Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Durand Jones & The Indications - "The Way That I Do"

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

If the previous singles from Durand Jones & The Indications revealed the neo-soul titans dabbling in disco, "The Way That I Do" leaps headfirst into the genre. "The Way That I Do" is a straight up disco jam. The song may be laced in old school soul, but it's fully a dance song that sounds like it could be from the late 1970's. It features Aaron Frazer's falsetto over some of the smoothest music (including strings) we've heard in decades. I think we're all well past the whole "Disco Sucks" thing, and if you're not, you're going to miss out on songs as fantastic as this one.

In a press release, Aaron Frazer says of the song:

“Whether on tour or spinning records, over the years we realized how much we love making people dance. When the first notes hit or the needle drops and the whole crowd lights up, that's a feeling we held onto all through 2020. And that's what we're bringing on 'The Way That I Do.' It's a run-to-the-dancefloor song for that special person who gets you shook, makes you wanna do more and be your best self. But it's also for everyone who's missed just getting together and movin' their ass! See y'all soon!”

You can watch the video for "The Way That I Do" below. Private Space is due out July 30 on Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records. You can pre-order/pre-save a copy here. For more on Durand Jones & The Indications, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Sat. Sep. 4 - Hershey, PA @ Harrisburg University At The Englewood
Sun. Sep. 5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
Tue. Sept. 7 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ 79.5
Wed. Sep. 8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ 79.5
Fri. Sept. 10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/ 79.5
Sat. Sept. 11 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club w/ 79.5
Mon. Sept. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre w/ 79.5
Tue. Sept. 14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line w/ 79.5
Thu. Sept. 16 - Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ 79.5
Fri. Sept. 17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room w/ 79.5
Mon. Sept. 20 - San Diego, CA @ Soma w/ 79.5
Mon. Sep. 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium w/ 79.5
Wed. Sept. 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium w/ 79.5
Thu. Sep. 23 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/ My Morning Jacket
Fri. Sept. 24 - Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Fest
Sat. Sep. 25 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley w/ My Morning Jacket
Tue. Sep. 28 - Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield w/ My Morning Jacket
Wed. Sep. 29 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Pavilion at Riverfront w/ My Morning Jacket
Fri. Oct. 1 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater w/ My Morning Jacket
Sat. Oct. 2 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater w/ My Morning Jacket
Sun. Oct. 3 - Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Ampitheater w/ My Morning Jacket
Fri. Oct. 8 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival
Thu. Oct. 28 - Sun. Oct. 31 - Live Oak, FL @ Suwanee Hulaween
Sun. May 22, 2022 - Monterey, CA @ California Roots Festival

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