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Pressure

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
16-08-2019
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Barcode:
644216181247
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
JR19CD
Pressure
Pressure

Description

"This band is therapy for me to bring myself back to being a better person, and I hope people come along with me," says powerhouse singer Clinton Clegg of The Commonheart. The testimonial begins on August 16th when the 9-piece band issues its most potent and purposeful dose of grittily redemptive rock n' soul, its sophomore album, Pressure (Jullian Records). Clinton didn't grow up in a Baptist church, and his soul machine of a band isn't pushing religion. Live and in the studio, the Pittsburgh-based collective is offering feel-good positivity, Golden Rule messaging, and sweat-soaked performances that nimbly ease through blues, vintage soul, and rock.The nonet is bonded by familial-like ties and a desire to foster spiritual uplift. Among its ranks are female backup singers, drums, bass, guitar, a horn section, and keyboards. Out front is Clinton, a lightning bolt charismatic front man with dynamically expressive pipes that effortlessly traverse bluesy pleading, and honeyed balladeering. Onstage and in the studio, Clinton evokes B.B. King, Al Green, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. The Commonheart is known to have transformative powers. Case in point is the band's own singer. During one gig, while singing "Do Right" from Pressure, Clinton experienced a revelation. "Seeing the audience's reaction to the positivity in that song made me feel like I was giving them something they may need." He pauses thoughtfully, and then continues: "You know blues music is sad as hell, but it makes you feel good. I thought maybe my bad stories could make people feel good, and I could bring a little bit of love to the show." Previously, Clinton was in an eclectic indie band searching for some semblance of artistic focus. He had grown up loving B.B. King and soul music, and recognized the strength of his raspy emotive voice. After some soul searching, he and that band's drummer decided to do a back-to-basics band centered around Clinton's singing and a vintage R&B-informed aesthetic. At first the band's name was a casual variant

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Show Me To The Light
  3. Wait
  4. Pressure
  5. Nobody's Listening
  6. Memory
  7. Do Right
  8. Can't Forget You
  9. Best Hold On
  10. Different Man
  11. Mind Made Up
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