- Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics Releases New Album “State of All Things”
- Back in April, Atlanta-based R&B band Ruby Velle & The Soulphonic released the sophomore album “State of All Things” for the first time in six years.
The album was preceded by three singles “Broken Woman”, “Call Out My Name” and the title track “State of All Things”.
The new album comprises of 11-track, and '60s-'70s style R&B sound with a full horn section. Especially, "Love Less Blind" reminds us of Adele.
The band guitarist Scott Clayton said of the album;
“Most bands like ours tend to hold onto that soul-revue formula—black suits with skinny ties, side steppin’ to the groove, gimmicky segues. We’re moving into more modern elements of rock and pop through the lens of soul and classic R&B.”
Lead vocals Ruby Velle added;
“That’s the next evolution for the band—to separate ourselves from the soul-revivalist set. We’re bringing new things to the table while still being soulful and authentic. We package it by drawing from my own eclectic tastes, and from the band members’ diverse backgrounds. It helps set our songs apart. You might not expect it, but a lot of my affinity for singing comes from Paul Simon. I want to be a story-teller with my singing. I’m not afraid to bring a folk mentality into the soul genre. We set ourselves apart with our lyrics and our unerring stance for positivity. We want to be a pillar of the soul genre, not just a representation of what it once was.”
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonic was formed by Spencer Garn (keys), Scott Clayton (guitar) and Ruby Velle (vocals, lyricist/writer) in 2006.
The band released a debut album "It's About Time" in 2012.
The band kicked off North American tour in support of the new album at the Reeves on June 8th. The tour will conclude at Sellersville Theatre 1894 on September 9th.
Learn more about tour dates, click here.
- source : LIBRO MUSICA