House of Spirituals Make "Everyday" Feel Like the Good Old Days
Sumptuously soulful sounds splice emotion and groove to a common chord in House of Spirituals' new song "Everyday".
Retro tones collide with synth-laden lounge rhythm, uniting in rebellious reverie.
We've picked the band's brains for more on their mellow music, so read up on "Everyday" and all the band's juicy bits below.
Time tells a tale.
Your yarn is spun. Spinning, you spell it out.
This time of yours has come.
"I wouldn't have it any other way and there's no place I'd rather be."
House of Spirituals spread the love through musical fusion of the erstwhile, enticing, and the contemporary, familiar.
What's the story behind your band's name?
Our band name came from our love of the field recordings of the chain gangs in the Deep South of America. These songs went on to become known as spirituals, we found this music to be so honest and raw, these guys really were singing just to make it through the extreme situation they had ended up in.
They are swinging axes and hammers in time with each other, doing hard labour but creating something so powerful and soulful it made us think again about music.
Bossa Nova rhythm rocks and sways in sonic sunlight throughout this track. Spirit runs hot in vocals, broiling warm with spectral color, as claps and shakers shift like sand swept by sea.
In every chord strummed, a heart-stricken soul is set at ease. In every horn fill, a flood of good times, forgotten, find their way back to the present. Far-flung falsettos frisk the mix's periphery, pulling us higher, to sky.
What influences are behind your singular sound?
we are influenced by our love of vintage soul and the chain gang honesty meeting this century’s electronica to see if the ghosts of the past and the visions of the future can create a unity of soul. We try to make Charles Bradley and The Knife perform on the same tune in our minds, but we are still trying...
In three words, how would you describe your music?
Electronic Soul Food
House of Spirituals speak easy on a heart, harangued and hesitant. Love dawdles in this tune's details, combining sounds with such subtlety that the harmony's strength seems surprising.
Like gospel-pop through an overdriven talkbox, "Everyday" is praise ignited and prayer in flux.
If you could perform anywhere, where would it be?
In the church of a spaceship
What advice could you give to novice musicians when it comes to making music like your own?
We are novice musicians so our advice would be to buy a couple analogue synths some Casio keyboards, an electric surf guitar and start making happy accidents til something sounds like it means something to you.
Strong Motown parallels push through to the surface in "Everyday," but a spiritual tie to deeper meaning moves in the undercurrent. The effect overall is that of enlivened enlightenment, moody with musicality as memorable as it is timeless.
House of Spirituals have made a marvelously moving tune in "Everyday". Press play and stay a while to experience it.
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