First Listen: Gregory Porter previews upcoming album with "Dry Bones"

(October 1, 2021) Is there any artist in the past decade who has risen through the soul and jazz worlds like Gregory Porter? The masterful baritone has shown himself to be an all-time classic vocalist and an insightful songwriter who combines elements of jazz, R&B and more than a touch of church in his truly unique sound.

Mr. Porter charmed us last year with All Rise, a pandemic-era album that found him expanding his sound and delivering one of his most memorable packages. And the churchy call-and-response vibe from that album's hit single "Revival" is captured again with his brand new song, "Dry Bones," another collaboration with songwriter/producer Troy Miller (Diana Ross, Rag’n’Bone Man, Emeli Sandé).

"Dry Bones" again touches on the concept of rising above the common through the power of the Spirit, and it will no doubt get SoulTrackers clapping and dancing across the room.

(October 1, 2021) Is there any artist in the past decade who has risen through the soul and jazz worlds like Gregory Porter? The masterful baritone has shown himself to be an all-time classic vocalist and an insightful songwriter who combines elements of jazz, R&B and more than a touch of church in his truly unique sound.

Mr. Porter charmed us last year with All Rise, a pandemic-era album that found him expanding his sound and delivering one of his most memorable packages. And the churchy call-and-response vibe from that album's hit single "Revival" is captured again with his brand new song, "Dry Bones," another collaboration with songwriter/producer Troy Miller (Diana Ross, Rag’n’Bone Man, Emeli Sandé).

"Dry Bones" again touches on the concept of rising above the common through the power of the Spirit, and it will no doubt get SoulTrackers clapping and dancing across the room.

The song is the first single from Porter's upcoming Still Rising collection, a 34-track collection of many of his past favorites, some remixes, and five new songs -- a perfect addition to the holiday slate of releases.

Check out "Dry Bones" below, and welcome the incomparable Gregory Porter back to SoulTracks.

By Chris Rizik

Gregory Porter - "Dry Bones"

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The track listing for Still Rising is as follows: 

CD 1

01 - Hey Laura

02 - Liquid Spirit

03 - Revival

04 - Illusion

05 - 1960 What?

06 - L.O.V.E

07 - Holding On

08 - Concorde

09 - If Love Is Overrated

10 - I Will

11 - Real Good Hands

12 - My Babe

13 - Bad Girl Love

14 - No Love Dying

15 - Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?

16 - Dry Bones

17- Love Runs Deeper

18 - It’s Probably Me

 

CD2

01 - Natural Blues (with Moby & Amythyst Kiah)

02 - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (with Jamie Cullum)

03 - Raining in My Heart (with Buddy Holly)

04 - People Will Say We’re in Love (with Ella Fitzgerald)

05 - GrandMas’ Hands (with Ben L’Oncle Soul)

06 - Christmas Prayer (with Paloma Faith)

07 - Insanity (with Lalah Hathaway)

08 - Make Someone Happy (with Jeff Goldblum)

09 - Fly Me To The Moon (with Julie London)

10 - Satiated (with Dianne Reeves)

11 - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (with Renée Fleming)

12 - The Girl From Ipanema (with Nat King Cole)

13 - Water Under Bridges (with Laura Mvula)

14- Right Where you are (with Lizz Wright)

15 - Heart and Soul - (with Yo-Yo Ma & The Silkroad Ensemble, Lisa Fischer)

16 - Making Love (with Trijntje Oosterhuis)

 

 

 

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