Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal have been making nuanced Soul/R&B for the last ten years. Averaging 125 shows a year and eight albums already (including live releases), they are now readying Green Light for release on October 21st, 2022.
Hoyer formed Soul Colossal in 2012, featuring Stephen Cantarero (bass), James Cuato (sax), Blake DeForest (trumpet), Harrison ElDorado (drums), and Benjamin Kushner (guitar).
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Hoyer off the road but also gave him time to take pause and patiently craft the album of his life in Green Light.
This album was my therapy and way of making sense of all the turmoil. Music that would serve both as a time capsule and a lasting message of reckoning and hope.
This is our masterpiece so far … full of great playing and sincere truths. It stays true to our sound that we have cultivated over the years, but with it we added a steadfast focus to make something fantastic that we would be happy with one hundred percent.
The entire Hoyer-produced album was tracked, mostly live, in less than 48 hours at Denver’s Mighty Fine Studios and mixed by James Fleege at Silver Street Studios in Ashland, Nebraska.