First Listen: Attack the Sound wants you to "Pick Up Your Phone"

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    (May 26, 2022) Formed in 2009, the Chicago-based eight-piece R&B band Attack the Sound has been turning up the volume on their interesting blend of funk, pop, blues and hip-hop, while performing live on WGN and Windy City Live. And now they are making great strides nationally with their latest single, the whimsy heartbreak-to-heartsaver uptempo jam “Pick Up Your Phone.”

    With snazzy live horns and Cee Lo Green retro soul, the song echoes the energy of 21st century doo-wop while depositing horn arrangements akin to their Chicago soul predecessors (Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire). Lead vocalist and band founder Davo Sounds puts away the shame of cosmic begging and pleads passionately for his lover’s return with every spin of the chorus (“And I don’t care what you’ve done/I don’t mind what they’ll say because I need your embrace/Please don’t make me wait”). 

    (May 26, 2022) Formed in 2009, the Chicago-based eight-piece R&B band Attack the Sound has been turning up the volume on their interesting blend of funk, pop, blues and hip-hop, while performing live on WGN and Windy City Live. And now they are making great strides nationally with their latest single, the whimsy heartbreak-to-heartsaver uptempo jam “Pick Up Your Phone.”

    With snazzy live horns and Cee Lo Green retro soul, the song echoes the energy of 21st century doo-wop while depositing horn arrangements akin to their Chicago soul predecessors (Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire). Lead vocalist and band founder Davo Sounds puts away the shame of cosmic begging and pleads passionately for his lover’s return with every spin of the chorus (“And I don’t care what you’ve done/I don’t mind what they’ll say because I need your embrace/Please don’t make me wait”). 

    Towards the end, the song thrusts into a fiery climax handled by Davo, sending off shockwaves of an Otis Redding meltdown. 

    But don’t let all the overwhelming adjectives fool you; the song — thanks to its bubbly tempo and groovy rhythm — is pretty playful, fun and upbeat. In a recent Attack the Sound press statement, the group writes: “While lyrically it may feel like a break-up song, the track’s message is really about the push and pull we experience in relationships. We’re all human and what draws us to one another is often unexplainable; however, we know when it’s time to put the past aside and instead, reach out for that loving embrace.” 

    Check out the new single from Attack the Sound and let us know if you’re “picking up” on  the vibes.

    By J Matthew Cobb

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