Tortured Soul get down to business on their groovy new album Take The Day Off — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Productivity is certainly the key to morale; however, sometimes you have to press pause and live out a fantasy. Much of this album is dedicated to the idea of playing hooky — and it’s much more fun to play hooky with a partner in crime than to go it alone. Let Tortured Soul be your bad influence. Let it be their fault that you decide to shirk your responsibilities for a bit. No judgment — Tortured Soul advocate guilt-free hedonism for a day. Even two.
That being said, descending too far into the depths of hedonism has its consequences. It can make you emotionally weak, cause unnecessary anguish, and make you fixate on a reality that doesn’t actually exist, so beware of spiraling out of control. Keep your wits about you, and a day off could do magic for your soul. And guess what? Taking a chance and taking that day off with us might just be a springboard for an exciting new relationship! Or a new chapter in a long-standing one. Champagne anyone?
Tortured Soul are 100% live modern, deep, soulful, house music freed from the DJ booth. They boast a catalog that has earned more than one million streams. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave, and Kool & The Gang, Tortured Soul are a collective of international musicians united under a groove-centered rhythm. Recording and playing since the early 2000s, Tortured Soul have found a global audience and performed in Lesotho, the U.K., Germany, Spain, Lithuania and Estonia, among others. Their catalog includes collaborations with international DJs and producers including Black Coffee, Ralf Gum, Atjazz, Fka Mash, Osunlade and Quentin Harris.
Frontman and songwriter John-Christian Urich leads the group while simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery. Partial to the roots of house music, Tortured Soul’s sound is reminiscent of neo-soul groups like Jamiroquai or Brand New Heavies, while also being influenced by the contemporary freshness of house purveyors like Dave Lee and Louie Vega, and nu-disco artists like Soul Clap and Purple Disco Machine.