Making Up and Breaking Up

Album: Give the People What They Want (2014)


  • This song was written by Bosco Mann, who is the bass player, primary songwriter and producer of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Jones recalled to Relix magazine: "When I got to the studio, all the guys in the band were like, 'Sharon, you're gonna like this song.' But when you hear somebody singing something and there's no music you have no idea what they're singing. All the guys in the band were singing, 'Making up and breaking and making and breaking up all over again...' I was like, 'What the hell are you all singing?' And then they told me, 'When you hear it, you'll know what we're talking about; it's going to be beautiful.' And it is such a pretty song. When I was thinking about how to get into this song, I thought about the late-'60s/'70s feel, when I was coming up at that age. I wanted to make the song sound like that."


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