Brand New Heavies - 'Forward' World Premiere [LP Stream]
The Brand New Heavies mark their momentous return with Forward, their first studio album since the 2006 LP Get Used To It. The project - scheduled to drop on May 21st - is lead by the single "Sunlight" and a massive amount of anticipation from fans who have been longing for a renaissance of the soul revival cemented by the acid jazz pioneers during 90s. With Forward, the Brand New Heavies mark a return to their signature sound, despite a changing of the guard that finds Dawn Joseph taking over lead vocals for N'Dea Davenport - the powerhouse songstress some consider the voice of the 'Heavies. Though she has reportedly relinquished the captain's chair, Davenport does appear on a few tracks while Joseph commences to putting her foot in the remaining joints. The group recently explained their evolution in an exclusive interview with Okayplayer. The project is a testament to their talent as world class musicians and purveyors of funk in all forms. Singer/songwriter, drummer, producer and keyboardist Jan Kincaid, guitarist Simon Bartholomew and bassist Andrew Levy mark their triumphant return with airtight musicianship in an ode to the disco era packed with horns, strings and a heavy dose of hardcore soul. This is a world premiere. Stream the Brand New Heavies forthcoming LP Forward below. Scroll down to read our exclusive interview. Pre-Order Forward via iTunes.