‘14 Hours’ is the latest release from Society and is their highly anticipated second single. Society are still making their name known, and hopefully they'll move units with ‘14 Hours’.
With ‘14 Hours’, a special release via the legendary Angular Recording Corporation (the imprint who first brought you These New Puritans, Klaxons, Bloc Party etc), they're ready to let down their guard, a little. The man behind the classic croon, 24-year-old London-based singer and song smith, James Girlder, is stepping into the spot-light, captured in signature cinematic style in the band's first press shots.
"This project has been a total labour if love for almost two years now," says the frontman, "After countless nights making drones with amazing bits of old gear we're very excited to be letting this project step out of the shadows."
Society give us a groove-driven haunty feel track with ‘14 Hours’, and a distinctive yet soulful vocals on the song from frontman James.
Society's off-kilter, suspense-filled sound has garnered a tellingly diverse list of press comparisons, from the brooding likes of Portishead, Scott Walker and The Verve, to mavericks like David Axelrod. Though these may to an extent ring true, the unique tapestry comprising their future/classic soul unites reference points as disparate as the dusty crate-digging psych of Strawberry Alarm Clock, the lonesome balladry of Lee Hazelwood and the beat-peddling of J.Dilla.
Watch this space for imminent updates, as Society's debut live shows are very much on the horizon, as well as a rather special filmic follow-up in the promo video for ‘14 Hours’, and various other surprises.