Get Chicago soul singer Ben Pirani's debut album on mystery colored vinyl. Each copy is its own unique one of a kind color way.
Like many soul singers, Ben Pirani sings a lot about love and his exes. With lines like “my baby makes me feel right” on “Light Up My Life,” and “your voice in my ear, but I’m far from home, wish you were near” on “Dreaming’s For Free,” or The Temptations like vocal hook on “Try Love,” you can imagine him step-touching and hamming it up to an audience on the Ed Sullivan show. Songs like “Can’t Get Out Your Own Way” and “Art School Girl” nail the funky drum beats of Motown and reverb heavy sound of 60’s pop hits. Ben Pirani sounds right at home with artists like Marvin Gaye and The Supremes and contemporaries like Leon Bridges and Charles Bradley.
But this record is about more than revisiting an old sound. The thing to appreciate the most about Ben Pirani is his respect to the genre. “I feel really strongly that soul music is precious and must be treated with care and respect,” he says. “Anything less is colonizing the funk.” ANYTHING LESS IS COLONIZING THE FUNK.