Back before I was born, during the decade Dazed and Confused was set – funk was really big. It was this type of music that has since left the mainstream but has left remnants here and there. Today it can be heard sparingly on the charts but there are very few artists who take it on and do the funk masters of yesterday proud. One of those artists is Lovesucker. Their self-titled record takes funk, twists it up in an alternative way and adds a dash of other elements to create a style that makes them a sassy musical treat.
Kicking things off with “Mississippi,” Lovesucker sounds like a record that would sit next to the likes of Fitz and The Tantrums. As they show you more, “Show Me” shows off a very sensual side of the group that encases a lot of soul. It’s weird and it’s not like I listened to him a lot of have seen him, but “Don’t You Leave Me Now” sounds like a Kid Rock song. Okay, not the whole thing, but the start does have a Southern Rock feel to it that gets played down as the track goes on. Lastly, they may want to reach out to Chevonne and The Fuzz to do some shows together because “Guns and Gasoline” would fit in perfectly with their crowds.
Funk may not be the powerhouse it once was, but it’s still a force to be reckoned with when put to good use. It’s a style that not many can take on, but Lovesucker has managed to take it and make it their own. If you’re a fan of funk, check out Lovesucker, out now.