The Alabama southern soul/Americana act returns after bursting onto the scenes in 2014. St. Paul & The Broken Bones made their name a couple of years ago when they released their debut album Half The City and garnered critical acclaim everywhere. Now they’re back with their sophomore album Sea of Noise, being released through their new label RECORDS. It’s a newly formed independent record label in partnership between Barry Weiss and SONGS Music Publishing, which is the home of acts such as The Weeknd, Lorde and Diplo. Sea of Noise is set to be released on September 9 and here’s what we can expect from it according to the press release:
The new album features the heart pounding infusion of old school R&B, soul, funk and rock that St. Paul & The Broken Bones have built their reputation on. Sea Of Noise documents a band going through an artistic evolution, elevating their sound to new heights. Many of the new songs are tied together by a common theme that serves as an overall commentary on society. The music displays new tones and sonic exploration that can be immediately heard in the opening track “Crumbling Light Posts, Pt. 1”, which serves as a three-part recurring premise throughout Sea Of Noise.
Led by lead singer Paul Janeway, St. Paul & The Broken Bones is made up of Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Al Gamble (keys), Andrew Lee (drums), Allen Bransetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Jason Mingledorff (sax). Here’s the cover art for Sea Noise:
When they released their previous album, Country Perspective wasn’t aware of them yet and therefore I never had a chance to review Half The City. I later came across the group and loved the album from the first listen. So if I did review it I would have given it a high grade and big recommendation because it is a great album. If you love soul and the Muscle Shoals sound, you need to hear it. There are lots of horns throughout and Janeway is a phenomenal vocalist who can do amazing things with his voice. So I’m looking forward to hearing what the band is bringing to the table with this sophomore release. We get a taste of what’s to come with an album trailer, which you can see below: