“Sacred steel” master Robert Randolph and the Family Band have shared a new single, “Fight It”, off of their forthcoming studio LP, Brighter Days, due out on August 23rd via Provogue Records.
Listen to Robert Randolph and the Family Band’s new single “Fight It” below:
Robert Randolph and the Family Band – “Fight It”
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The new album, Brighter Days, was produced by decorated producer Dave Cobb, known for his work with high-profile artists like Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Marcus King. Cobb has a proven knack for bringing out the nuanced character of the artists he records, so it’s no surprise that he helped bring out some of Robert’s deepest, most passionate vocals on the nine album tracks on which he sings lead.
“All of these songs kind of harken back to how we started, to being known as this musical family band that comes from the church and appeals to rock, blues, gospel and soul music audiences,” Randolph said with the album’s announcement back in the spring. “We wanted that good gospel, blues, R&B feel, because that’s where we started and it’s good to not only remind people of that but to actively remember it ourselves.”
Randolph added, “Dave Cobb is just a guy who likes to record good music and good songs. He wanted to do something that was fun, but it also gives you a gospel feeling. He knows the history of our band, coming from church and giving that fun church feeling to people.”
Check out a full tracklisting for Brighter Days below. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, ticketing, and more information, head to Robert Randolph’s website.
Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Brighter Days – Tracklist:
1. Baptize Me
2. Simple Man
3. Cry Over Me
4. Second Hand Man
5. Have Mercy
6. I Need You
7. I’m Living Off The Love You Give
8. Cut Em Loose
9. Don’t Fight It
10. Strange Train