The SOUL TALK trio – Toby Baker, Ernie McKone and vocalist Gary B Poole – have been around for quite some time. We have fond memories of their lovely eponymous 2011 Expansion LP and since then other cuts have cut real mustard in the soul firmament. The three Londoners have worked on all kinds of other projects, of course. Most notable maybe are the Boogie Back productions alongside various high profile collaborations.

The good news is that the Soul Talk trio are set to release a lovely new single on July 2nd. The putative A side is a gorgeous, sophisticated soul groove, ‘Say What’s On Your Mind’. Gary’s never sounded so soulful and the Baker/McKone instrumentation and production is top class… a lovely tune.

The “other” side is a proper Weekender anthem! ‘Step Into The Light’ throws in every modern soul dance idiom and what comes out should keep dancers happy right through the summer.