[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Soul Rebels[/lastfm] return with their new record Unlock Your Mind, carrying the same energy and unparalleled funky freshness that’s never complete without some traditional New Orleans second line parade rhythms to spice up the formula even more.
Originally formed from an idea that they wanted to play the new, exciting music they were hearing on the radio while respecting the tradition they loved, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Soul Rebels[/lastfm] have enjoyed a successful career in which they’ve consistently found ways to reinvent themselves and bring fans great music with each release. Their latest effort, Unlock Your Mind, follows that trend offering a fresh set of songs that are instrumentally brilliant and lyrically enticing.
After hearing the record through, it’s no wonder why the band has been hailed as “the missing link between [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Public Enemy[/lastfm] & [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Louie Armstrong[/lastfm]. Particular standout moments are found on tracks like I Made It, which features not only a stellar lyrically grabbing hip-hop style verse, but also an explosive fuse of funk and blues behind it that could have been written 40 years ago. However, the difference is that the songs have a certain sense of modernity to them that make them relevant for today; a clear credit to the bands constantly growing songwriting skills.
Click play below to see the band perform Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This, the second track from Unlock Your Mind:
The track listing for Unlock Your Mind is as follows:
- Sweet Dreams Are Made of This
- Turn It Up
- My Time
- Unlock Your Mind
- We Gon’ Take Your Body
- Night People
- I’m So Confused
- Say Na Hey
- I Made It
- Living For the City
- Let Your Mind Be Free