Simply Red are back with ‘Thinking of You’, the first single to be taken from brand new album Blue Eyed Soul.
The new album is a ten track masterclass in funky, brassy soul music and emotionally charged ballads. It’s their first new studio album in four years and the 12th in their stellar career.
Lead track ‘Thinking of You’, which is available to download/stream now, will remind everyone why they first fell in love with the band, a horn fuelled swaggering tune that belongs on the dancefloor featuring main man lead singer Mick Hucknall at his very best.
Listen to ‘Thinking Of You’ by Simply Red on the Official Fantasy Premier League on Spotify.
Recorded in London at British Grove Studios, all ten tracks were written by Mick Hucknall and produced by long time collaborator Andy Wright.
He’s got blue eyes and a soulful voice, and it’s Hucknall’s remarkable voice that takes centre stage on this record. “I wanted to push my voice a little harder, challenge it a little bit, give myself something to really sing to.”
The results are simply sensational. Recorded as live, with few overdubs, Blue Eyed Soul drew on inspiration from classic funk and soul: Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland and Tower of Power.