Georgia-based ensemble Funk You has announced the coming release of its sixth studio album, Moving Forward, due out on September 10th, 2021. The band heralded the album’s announcement by releasing its title track as a single and the unveiling a lengthy list of fall 2021 tour dates.
Funk You is a musical manifestation of nine kindred spirits from an east Georgia city. The nonet, featuring Gavin Hamilton (lead vocals), Evan Miller (guitar), William Foster (vocals, keys), Will Clark (vocals, drums), Palmer Owens (percussion), Mark ‘Earl’ Dykes (vocals,bass), Gnarly G (saxophone), Josh Spilliards (trombone, sousaphone), and Geoff Wood (trumpet, guitar), combines modern musical sensibilities with the last vestiges of the chitlin circuit, resulting in an ever-evolving sound that continues to draw crowds nationwide.
“Moving Forward really is exactly what it sounds like,” says Clark in a statement. “We’re truly proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last decade and we can’t wait to see what is coming next.”
“I think, even though the last year has been tough, we’re happy to be pushing ahead and playing more shows. We’re just happy to be back out there,” Clark continues.
The eight-track new Funk You album, Moving Forward, was recorded at Prana Recording Studio by Clark and Andy Headland. The album was mixed by Andy Headland and Clark and mastered by Chris Griffin (Eric Clapton, Madonna).
The album’s first single, out now, puts the group’s penchant for party-starting instrumentation on full display, slowly building toward a horn-driven, dance-party peak. Listen to “Moving Forward” via Spotify.
Funk You – “Moving Forward”
In support of the upcoming album release, Funk You plans to hit the road for an extensive 2021 fall tour running from September through December. In addition to a slew of shows in the southeast, the band will make stops at Summer Camp Music Festival, Resonance Music Festival, Brooklyn Bowl (NY), Georgia Theatre, Hulaween, Cervantes’ Other Side, and Old Town Pub.
Tickets to all of the upcoming Funk You fall tour 2021 shows are on sale now.