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Song of the Day: The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – The Other Side

San Diego's instrumental soul band The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble released a new instrumental soul/funk/jazz single The Other Side, ahead of the band's forthcoming fourth studio album Step Down.

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are definitely on a roll coming off of their third LP, Build Bridges, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Chart.  Their new and fourth LP, Step Down, is a direct reflection of the heavy times they were written and recorded in.  Covid-19, two Presidential impeachment trials, the George Floyd murder and resulting social unrest, a seditious attempt to subvert the democratic process at The Capitol…

With titles like Step Down, The Other Side, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble uses their music to beautifully paint a picture of societal woes, but also points toward the solution and a better world.  Heavy Cinematic Soul, spiritual Jazz-Funk, upbeat Afro-Funk, and deeply introspective rare-groove cuts lace this ten-track transmission vessel.  SFSE is deeply defined by the sum of their influences, but always have their eye focused beyond the horizon as well.

Listen to The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble new single The Other Side, from the band's forthcoming new album Step Down:

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern-day, including Quincy Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Mulatu Astatke, Isaac Hayes, and The Poets of Rhythm.

 

Watch below The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble new single The Other Side, from the band's forthcoming new album Step Down:

Other wicked songs and projects worth checking this week:

 

Tigran Hamasyan - De-Dah

Alison Shearer - Cycles

Ilhan Ersahin, Dave Harrington, Kenny Wollesen - Even As You Smile

Fergus McCreadie - Law Hill

Trish Clowes - A View with a Room

Richard Spaven - Hoodie Beats

Rebecca Vasmant, Nadya Albertsson - Broken Biscuits

Aver - All The Birds

Fatima, Joe Armon-Jones - #1

Jimetta Rose - Black Light

Oliver James - One And Only

Juanita Euka - Mboka Moko

Tanika Charles, DijahSB - Different Morning

Kerbside Collection - Metalúrgica

Hackney Colliery Band - Flood

Trombone Shorty - Come Back - Radio Edit

The Jazz Defenders, Doc Brown - Perfectly Imperfect

Stro Elliot, James Brown - The Big Purple Donut

SHY FX, Liam Bailey - Come Around Slowly

Groundation - Human Race

 

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