New Orleans favorites Galactic have shared a new single from their forthcoming new album, Already Ready Already, due out on Friday, February 8th via Tchoup-Zilla Records. The new song, “Going Straight Crazy”, features a fellow NOLA standout: vocalist Princess Shaw. “Going Straight Crazy” is an upbeat, sing-along jaunt that begs to be blasted from your car stereo with the windows down on a sunny day. You can listen to the new song below.
Galactic ft. Princess Shaw – “Going Straight Crazy”
Produced by the band’s Robert Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Already Ready Already marks Galactic’s 10th studio LP. In addition to Princess Shaw, it features guest appearances from Miss Charm Taylor, David Shaw (The Revivalists), Nahko, Erica Falls, and Boyfriend. Already Ready Already sees Galactic taking a more contemporary approach, connecting elements of modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation with their Crescent City funk roots.
“Trust me, I loved having Macy Gray and Mavis Staples on our last record,” Mercurio says. “It was an honor to work with them. But there’s something fun about making music with someone not everybody has heard of and end up getting a great reaction to it. There are no preconceived thoughts as to what the song should be like because the listener doesn’t know the artist as well.”
Luckily for fans, the recent recording sessions that yielded Already Ready Already generated enough material for another LP due later in 2019, one which Ellman described in the album’s announcement as “possibly more of a throwback thing,” but which will almost certainly morph into something new and wonderful via Galactic’s evolutionary musical vision.
“I’ve never been able to put a label on what we do,” Ellman says. “I could say it’s funk or I could say it’s R&B or jazz or whatever else, but really, it’s all of that.” Added Robert Mercurio, “It’s not that we’re always trying to push boundaries, but we definitely take influence from our hometown and try to do something new with it. We tour all around the world and we’re exposed to tons of elements that filter their way into our consciousness and come out through our music.”
For more information on Galactic’s upcoming release and tour dates, head to the band’s website.