Back in 2004 THE SOULNATURALS (brain child of TONY CANNAM) issued the acclaimed ‘Sweet Communication’ long player. Since then, CANNAM’S been busy with a number of other projects but for the past few months he’s been working with a new SOULNATURALS incarnation and there’s a new album on the way next year.
The LP will be heralded by a succession of singles – the first of which becomes available on November 26th. It’s a broody, psychedelic-tinged slab of dance floor action called ‘Rise Brother Rise’. Vocalist on the cut is Milton Keynes’s LOTUS D (fresh from headlining touring productions of ‘Dream Girls’ and ‘The Magic Of Motown’). She delivers the song with just the right amount of smoky atmospherics to offset the gospel-flavoured chorus led by CHANTELLE NANDI.
The cut has a real organic feel to it – hardly surprising since it was recorded on analogue equipment salvaged from the original Motown Studio B.