London’s rising contemporary soul and funk artist Joel Culpepper shares the explosive double video to his latest songs “Return/W.A.R”, from his forthcoming debut album “Sgt Culpepper”. The concept is a “Jackie Brown meets Matrix” stylized visual from Joel Culpepper’s viewpoint. The song is a metaphor for a pressing force that is broaching all our lives and open to interpretation. Whether it’s BLM, Brexit, or Covid, we all feel a looming weight and finding our voices in how to express how we feel about it. The double single from his long-awaited forthcoming debut album sees South East London native Joel welcome us into his immersive and personal world in a bold and captivating way.
Watch below a video of Joel Culpepper new songs “Return/W.A.R.”, the last single from his forthcoming debut album “Sgt Culpepper”:
The first song “Return” was written by Joel with Redinho, who produced his 2019’s song “Sheriff”. “Return” is a revenge song about Karma, when the stakes are raised we see Joel’s meditative approach to payback. The driving beat with a compelling narrative Joel is flaunting, we hear in the hook conflicting feelings the wiser words from Joel’s mother “mama said let it go, let it go”.
“W.A.R” produced by Swindle takes on a more upbeat James Brown-esque style with vivid imagery to match. Addressing social and political undertones, as Joel details his frustration with the hostile environment towards marginalized groups, expressing that ‘enough is enough.’ W.A.R an acronym for Without Any Restraint.
Listen below to Joel Culpepper new songs “Return/W.A.R.”, the last single from his forthcoming debut album “Sgt Culpepper”:
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Jake Milliner - Juno
Andrew Ashong, Kaidi Tatham - Sankofa Song
JK Group - What's Real?
Greg Spero - Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Tiny Room Sessions)
Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman, Antonio Sanchez - Firenze
Joel McCullough - Shatter
Mark de Clive-Lowe, Andrea Lombardini, Tommaso Cappellato - Volta Ao Mundo
Ilhan Ersahin, Alp Ersonmez, Turgut Alp Bekoglu, Izzet Kizil - Hittities
Coma World - Cream Submarine
Rob Mazurek, Exploding Star Orchestra - Parable 3000 (We All Come from Somewhere Else)
Jahari Massamba Unit - La Closerie (Pour Prevost)
The Stance Brothers - On Top (Guitar & Flute)
Allysha Joy - Better - Radio Edit
Scrimshire, Omar, XANA, Faye Houston - Love Is Loving - Radio Edit
Ezra Collective, Jme, Swindle - Quest For Coin II
KOKOROKO - Baba Ayoola
Nubya Garcia - Source - Makaya McCraven Remix
Liam Bailey - Young In Love
Blend Mishkin, Sugahspank! - Yummy Man
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Call Your Mom