The Brand New Heavies
Released 11 th April 2005
The Brand New Heavies, the UK’s most celebrated funk band of the last 30 years, present a slice of pure, sun-drenched soul with the release of their forthcoming single, ‘Surrender’, on 11th April on One Two Records.
With a back catalogue of classics that most bands would give their right arms for, the odyssey of The Brand New Heavies is unrivalled. With fifteen top 20 singles and commercial and critical success worldwide, The Heavies have always broken new ground, working with a host of new, exciting talent during their colourful history including, Carleen Anderson, N’Dea Davenport, The Pharcyde and Gangstarr.
Now this ever-evolving collective welcomes a fiesty new lead singer in the shape of the sexy and sensuous Nicole Russo. She steps up to the mantle to provide a fresh new dimension and to inject her own unique style into their sound. With an impressive deep vocal range (think Anastacia meets Joss Stone), Russo has pumped new life into the veins of the greatest British funk band since the Average White Band.
‘Surrender’ is a classic, delicious soul-funk track, and highlights how contemporary the Heavies have always been. Written and produced themselves (as always), this compulsive and propulsive single has all the hallmarks of a classic Heavies number.
Levy’s irresistible signature bassline leads rhythm of the track, accompanied by Bartholemew’s delicate guitars, giving‘Surrender’an