Dala Records/BQE Records
Release Date: May 12, 2023 | Format: Digital + Vinyl LP
Bobby Harden & The Soulful Saints are proud to announce their debut album, “Bridge of Love.” The album’s ten original compositions are presented in sparklingly-clear stereo sound and run the soul gamut, from grits-n-bricks R&B (Played a Fool by You) to throw-back psychedelia (One Tribe), svelte seventies pop (One Night of the Week) and some seriously sophisticated ballads (Wounded Hearts, Bridge of Love). Together they document Bobby’s life journey in song. Through youthful self-doubt in the opening track It’s My Time, to confirmation on the exuberant finale Raise Your Mind, Bobby proves that faith and hard work can pay dividends. “Life is a joy when you free your soul.”
Throughout the album, Harden’s voice is tailored to perfection by the almost impossibly dexterous Soulful Saints, and further dressed to the nines by an accoutrement of Latin percussion, full-on horns, high-flying backing singers and even a string quartet. This comes as no surprise as The Soulful Saints have performed live and recorded together with acts such as Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Lee Fields & The Expressions, The Budos Band, Mark Ronson, Antibalas, The Impressions, & The Wu-Tang Clan.
The album is produced by Dala Records founder Billy Aukstik, and recorded at Hive Mind Recording in Brooklyn, New York. Kurtis Powers of BQE Records Co-Executive Produced the album along with Aukstik.
Many online UK shops that are carrying the record. Some links are below. It will also be stocked in many local physical record stores in the UK .
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What a stunning review Chaz. Re; Bobby. I can’t wait to listen to it. I love your enthusiasm and exuberance. Treasure it. And we will always have NYC. BB’s. You’ll Never. Sending love. Phil x