Artist: Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators (ft Jimi Tenor)
Album: Tortured Soul
Release Date: February 10, 2013
Label: Timmion Records
Genre: Funk / Soul / Revival
Format: mp3, Quality: CBR 320 kbps
The shining stars of contemporary soul music, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators re-emerge in early 2013 with their much anticipated album “Tortured Soul” on the Timmion Records label. The new album presents a new personal sound for the group, which became known around the world in 2005 with their debut album “Keep Reachin’ Up”.
With their debut album “Keep Reachin’ Up” the Brooklyn born singer and Finland’s finest funk outfit drew praise from the media and audiences around the globe. The first single “If This Ain’t Love” became a dance floor hit from New York clubs to UK’s northern soul circles. The second hit single “Feeling Free” was chosen as the Track Of The Year by the renowed music connoisseur Gilles Peterson in his Worldwide Awards in 2006. “Keep Reachin’ Up” was also listed among Urban Albums Of The Year by Mojo magazine. The album was licensed to France, Benelux, Italy, UK, Japan, and the United States & Canada.
Naturally, this sophomore album has all the qualities that made their cardinal album a worldwide smash: the raw production techniques of Didier Selin, Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators’ unique songwriting and self-styled musicianship, and the sultry stylings of the Pekka Kuusisto’s string arrangements. Several tracks also feature horn arrangements and playing by the multi-talented jazz musician, Jimi Tenor. An equally new turn, is the dusky sound of these wild ones, which could be compared to the era when Motown stepped from their 1960’s pop sound more towards progressive times.
1. Light Years Ahead
2. Break Free (Shake A Tail Feather)
3. On The East Side
4. Best Days Of Our Lives
5. Time To Get Business Straight
6. Delete My Number
7. I’ll Just Sit And Daydream
8. Tell Me When (We Can Start Our Love Thing Once Again)
9. It’s All Because Of You
10. Now I Can Fly
11. You Got Me Moonwalking
Download: Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators – Tortured Soul (2013)