Thanks to The Prophet for the heads up on this one. We’d heard previously that Michelle Branch and Timbaland were hitting the studio together for some sort of collab but were left wondering…WTF? Well, finally the end result is here and I have to admit that I’m pleasantly surprised. While I love Branch’s more pop driven sounds on singles like “Breathe” I was worried about a more urban collaboration – just not sure if Branch’s vocals are a good fit with that sort of sound.
Well…Timbaland went ahead and proved me wrong! The mid tempo “Getaway” blends country, R&B and pop together into a rather slick production. You gotta hand it to Timbaland…everything (and everyone) he touches turns into musical magic. “Getaway” is to be used in a promotional campaign for the new MINI car called the Countryman. I guess the fact that she’s keeping busy with random side projects like this suggests that the release of her own album is a ways away. Oh well. This should tide me over just fine.