What am I fighting for?
Unklejam release their new single 'What Am I Fighting For' on 28th May 2007. Check out this amazing video directed by the one and only Saam Farahmand (Klaxons/New Yong Pony Club) and is a spectacularly glossy affair with neon and metallic special effects!
If there is one song that encapsulates Unklejam's 'electrosoul' sound then it is 'What Am I Fighting For'. With its electro styled bassline, overlaying synths and Unklejam's uplifting falsettos it sounds like a long lost Patrick Cowley classic. Tyson says that the song was originally inspired by the Beatles 'All You Need Is Love'. He had admired the simple yet powerful message in the song and felt inspired to try his hand at carving out his own classic.
Unklejam will be releasing their debut album 'Unklejam' in June. Like the three very different individuals who make up Unklejam, it’s loud, colourful and funky but thoughtful too, with instant pop hooks and a heart full of soul. Listen hard and you’ll hear echoes of P-funk, the sweet sound of classic soul mixing with 80s electro-pop, all with an edge that’s totally contemporary, immediately commercial, yet oddly hard to place. It doesn’t sound like anything else around.
Tyson, Bobby and Adonistar are three guys who could hardly be more different yet who each grew up outside conventional society in different ways, travelling everywhere yet belonging nowhere fully. “That’s what links us all together, because we were from such different places, we all had to somehow come up with our own individuality,” explains Adonistar. “And that’s why we fit so well.”
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