Group shot by Greta Parry
More soul heat coming out of Melbourne, Australia from Fulton Street and their debut 45 on Choi Records, “Young People”. A horn driven, socially conscious single that lead singer Shannon Wick penned about her struggles to find work post university, this anthem is a great introduction to the band and their present day soul sound. Reminiscent of early 70’s social struggle tunes, this siren belts out her frustration and a call to action for the younger generation all over the world. A mix of gritty soul and R & B, “Young People” has lyrics that hit home to many of the younger (and older) folk who struggle everyday to find work. We need more of this today, because although we have come far from the struggles of the late 60’s and early 70’s, the world has its own set of unique problems in 2016. Whether it’s the USA or Australia, you need to stand up and speak out. Well done on this debut 45. The B-side, “Problems and Pain”, picks up where the A left off, this time addressing the world and its various, worrisome problems. A groove to make your conscious body move, this mostly instrumental, belter is a dance floor filler through and through. Tight bass line, great percussion, horn stabs, and guitar driven parts propel this B into the spotlight before the music’s message from Wick is hammered home to the groove. Get this new seven inch, which is limited to 250 units at the link at the bottom of the feature. Check out both tracks on their bandcamp page below:
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