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Sounds | Southall - By Surprise


Deze feelgood song klinkt helemaal anders dan hun eerste nieuwe single. De countryrock vibes zitten wel ergens verscholen, maar komen nooit vingerdik aan het oppervlak. Eentje om op te dansen, meewiebelen, heen en weer schuifelen, ... kies maar, zolang je maar plezier hebt.


Southall verschijnt op 22 september 2023 in eigen beheer.


Luister ook naar: Scared Money



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Produced by Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Cody Jinks), a swirling mix of modern-Rock magnetism and soul-searching story craft meets dreamy guitars and vocals that seems to float in thin air, with a propulsive drumbeat urging all to look out for the biggest of big pictures. The happiness we seek is right in front of us, the track proclaims – if you can let go and let the world take you “By Surprise.” Formerly known as Read Southall Band, the GOLD-certified group (“Why”) has two full length albums behind them and has spent the last few years building a rabid, grassroots following on the road. After touring the U.K. and Europe with Blackberry Smoke in early 2023, they’ve spent much of this year winning over crowds with Whiskey Myers and Chase Rice and are now in the thick of an epic breakout.


The six-piece group will kick off the massive Southall World Tour on September 15 in Ardmore, Oklahoma, embarking on a 43-date trek across the U.S. and Europe which culminates in London, U.K., on February 23.


Founding member Read Southall hails from Oklahoma and is joined in the six-piece band by Reid Barber, Jeremee Knipp, Braxton Curliss, John Tyler Perry and Ryan Wellman. Southall's musical influences range from Country to Rock to Metal and more in between, making for a wholly original sound reminiscent of "being in the crowd at a young Merle Haggard show," according to The Anniston Star. The guitar-driven band never loses focus on meaningful lyrics, penning tunes that speak to every aspect of life and help drive a Rock and Roll experience for their audience, whether they're listening at home or at a packed show. Southall's latest album, 2021’s FOR THE BIRDS, features the epic six-minute long single "Where We Belong" and “impressive standout” (Raised Rowdy) “Rose Gold” and follows their 2017 album BORROWED TIME, which includes their RIAA GOLD-certified single "Why." Full of ‘70s Soul, Country-inspired lyricism and Rock and Roll heart, Southall’s music draws packed crowds and evokes old-school Country and early Grunge all at once. The band has notched 168 MILLION+ streams on Spotify and 121 MILLION+ streams on Apple Music, tallying over 1.1 MILLION monthly listeners across platforms. With new music on the way and a passion for the road, Southall is just getting started.



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