Kindred the Family Soul
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017 7:00 PM CDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
17 AND OLDER
$65 VIP Table Seating/$52 Table Seating/$42 GA Seating/$27 Standing Lounge
KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL CELEBRATES NEW ALBUM "A COUPLE FRIENDS"
"This is the first time we've been able to write and record an album when I haven't been expecting a baby or just had one!" notes Aja Dantzler.
As a result, the couple had the luxury of more time, space and energy to devote to the creative process and the results are very organic, free-flowing music. Working with such front-line producers as Vidal Davis and Andre Harris (Jill Scott, Marsha Ambrosius), Anthony Bell (Jaheim, Estelle), James Poyser (John Legend, The Roots) and Steve McKie (Bilal, Jazmine Sullivan), Kindred wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the album.
"The last CD was more concept-driven and full of features," Fatin Dantzler explains, "but this CD reminds me more of our first CD. We recorded a few songs then stopped recording for almost a year then picked up where we left off and records just started to pour out like a well.
I feel growth in the record for us. It's still the same 'us' but more seasoned. We've been together a long time and we know each other extremely well."
Indeed, where their critically-acclaimed last album, LOVE HAS NO RECESSION, was very oriented toward social commentary, A COUPLE FRIENDS focuses more on the original Kindred themes of love and the joys and challenges of a committed relationship.
"Touching people with genuine emotion and true-to-life lyrical content has always been our mission, " Fatin says. "We want people to know that soul music has not left the building. We are here to stay and are carrying on the tradition!"