12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Michigan but currently based in Atlanta, Curtis Harding is a classic-minded soul singer more in tune with the pioneers of yesterday than today's digi-processed, made-for-TV instastars. He has worked with both Cee Lo Green and The Black Keys' Cole Alexander (in the group Night Sun), and has a distinct garage rock-meets-gospel vibe mixed into his bluesy, passionate vocals. Released via the indie California label Burger Records, Soul Power is his first solo album and embraces a vintage sound while never coming off as corny or overtly retro. Dirty guitar licks, vampy organs, rubbery basslines, and bold horn blasts accompany his top-notch crooning, and there's a lot to like on all 12 of the tracks here. Highlights include "Next Time," "I Don't Wanna Go Home," "Keep On Shining," and "Heaven's on the Other Side." He's one of the freshest new talents in the R&B game; hopefully this is just the start of much more to come.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hailing from Michigan but currently based in Atlanta, Curtis Harding is a classic-minded soul singer more in tune with the pioneers of yesterday than today's digi-processed, made-for-TV instastars. He has worked with both Cee Lo Green and The Black Keys' Cole Alexander (in the group Night Sun), and has a distinct garage rock-meets-gospel vibe mixed into his bluesy, passionate vocals. Released via the indie California label Burger Records, Soul Power is his first solo album and embraces a vintage sound while never coming off as corny or overtly retro. Dirty guitar licks, vampy organs, rubbery basslines, and bold horn blasts accompany his top-notch crooning, and there's a lot to like on all 12 of the tracks here. Highlights include "Next Time," "I Don't Wanna Go Home," "Keep On Shining," and "Heaven's on the Other Side." He's one of the freshest new talents in the R&B game; hopefully this is just the start of much more to come.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Asphalto el Gato ,

Get this.

Sonically, it falls somewhere between Ben Harper, early Fine Young Cannibals and Terence Trent D'Arby in the best possible way. Harding nails that classic soul/R&B sound that's been missing from the music landscape for some time now, while simultaneously updating it. This is a great record.

DeadHead760 ,

Peep it

Good debut; rock, R&B, and soul infused into this. Most of the album is good, theres definitely filler but it's not bad. Don't pass it up, this cats got potential.

crsws ,

Great album

The first I heard of Curtis Harding he was opening for Jack White. He and his band we great live, so I had to get his album

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