The Soul Motivators – Do The Damn Thing

Labels:Selective Hearing
Number of Tracks:11
Total Time:00:45:08
From the Album:Do The Damn Thing
Formats:College,Non-Commercial,NPR,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jan 15 2020 11:00:00 EST


Recommended If You Like: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Lee Fields, The Bamboos

Focus Tracks: "Modern Superwoman", "Do The Damn Thing", "Drag and Drop"

Dirty Tracks: None

Following up on their explosive and critically acclaimed debut album Free To Believe (2015), Canada’s premier deep funk outfit The Soul Motivators are back with their sophomore album Do The Damn Thing. The 9-track album delivers a heavy dose of the band’s signature funk sound, incorporating the soulful sensibilities of lead vocalist Shahi Teruko, who has been performing and touring with the band for the past two years and makes her recorded debut here.

“Do the damn thing! is a phrase we used during rehearsals to get us back on track when we started to overcomplicate things. Is it funky? Is it soulful? Then just do the damn thing!” This no-nonsense approach has resulted in a cohesive and focused straight-up funk record.

From the high-octane Mindblastin and All The Way To The Bank to the moody Black Rhino and the car-chase MSFBs-inspired Savalas, which shows off the Motivators’ instrumental grooves, Do The Damn Thing is guaranteed to appeal to the most discerning funk fans.

The band continues to broaden their definition of soul music from a spiritual, political and social standpoint, as evidenced by the album’s most poignant and introspective moment, Modern Superwoman, featuring lyrics penned by Teruko.

“Modern Superwoman is an anthem for women, specifically the women who are out there raising families on their own, working around the clock and living life on their own terms without excuses,” she says. “There is no force in the world more powerful than that of a mother and this song is a celebration of those women.”

The Soul Motivators have toured tirelessly in their hometown of Toronto and across the country. Their diverse crowd always turns out for their propulsive live show, and their mandate has always been the same: inclusivity, community, togetherness and getting down on the dancefloor.

Do The Damn Thing was recorded by longtime collaborator John Dinsmore (Bahamas, Timber Timbre) at Lincoln County Social Club in Toronto, and mixed by Jason Jaknunas (The Souljazz Orchestra) at Metropolitan Studios.

Radio Contact: Justin Lanoue, Selective Hearing, ******@**************.**

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