The Relatives Go Gospel With 'We Need Love' Video: Premiere
It's often said that you have your whole life to make your first album -- but few bands know that better than the Relatives.
Over four decades after founding the group in Dallas, Texas in 1970, the Relatives will release their debut album, "The Electric Word," next month.
The music veterans' blend of funk and gospel is powered by the soulful vocals of five singers, showcased in the group's video for "We Need Love." The live performance, recorded in founding member Rev. Gean West's Dallas church, finds the group joined by parishioners who assist with percussion and handclaps.
"We Need Love" embraces the group's softer side, but "The Electric Word" -- produced by Spoon's Jim Eno -- lives up to its title, offering guitar work-outs on tracks such as "Things Are Changing." The Relatives' return comes after successful performances in recent years from Austin City Limits to Bonnaroo, which the group kicked off after a 2009 rarities album helped listeners rediscover them.
"The Electric Word" is due on Yep Roc on Feb. 19.
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Find more online: Billboard.com
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