The shining stars of contemporary soul music, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators re-emerge in early 2013 with their much anticipated album “Tortured Soul” on the Timmion Records label. The new album presents a new personal sound for the group, which became known around the world in 2005 with their debut album “Keep Reachin’ Up”.
With their debut album “Keep Reachin’ Up” the Brooklyn born singer and Finland’s finest funk outfit drew praise from the media and audiences around the globe. The first single “If This Ain’t Love” became a dance floor hit from New York clubs to UK’s northern soul circles. The second hit single “Feeling Free” was chosen as the Track Of The Year by the renowed music connoisseur Gilles Peterson in his Worldwide Awards in 2006. “Keep Reachin’ Up” was also listed among Urban Albums Of The Year by Mojo magazine. The album was licensed to France, Benelux, Italy, UK, Japan, and the United States & Canada.
Naturally, this sophomore album has all the qualities that made their cardinal album a worldwide smash: the raw production techniques of Didier Selin, Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators’ unique songwriting and self-styled musicianship, and the sultry stylings of the Pekka Kuusisto’s string arrangements. Several tracks also feature horn arrangements and playing by the multi-talented jazz musician, Jimi Tenor. An equally new turn, is the dusky sound of these wild ones, which could be compared to the era when Motown stepped from their 1960’s pop sound more towards progressive times.
The new album “Tortured Soul” will be released in Finland and France on February 8th 2013 as a double LP in a custom deluxe gatefold sleeve including download code, CD, MC, and digital download. Album will be also released in other European countries on week 10/2013
Purchase the album in advance from the Timmion Web Shop.
Daniela Siemon – der Promotor, Germany, Austria, Switzerland – email@example.com
Gavin Handley – Resonate Media, UK – firstname.lastname@example.org
Matti Nives – WeJazz, Finland – email@example.com
This Album is distributed by:
Differ-Ant S.A.R.L. – France
Groove Attack GmbH – Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Kudos Records Ltd – UK
Wolfgang Mitter – MIOOOW Music Agency – firstname.lastname@example.org