Popdose introduced you to Brothers Prince, the twin Prince brothers (!) in June, who impressed us with their first offering, the perfectly-summer-y track, “Sun To Rise”.  The Oakland natives are now back with their first E.P., aptly titled Single.  Although it’s only 3 tracks – “Son To Rise” being one of them – we wanted to let you know what we think thus far.

“Finish Last” is a sweet sounding groove; laid back with some delicious guitar and elements of the ’70’s styled slower soul-funk.  A little jazzy, although I don’t love rap-styled vocals (I would have preferred him singing instead), the backing vocals and harmonies shine, especially on the choruses.  “Sun To Shine” you already know and we at Popdose love; “So Musical” is another warm, upbeat and positive track.  This trade-off of vocals is spot on and the use of keyboards makes the song burst with pure soul.

I know three songs aren’t enough to gauge but I think Brothers Prince are already off to a fine and impressive start.  A finely-tuned sense of melody; strong song structures and FEEL – which has to be emphasized.  The summer’s come and gone – let’s see what Brothers Prince offer for the cold, dark winter.


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Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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