[Supreme Beings of Leisure is Ramin Sakurai, Geri Soriano and Rick Torres, Photo Crredit to Ava Lightwood & Andy Moretta]

Earlier this summer, Supreme Beings of Leisure (SBL), consisting of original members Geri Soriano, Ramin Sakurai and Rick Torres, reintroduced themselves after a 14-year hiatus with the singles “Full Circle” followed by “Contender.” With these singles, the band confirm that they still embrace a retro-future West Coast Chill sound. Their latest single, “Body”, arrived November 11th, 2022, and will appear on their fourth studio album titled 22 due out February 10, 2023. “Body” takes a near-death experience as its main theme.

Geri Soriano explains:

I became a clinical hypnotherapist that specializes in past-life regressions between albums. Death and the afterlife have always been fascinating to me. And during this time, Ramin had a near-death experience while battling an illness. ‘Body’ came out of that eerie combination of events.

Geri Soriano, Ramin Sakurai, and Rick Torres cite their life events of the past 14 years as “marriages, kids, a divorce, the death of parents, a flooded recording studio, the pandemic, even a near-death experience”. With their fourth studio album, they set out to transform those experiences into music. The album name, 22, is based on the fact that it has been 22 years since their self-titled debut album.

The album also features keyboardist Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters), guitarist Marty Friedman (Megadeth), violinist Lili Haydn (Paige/Plant, Funkadelic), drummer Satnam Ramgotra (Hans Zimmer), percussionist Duke Mushroom (Masters at Work, Janet Jackson, Gloria Estefan), bassist Adam Dorn (Mocean Worker), pianist Scott Tibbs (Beyonce), and vocalists Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, David Gilmore), Frank Navin (The Aluminum Group), and Monica Reed (Sting, James Brown, Deep Purple).