Thursday, June 10, 2021

Durand Jones & The Indications - "Love Will Work It Out"

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Durand Jones & The Indications have become our favorite neo-soul band and with good reason. Their songs are just consistently great. Even as they slightly play with their sound, the results are fantastic. Their latest single, "Love Will Work It Out," drops the disco we heard in "Witchoo" and brings back more of the classic soul. This time around, classic soul is more along the lines of 70's soul. The groove in "Love Will Work It Out" is front and center, even in front of both Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer. This is the kind of song that would make Barry White and Isaac Hayes proud.

In a press release, the band says of the new song:

“For months into the pandemic and the racial/political chaos that ensued, we found it hard to write. The biggest creative dry spell we'd experienced in a decade. The constant barrage of horrible news felt overwhelming, and songs just seemed inadequate in response to police murdering people in broad daylight. Songs felt inadequate in the face of a virus that decimated communities and kept us apart from our loved ones. We marched, protested, cried, wiped down our groceries, stopped wiping down our groceries, unplugged, breathed, replugged, reengaged. And when music finally flowed, the first song we wrote together was ‘Love Will Work It Out.’ Because conflict and confrontation require bravery, AND so does keeping the faith in the goodness of one another. It's a big part of what so many people are fighting for- the benefit of the doubt, the ability to be seen as whole, the space to love and trust. It’s been a tough year, but we’ve come out the other side steady and hopeful.”

You can watch the video for "Love Will Work It Out" below. Private Space is due out July 30 on Dead Oceans in association with Colemine Records. You can pre-order the album 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
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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