Nigel Hall has released “Gotta Go to Work”, the second single from his forthcoming solo LP, Spiritual, due out on MAy 14th via Regime Music Group. “Gotta Go to Work” follows the recent release of of lead single “Wake Me“.
Throughout his career, Nigel Hall has established a foundation in funk, both onstage and in the studio, proving himself to be a true student of the music. His sound is built upon pages torn out of the R&B, funk, and soul history books, and that versatile, studious nature has made him the musician he is today: an accomplished vocalist, keyboardist, studio musician, and member of the Grammy-nominated funk-jazz-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic-jam-experimental outfit, Lettuce.
On Spiritual, the follow-up to Hall’s acclaimed 2015 debut, Ladies & Gentlemen… Nigel Hall, Nigel continues to carve out his own creative space in parallel with Lettuce—and in contrast to preconceived notions about his own sound. Recorded with a back-to-basics approach in Richmond, VA at the world-famous Jellowstone Studios, Hall used Spiritual to put an emphasis on expanding the funk-and soul-oriented nature of his existing catalog and highlighting deeper facets of his musical identity.
The smoky R&B groove of “Gotta Go to Work” serves as a soundtrack of sorts to the whirlwind life and endless hustle of an artist on the road. As Hall explains of the track, “There is a Luther Vandross song called ‘I’ve Been Working’ that I used to perform a lot. I love that song. I feel like this is my version of that song. DJ Harrison (Butcher Brown) and I wrote the song and it seemed fitting to do since we both worked a ton before COVID hit. It’s the story of a working musician’s life.”
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Nigel Hall – “Gotta Go to Work”
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“My last record was more of a traditional soul record,” Hall explains in a press statement. “I feel like it was a lot of what other people wanted me to sound like. With this album, I didn’t want this to sound like another release. I want people to know that I am my own entity and that I want to explore different areas of music.”
“This record I had full creative control,” Hall continues. “I feel like every artist records one record in their career for themselves. This one is it for me. I feel like if no one hears this record, I’ll still be able to sleep at night because I know there is something real out in the world that I put there.”
Spiritual, the new album from Nigel Hall, will be available on vinyl and digital platforms on Friday, May 14th. To pre-order your vinyl copy and shop Spiritual merch offerings, head here.
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