Royal Southern Brotherhood return with a second album showcasing their wide range of musical influences
Fresh from a world tour and various solo projects, the Royal Southern Brotherhood is back, with an album designed to be turned up loud. Featuring an impressive fusion of genres, the tracks on the new album HEARTSOULBLOOD, skip seamlessly between funk and soul, to old blues and hard rock.
The record is a follow-up to their 2012 self-titled album, featuring Cyril Neville,
Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton.
They describe HEARTSOULBLOOD as ‘the record they really wanted to make’. It was constructed at the Louisiana-based Dockside Studios and it’s easy to visualise the group belting out the new tunes on the ban ks of the Vermilion Bayou.
The album opens with the driving blues/ rock number World Blues that will have you hooked from the first note. Stand-out tracks include She’s My Lady, which is reminiscent of an old-time soul classic, the harder rock sound of Ritual, the heart-breaking ballad Shoulda Known and the moving and thought-provoking TakesA Village.
These five musicians have had successful individual careers, working with some of the best in the business, and when they get together in the studio, an effortless magic takes over. They ventured into creating this album with a desire to ‘follow their guts’, have no limits and turf out the rule book.
With their joint skill and experience, the fusion works to produce a fascinating album.
The Royal Southern Brotherhood will touch down in the UK, appearing at festivals and shows, from June through to October.