Friday 22 November 2019

'Runnin (To Get To Your Love)' by Bobby Harden & The Soulful Saints

'Runnin (To Get To Your Love)' is the brand new single from seasoned vocalist Bobby Harden as he finds himself a new label home on Brooklyn's Dala Records.

A life in music has long defined Bobby Harden - having toured the world as a vocalist for various groups including The Uptown Horns and Original Blues Brothers Band, as well as having performed with heavyweight names like Solomon Burke and Ben E. King, the New York-based vocalist continues his unwavering passion for his craft by ushering in the beginning of an exciting new era.

Dala – and its founder Billy Aukstik – have developed a real art form of sorts for scouting diverse and versatile talent that are always a perfect fit for the label's authentic, soulful aesthetic and captured through their distinct analog sound.  Whether it be the "folky soul" of Georgia Lee Johnson, the Northern Soul of Camellia Hartman and Mel & Kim, or this exciting new single from Bobby Harden.

The current single is very much a family affair for Team Dala: as well as 'Runnin' being co-written and produced by Aukstik, to further root the music deeper into their signature analog sound, the song also features backing by the label's house band, The Soulful Saints.  But there's also the added bonus of violin by Dala label-mate Camellia Hartman - also famed for her singles 'Return The favor' and 'Breathing Hard (Over You)' - and trombonist Ray Mason who features as a member of Antibalas as well as boasting his own Dala Records singles 'Back When' and 'No Clue' in 2018.

The Soulful Saints are a group of versatile and accomplished musicians who can boast collaborations with Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, Charles Bradley and Mark Ronson, and as well as providing the musical soundscapes for several Dala projects as well as their own 'Hit and Run' and 'Butterfield East' singles available for purchase as well.  For 'Runnin', The Saints provide a high-energy and Northern Soul-inspired backdrop for Harden's passionate delivery hopefully opening the door for more releases under the Dala banner.

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