Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics bring it home with Broken Woman
Atlanta’s Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics are bringing a deep funky, stax style, that is deep fried in Southern soul with their new single, “Broken Woman.” Mastering the vibe of the old-school masters while still putting their own unique twist on the music that revivals the period piece. The single is to support pre-orders of their new album, State of All Things. Available exclusively on PLEDGEMUSIC. Their sophomore album, will release in the spring of 2018.
Lead singer, Ruby Velle’s inviting and accessible bravado fronts the band, the single is chalked-full of groove and soul. The independent, DIY-minded Velle and the Soulphonics have sold over a quarter-million downloads of their single “My Dear” on iTunes, landing them in the Top 30 on Billboard’s Heatseeker charts and at a stunning #4 on the iTunes R&B charts with their debut album, It’s About Time, which was released in 2012. With the old school sound of “Broken Woman,” the band will certainly continue to build upon their successes.
Our Favorite Single
We like the single, “Broken Woman” because, Velle is a powerhouse singer, her style fits like a glove between the heavy two and four drum beats, repeating guitar figure and the buoyant bassline. The chorus takes the music up a level, with a cool syncopated guitar and bass line. The instrumental interlude is stunningly retro! The song form is enjoyable, with multiple sections and feels, but most importantly, it makes you want to move! We really like the cadenza figure, strong and ends the track with a fitting exclamation mark!
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics bring the classic sounds of the 60s into R&B focus with this single. Taking the retro 60s R&B to a new level with great instrument parts, subtle horns and background vocals and a catchy melody. Velle has a robust voice and a smooth delivery, we can’t wait until spring for the drop of State of All Things.
Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics
December 1, 2017