The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble’s ‘Step Down’ Reflects On Heavy Times But Points Towards Solutions

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble have released their fourth full-length album, Step Down, via Colemine Records. The new album follows the band’s 2019 LP Build Bridges, and the album release comes with an official music video for the title track “Step Down.”

Step Down is a direct reflection of the heavy times they were written and recorded in: COVID-19, two Presidential impeachment trials, the George Floyd murder and resulting social unrest, along with a seditious attempt to subvert the democratic process at The Capitol. With titles like “Step Down,” “The Other Side,” “Time To Rebuild,” “Omnificent,” “Love Age,” and “In Common,” The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble uses their music to paint a picture of societal woes, but also “points toward the solution and a better world”. 

Formed in 2012 under the direction of Tim Felten, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble embraces Heavy Cinematic Soul, spiritual Jazz-Funk, and upbeat Afro-Funk for this new ten track collection.

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