St. Petersburg, FL-based roots, soul, and dub outfit The Hip Abduction aims to take listeners on a journey with their new single “Float”, the first track off their upcoming fourth full-length studio LP, To the Ends of the Earth, due out August 9th.
The Hip Abduction—comprised of David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Cody Moore (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals), and Justino Walker (guitar)—reflected back on their formative days of impromptu jam sessions when conceptualizing and recording To the Ends of the Earth. The majority of the album’s 11 tracks were self-recorded at Tampa, FL’s Lala Mansion before the band headed to New York to finish the album alongside producers Jackson Hoffman and Ryder Stuart.
“Float”, which premieres today exclusively via Live For Live Music, is a feel-good new tune that opens up with a dreamy vocal loop backed by a reggae drumbeat out of Poynter’s corner. David New jumps into his lead vocals with passion and pride as his bandmates add the perfect ethereal sonic landscape behind the song’s heartfelt lyrics. Encompassing aspects of African, Caribbean, and American roots music, “Float” takes its listeners on a soothing ride to a tropical beachside atmosphere far from home.
“We’re all hardy travelers and have spent time in faraway strange places so the lyrical content was easy to agree on,” New tells Live For Live Music. “The song isn’t about a person. It’s about that particular place that we can draw motivation from during tough times or situations.”
Check out the Live For Live Music premiere of new The Hip Abduction single “Float” below:
The Hip Abduction – “Float”
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The Hip Abduction has a busy upcoming touring schedule which will keep them on the road through November. The quintet will offer up performances in New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Miami, and many more over the course of the trek.
Fans can head here to pre-order The Hip Abductions’s forthcoming To the Ends of the Earth release.
See below for the album’s tracklisting and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates. For ticketing and more information, head to The Hip Abduction’s website.
To the Ends of the Earth Tracklisting:
- Let’s Take A Ride
- My Mirage
- Come On Get Up
- Summer Love
- Welcome to the Party
- Rise Up
The Hip Abduction 2019 Tour Dates:
Aug. 3 – Copper Live Summer Music Series – Copper Mountain, CO
Aug. 15 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
Aug. 16 – Avondale Brewing Co – Birmingham, AL
Aug. 17 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
Aug. 18 – Top Cats – Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 21 – The Senate – Columbia, SC
Aug. 22 – The Pour House – Charleston, SC
Aug. 23 – Raise-a-Ruckus Benefit Weekend – Brevard, NC
Aug. 24 – Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
Sept. 4 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 5 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 6-7 – Bear Music Fest – Pinecrest, CA
Sept. 8 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA
Sept. 11 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Sept. 12 – TBD
Sept. 13 – High Dive – Seattle, WA
Sept. 14 – Sessions Music Hall – Eugene, OR
Nov. 8-10 – Miami Beach Pop Fest – Miami Beach, FL