Watch List: Feel The Funk'n'Soul With Grace Love & the True Loves
When the musical mood strikes, Seattle's Grace Love & the True Loves dare you - that's right, they dare you not find yourself possessed by the irresistible urge to forget all of your daily worries, shed your inhibitions and get up and dance the night away. Euphorically vivacious, ebulliently groovy and overflowing with the most infectiously addictive funk, r&b and soul vibe imaginable, they embody the timeless essence of classic funk/soul with the kind of joyous, unrestrained energy and passion that will simply sweep up all who listen.
And, at other times, they can slow things down, look inward, and speak to your soul with a studied empathy and thoughtful sensitivity about life, love and heartbreak. With their gentle, sweetly ruminative melodies, tender grooves and a warmly soulful embrace, they prove just as capable of soothing the weariest of souls as they are capable of getting the adrenaline pumping with their pulsing funk'n'soul exuberance.
Leading from the front is Grace Love and the richly majestic tone of her soulfully resonant voice: part gospel fire, part torch singer's emotion and part groovy chanteuse, the color, shades and textures of her voice are delivered with a resoundingly inimitable assurance, composure, maturity. Backed by the True Loves' funky licks, driving grooves, bold percussion and the punchy effervescence of the horn section's trumpet, sax and trombone, Grace Love & True Loves pack the kind of hip shakin', soul-soothing punch that will satisfy both the funk in your feet and the passion in your heart.
With their self-titled album having made several best of 2015 lists, including the KEXP fan-voted 'Top Albums of 2015', you can now fully embrace their throwback, retro-soul goodness with the just released vinyl version of the album, as well as enjoying their live session shown here courtesy of Band In Seattle.