On June 29th, indie-soul artist Ali McGuirk will release the captivating single “That’s The Way I Feel About You.” via Signature Sounds. Written by Bobby Womack and covered by Aretha Franklin, 100% of the proceeds from the song will benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, which provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.
"I’ve loved this song ever since I heard Aretha Franklin sing it on her Rare & Unreleased B-sides record, '' says Ali. "It’s the type of dreamy, openhearted soul ballad that I’m a sucker for. I’ve always been drawn to the soul singers of the 60s and 70s and Bobby Womack is one of the greats. I recorded it on a whim in a living room one afternoon on tour with my friend Justin Henricks around the time Aretha passed away."
Ali continues, "There is so much feeling written into this song, and when I sing it I can really feel the unconditional love in the lyric." Known for her “honeyed swooping” vocals, Ali conveys that love brilliantly, bringing listeners along for an intimate and emotional ride. Co-produced by Jonah Tolkin, the song features Jeffrey Lockhart (Tedeschi Trucks) on guitar and Deshawn Alexander (Marcus King Band) on keys and organ. GRAMMY winner Sheldon Gomberg mixed the single.