World Premiere: Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics wow on "Love Less Blind"

(March 5, 2019) In 2012, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics took iTunes by storm with their single, "My Dear," and full-length, About Time. Blending R&B and soul with a retro sweetness, this Atlanta based ensemble does not mind one bit straying from the center of what is currently dropping on the charts as hot. In fact, Velle and company received the glorious honor as being the "Best new album that's not hip-hop" for 2018 by Atlanta Magazine. Since they came on the scene, Velle & The Soulphonics have shared gigs with Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Temptations and Erykah Badu.  Eventually, a half-dozen years removed from About Time, Velle & the Soulphonics self-released their sophomore effort, State of All Things, in early 2018.

(March 5, 2019) In 2012, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics took iTunes by storm with their single, "My Dear," and full-length, About Time. Blending R&B and soul with a retro sweetness, this Atlanta based ensemble does not mind one bit straying from the center of what is currently dropping on the charts as hot. In fact, Velle and company received the glorious honor as being the "Best new album that's not hip-hop" for 2018 by Atlanta Magazine. Since they came on the scene, Velle & The Soulphonics have shared gigs with Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Temptations and Erykah Badu.  Eventually, a half-dozen years removed from About Time, Velle & the Soulphonics self-released their sophomore effort, State of All Things, in early 2018.

Now for a World Premiere First Listen focus, one of the tracks off About Time, "Love Less Blind," is revisited with an updated arrangement that kicks in those in-the-pocket Motown grooves. But where the song takes flight is through Velle’s intricate vocals that shift between silky and strong. And despite an engaging musical soundtrack, the story line zeroes in on a tremendously tense love relationship falling apart at the seams: “The string around her finger winds/Tighter like the hands of time/Deep down she knows it will/All unravel one day hey hey hey.”  All in all, Velle & The Soulphonics play it incredibly smart by providing a fresh musical perspective to "Love Less Blind," which is sincerely worthy of a First Listen. Check it out.

By Peggy Oliver

World Premiere!
Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics
"Love Less Blind"

 
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