Not everyone who has heard the music of Durand Jones & the Indications realizes that the band has two lead singers. Aaron Frazer has always been the falsetto counter balance in the soulful group. However with a new single “Bad News” produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Frazer sets out to prove he can do just as well on his own. The song is a soulful bop that’s hard to ignore while the video is just as groovy.
Between the drums and the piano that get the song started, and upright bass and various wind instruments mesh with an organ and a funky guitar. Frazer’s falsetto echoes the likes of seventies funky soul while the music reminds you of Curtis Mayfield without lifting a note. There’s a lot of past in the track, yet it’s its own thing. The video features a woman dancing along to the soulful pop track and sets a themes for what you’re hearing.
The video is viewable above or on YouTube. The single can be heard in all streaming spaces or purchased digitally via Dead Oceans/Easy Eye Sound.
Image Credits: Photo by Alysse Gafkjen.