Chicago-based band Zaramela combine jazz, funk, and rock for a sound that’s as innovative as it is technically proficient. Their newly released track, “Sober Up,” gets a healthy dose of soul from Detroit-born Eryn Allen Kane, and the results are vibrant, to say the least.
“Sober Up” is lush and dynamic, prominently featuring Kris Hanson’s silky smooth vocals, pattering drums, twanging bass, and blaring horns. The all-consuming instrumentation and nearly hypnotic tranquility of Hanson’s voice make it easy to forget that the song is an evaluation about how tough the hustle of everyday life can be and the outlets we seek for escape.
Though “Sober Up” has been performed sans Eryn Allen Kane previously, the updated version balances Hanson’s coolness with a necessary infusion of Kane’s signature sultriness. The powerful combination results in a timeless track sure to maintain its appeal for years to come.
Listen to “Sober Up” below: