Watch: Black Pumas perform ‘Confines’ in studio with a string quartet

A deluxe edition of their self-titled album is set for release on August 28

Austin soul duo Black Pumas have announced a deluxe edition of their self titled album, which is set for release on August 28th. Black Pumas have shared a video of them performing “Confines” in the studio with a string quartet.

The new edition of the album is set to feature covers like the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby,” Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” Death’s “Politicians in My Eyes,” and Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Ain’t No Love in the Heart of the City,” in addition to live versions of some of the tracks from Black Pumas.

Today’s release, “Confines,” sees the duo performing alongside a string quartet. “The initial inspiration behind the message of ‘Confines’ comes from the true origin and meaning of the old school nursery rhyme ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat,'” Eric Burton explains in a statement. “It is a reminder to remain equanimous in life during trials and tribulations while also not being afraid to have dreams.”

Check out the video for “Confines” below.