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Durand Jones & The Indications – “Morning In America”

This vibrant quintet met as students at Indiana University in Bloomington back in 2012 and drips of late 60s/early 70s soul. Influenced by the likes of Jackie Wilson, Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions, they mash gospel, R&B and pop together with their strings-infused, vintage soul sound. They released their self-titled debut album in 2016, which was recorded for $452.11 and a case of beer.

The first tasty morsel of their upcoming sophomore album “American Love Call”, which is to be released on March 1st, shines a light on life in modern-day America, through their old-soul sound. The laid-back groove of the rhythmic drums, mellowed strings and a touch of brass envelope Durand’s passionate, soul-infused vocals, giving it a powerful, retro-styled vitality and a glimmer of hope.

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Miss Audrey – “1985”

This Texas-born singer and songwriter grew up in Mexico and now calls Nashville home. Inspired by 50s eclectic singer and songwriter Dion DiMucci, who incorporated doo-wop, rock, R&B and blues elements into his music, she finds her musical passion in various genres and decades. She developed a catchy, soul-touched 80s pop sound and released her debut EP “Lost In Love” in 2017.

The title of her new single promises to be a celebration of the 1980s and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s a neon waterfall of invigorating retro synths, a very infectious beat and frisky guitar strums. Reminiscent of the upbeat cinematic songs of the decade, the melody is a right earworm and with her cheerful vocals dancing over the jaunty tune, she managed to catch the essence of the 80s in a single song.

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