If there’s one thing dance and soul-house artists Tortured Soul know for sure it’s that “Your Body Doesn’t Lie”… So goes the underlying sentiment of their latest release and accompanying remixes — available now from Tstc Music through Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.
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Diving deep into the search for happiness and discovering how sometimes the journey to find it can be messy, Tortured Soul frontman John-Christian Urich leaned into the song’s theme after recalling how he met his wife. “She was talking with a guy at a bar and I interrupted them and asked for her number,” he shares. “The guy was quite annoyed, but she gave me her email and the rest is history…
“I took a bit of creative license here as my wife and this guy were just chatting and not directly involved, but I think almost everyone can relate to #1 – being in an unhappy or unfulfilling relationship, and #2 – not being in a relationship, and being quite lonely,” Urich continues. “So what happens when #1 meets #2 — and they hit it off?”
“Your Body Doesn’t Lie” includes feature mixes from South African DJ/Producer Fka Mash and British DJ/Producer Atjazz. Urich discovered Fka Mash’s work while reviewing potential South African producers to collaborate with; he was struck by the artist’s sound and reached out in hopes of working together. “Lucky for me, he was down and created a really gripping remix,” Urich shares.
Also having been a fan of Atjazz’s productions and having a chance to meet the producer at a festival in South Africa, Urich contacted him to also work on the track. “I was certain he would come up with something great — which he, sure enough, did,” Urich continues. “I was also pleased to discover we share a pretty strong affinity; we each have an over-the-top sense of humour complete with a healthy dose of self-deprecation which I think tends to be a prerequisite for any good musician.
“It’s good to be able to crack some jokes when working together to keep the ball rolling.”
Tortured Soul is 100% live modern, deep, soulful, house music freed from the DJ Booth. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave, and Kool & The Gang, Tortured Soul is a collective of incredible international musicians united under a groove-centered rhythm. Frontman and songwriter John-Christian Urich leads the group while simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery. Likened to “The Roots of House Music,” Tortured Soul’s sound is reminiscent of Neo-Soul groups like Jamiroquai or Brand New Heavies, while also being influenced by the contemporary freshness of House purveyors like Dave Lee and Louie Vega, and Nu Disco artists like Soul Clap and Purple Disco Machine.
“Your Body Doesn’t Lie” is available now from Tstc Music through Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.