Eight-piece Houston, TX-based funk, soul, and R&B ensemble The Suffers have been all aboard a wild and exhilarating ride since their inception in 2011. The Suffers exploded onto the scene in 2015 with their dazzling Make Some Room EP, which was followed up by their critically acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2016. The band kept their noses to the grindstone with worldwide tours and late-night talk show appearances, finally releasing their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Everything Here, in July 2018.

Everything Here is a compelling collection of 15 originals that pay homage to Houston, and even includes cameos from H-town rappers Paul Wall and Bun B. The album explores the many sides of love and relationships, as well as the strifes and struggles that are accompanied by the repetitive “9-5” lifestyle, while also celebrating the virtues of each band member’s individuality. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston hard in August 2017, with its devastation in many ways comparable to the catastrophic damage Hurricane Katrina unleashed on New Orleans in 2005. Everything Here provided a sonic tapestry for The Suffers to express their emotions in the wake of the devastating natural disaster.

Despite some of the album’s dark and dreary themes, Everything Here encompasses all of life’s gifts and curses, as we see on the band’s soul-driven track, “All I Want To Do”. Written by drummer Nick Zamora while still in high school, “All I Want To Do” explores the virtues of following your heart. The octet leaves listeners with words to live by, as they proclaim, “If it don’t taste good, I don’t have to eat it. If it don’t fit well, I don’t have to wear it. And if it ain’t broke I don’t have to fix it.” The band’s powerful message is accompanied by a snappy snare beat, electrifying brass lines, and Kam Franklin‘s soul-lathered lead vocals.

Franklin shares about the band’s ever-evolving progress and new video,

The last 8 years have been a complete whirlwind for us. We’ve traveled the world, performed alongside our idols, and we’ve met so many incredible people along the way. Performing our music every night is a dream in itself, and this video showcases a small part of the incredible journey we’ve been on so far. We look forward to all the adventures to come.

You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of  The Suffers’ new “All I Want To Do” video below:

The Suffers – “All I Want To Do”

[Video: The Suffers]

The Suffers are currently in the midst of an extensive tour. Check out a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below. For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.

The Suffers 2019 Tour Dates:

3/7 El Paso, TX at Lowbrow Palace
3/9 Phoenix, AZ at Flying Burrito Festival
3/11 San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
3/12 Los Angeles, CA at The Echo
3/14 San Francisco, CA at The Independent
3/15 Petaluma, CA at The Mystic Theatre
3/17 Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios
3/19 Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern
3/21 Boise, ID at Treefort Festival
3/24 Denver, CO at Globe Hall
4/13 Dallas, TX at Homegrown Music and Arts Festival
4/25 Baton Rouge, LA at Mid City Ballroom
4/26 New Orleans, LA at One Eye Jacks
5/4 Memphis, TN at Beale Street Music Festival
5/19 Knoxville TN at Rhythm And Blooms Festival
5/26 Austin, TX at Hot Luck Food and Music Festival
7/14 Greenfield, MA at Green River Festival
9/8 Knoxville, TN at Moon River Festival

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