Ann Wilson Covers the Eurythmics’ 1986 Hit “Missionary Man”


Ann Wilson has launched a bursting quilt of Eurythmic’s hit “Missionary Guy.” Off Wilson’s upcoming album, Fierce Bliss out April 29, “Missionary Guy” in the beginning gave the impression at the duo’s 1986 album Revenge.

Burning thru lyrics Smartly I used to be born an authentic sinner / I used to be borne from authentic sin / And if I had a greenback invoice / For the entire issues I’ve achieved / There’d be a mountain of cash / Piled as much as my chin, “Missionary Guy” follows up “Greed,” a Fierce Bliss song, written through Wilson that explores the innate animal nature of human beings, whether or not round cash, intercourse, energy, or ecstasy.

“It occurs with all folks,” mentioned Wilson of “Greed.” “Whilst you flip round and catch your self making choices as a result of you wish to have the cash, or since you’re stuck within the headlights of glory, neatly, the ones are grasping moments.”

Recorded at a number of studios, together with Sound Degree in Nashville, Fierce Bliss additionally options Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Rev Nathan Younger Singers on “Missionary Guy.” 

“He [Shepard] was once an entire different affect coming in,” mentioned Wilson. “He simply performed his butt off, and with the gospel singers and the whole thing else coming in combination, the entire undertaking simply began to develop.” 

Previewing Fierce Bliss in 2021, which additionally contains covers of Queen’s “Love of My Lifestyles,” that includes Vince Gill, and Bridge of Sighs” through Robin Trower, Wilson first launched “Black Wing,” which gave the impression on Wilson’s five-track EP Sawheat, and likewise incorporated a canopy of Alice in Chains’ 1992 hit “Hen.

Ann Wilson (Photograph: Courtesy of Ann Wilson)

Fierce Bliss additionally options Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule on tracks “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues.”

“I’d recognized Warren Haynes from Gov’t Mule for some time,” mentioned Wilson. “We’d written a few songs along with Gov’t Mule taking part in, and the ones rounded out the document. So hastily, the place there was once no document sooner than, abruptly I had 11 cool songs that I in point of fact preferred.”

Produced through Wilson and Tom Bukovac, Fierce Bliss was once a cheerful coincidence that began when Wilson first of all went into the studio simply to document a couple of songs. “I had in the beginning meant to move in, document a couple of songs and spot what I had,” mentioned Wilson, “nevertheless it simply took in this lifestyles.”

Photograph: Criss Cain