“We Are KING”, The New LP from L.A. Based, KING, will Make You Dream and Fall In Love #MondayMustListen

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Since KING‘s critically acclaimed 2011 debut EP, The Story, was released, many have been wondering where they have been. Well, the wait is over.  These three ladies from Los Angeles (Anita Bias and twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother) have really made an amazing record that is the perfect continuation of their ethereal, soulful and passionate initial effort.  Lead by haunting vocal all around and a subtle groove, we couldn’t stop smiling when listening.  Thanks a ton to NPR for hosting them recently on their popular First Listen series.  Join the throngs of fans from Prince to Erykah Badu who also love these sisters.

More from NPR:

KING excels at setting a mood. The group’s music conjures an all-encompassing, dreamy, Utopian vibe, rather than a mad dash to assemble a who’s-who of writers and producers. From the get-go, KING’s instant fan base embraced that approach, and that’s where the years-long demand for We Are KING took hold.

The trio — Anita Bias and twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother — is a one-stop creative shop, producing, arranging and performing all of KING’s music at their L.A. home studio. They also put it out themselves, and only when it’s ready. In 2011, KING wasn’t prepared for the overwhelming response to its debut EP, The Story. The three tracks were the first the women had ever recorded together. The group’s unveiling played like the ultimate game of telephone, with heavy hitters like Prince, Erykah Badu and Questlove passing the word along. Between touring, sporadic singles and guest slots, the public just had to wait for more.

After five years of wondering and wishing and maybe even doubting, We Are KING picks up exactly where The Story left off — at times literally. The album’s sound is an outright extension of its predecessor, and all three of the EP’s songs are reprised here in extended versions. “The Right One” kicks off the proceedings with a mid-tempo testimonial about the lasting power of love, setting the album’s tone (messages of love being the dominant force) and displaying everything KING does best. Paris Strother’s multi-layered synths and fine percussion are indicative of her Minneapolis roots; those elements jell perfectly with the candy-coated harmonies of her bandmates to create a running formula that works.

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We Are King is due out this Friday, February 5.  Join us in supporting them. BUY King – We Are KING

Track List:

  1. The Right One
  2. The Greatest
  3. Red Eye
  4. Supernatural (Extended Mix)
  5. Love Song
  6. In The Meantime
  7. Carry On
  8. Mister Chameleon
  9. Hey (Extended Mix)
  10. Oh, Please!
  11. The Story (Extended Mix)
  12. Native Land

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