star Anne Sofie von Otter to pop maestros Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. So it’s not surprising that Costello has hooked up with hip-hop’s best band, the Roots, for his next album, “Wise Up Ghost,” due in September. The preview single, “Walk Us Uptown,” is a dark, mysterious minimalist funk jam. He sings about suffering in silence, washing away sins and other inexplicable things that happen when you wander Uptown.