If there’s any band playing a major role in propelling soul music forward today, it’s Durand Jones & The Indications. The group’s self-titled debut album released in 2016, recorded for less than $500, was a breakout success; subsequent touring has made them a household name for anyone who is a fan of the genre. Now the band is back with its highly anticipated sophomore album, American Love Call, out March 1 via Colemine Records/Dead Oceans.
The band dropped album details and lead single, “Don’t You Know,” just one day after announcing an extensive 2019 tour that will see the group travel all across the US after a brief European stint. The tracklist also indicates a more prominent role for drummer/vocalist Aaron Frazer, who is credited with a feature spot on half of the tracks, including “Don’t You Know.”
“Don’t You Know” is a pleading anthem of love, with Frazer and Jones trading lead vocals in an attempt to display their intentions. It’s an effortless tune that finds the band entirely in its groove. The smooth backing vocals and horns create a flawless backdrop for Frazer’s soaring falsetto and Jones’ rich baritone. As much as the band’s sound is rooted in classic ‘70s soul, it is equally tailored to today’s social and musical landscape.
You can stream “Don’t You Know” on all streaming platforms. You can pre-order American Love Call on LP from Colemine Records or CD/Deluxe LP from Secretly Store. You can catch Durand Jones & The Indications on tour in Europe in January and throughout the US in March/April. A full list of tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Horatio Baltz