For Immediate Release
February 6, 2002
Soulive announces "Next" Pre-order and Contest
Next is a largely collaborative affair. Self-produced, it features appearances from artists as diverse as hip-hop trailblazers like Black Thought of The Roots and Talib Kweli, the angelic soul songstress Amel Larrieux, and new friend Dave Matthews as well as the addition to the band of Sam Kininger on alto saxophone.
This is Soulive's first modern record. While the band's organic live essence still exists, the sounds and compositions on Next are very much those of a band trying to create something new. Earlier comparisons to Jimmy Smith no longer apply. Now we hear the collective influences of four musicians. Angular funk meets modern R&B. Slow plaintive ballads meet banging hip-hop beats and rhymes. It may be soulful and jazzy, but it's not soul jazz.
Pre-order now and be automatically entered into the Soulive Pre-order contest and given the chance to win some fantastic prizes! One Grand Prize winner will receive a pair of tickets, including "meet and greet" passes to the Soulive concert of your choice, and a high-end Plextor CD burner to support your concert sharing fetish. One runner-up will receive a Plextor CD burner and a drumhead autographed by Soulive. Five second runners-up will receive a drumhead autographed by Soulive.