Dark Roast has released their new single – Stuff I Need to Say, embracing the retro, funky sound of soul.
Hailing from Norway’s expanding urban music scene Dark Roast is a band.
It feels so rare that we get to say ‘band’ that, we thought it was worth the extra highlight.
The groove is tighter than a pair of skinny jeans!
The six-man band consists of; Adrian Andresen (trumpet), Daniel Deltchev (saxophone), Markus Hafsund Gundersen (bass), Bård Jønland Berg (drums), Audun Haave Reknes (keys) and Johan Helland (vocals).
With a great name, this collective dusts off the raw sound of ’60s soul and revive the licks, groovy horns and funky beats with a distinctive personalised twist. If you’re a lover of D/troit, or American band Vintage Trouble, you’ll feel so welcome here.
Rhythmically built with a head-nodding, mid-tempo beat, Stuff I Need to Say is a feisty declaration of love. Lead singer Johan Hellands’ raspy, bold and dynamic vocals demand attention. And in true JB style, the background boys offer support in fitting bursts.
Stuff I Need to Say is the second single released from their forthcoming album Going Back, Moving Up!
It’s worth listening to the stuff Dark Roast need to say.