Out tomorrow is the new single from Saskatoon based vbnd alongside The Soulmate Collective called ‘Slowly Starting To Take Form’. It’s from his forthcoming ‘Scum Funk’ album, which is out later in the year via London label DeepMatter, and we’re delighted to premiere it on Backseat Mafia this morning.
After racking up 10 million streams across DSPs following his debut long player, 2018s ‘Daughter of the Sun’, this new collaboration with The Soulmate Collective, consisting of Katie Tupper (Vocals), Connor Newton (Saxophone), Jesse Mcmillan (Drums) & Ayden Draude (Keys) sees vbnd continue down his glorious funk/soul rabbit hole.
Of the new track vocalist Katie Tupper says, “I think I was over writing only love songs and moved into a place in writing where I wanted to talk about other things. And this was kinda that first time I did that, and I just wrote how I was feeling that year, compared to the year before. I had really put in some hours working on myself and moving myself into a direction I wanted to head (with music and relationships) and at the time that I wrote it, I was finally starting to feel the effects of working on myself and it was cool”
Devon, aka vbnd continues “This track was an effort to create something super groovy, yet different from anything from daughter of the sun. something a little more funk with some more stank than the grooves of my previous project (DotS).”
Right from the off, ‘Slowly Starting to Take Form’ steps into this gloriously laid back groove, with the organ and backing harmonies luxuriating under Katie Tuppers soulful vocals while the synth just pokes a stick at it, with this playful hook. Elsewhere, vbnd’s bass prods while the drums drive it forward.
If you can even begin to resist it, you’re make of stronger stuff than us.