It’s been a minute since we caught up with Ric Wilson. The rising Chicago star proved to be one of his city’s most slept-on young talents last year with the release of his The Sun Was Out EP, anchored by the infectious and buoyant “You Need Me” and the poignant “Lost Soul.” Today, as he readies the release of his Soul Bounce project for later this summer, Wilson has treated us to the album’s piano-laced title-track, a lead-off like no other.
“Soul Bounce” — produced by 3Lo, assisted by guitarist Austin Peters — has all the makings of a certified club cut (relentless synth bass licks, driving drums and claps,) yet it’s underscored by distinctively conscious themes, which fairs well for the young activist, inspiring real substantive change via dance-floor anthems. There’s no precise date on the arrival of Ric Wilson’s new project just yet, but “Soul Bounce” should certainly hold you over until then. Whether on the rooftop or in the park, the good-footing is strong with this one. Hear his latest offering down below and hold tight for the next transmission. You simply won’t want to miss it.