Colorado soul band, The Burroughs have announced the release of two new original singles this April. The recordings are the next step in the band’s development following a successful release of the live album Sweaty Greeley Soul in July of 2016.
The Burroughs chose to record “You Are My Joy” and “1968,” two songs that have been resonating strongly with audiences at live performances. “‘Joy’ is always a crowd favorite at our live shows,” said lead singer and songwriter Johnny Burroughs. “We love hearing folks sing along with the chorus.” “1968” takes a more serious tone, reflecting on how current events echo the tumultuous landscape of the 1960s. Each track offered the band a chance to explore extended sonic possibilities that are not always possible in a live setting.
Both singles were recorded at Mighty Fine Studios in Denver with engineer and owner Colin Bricker. Bricker also tracked, mixed and mastered Sweaty Greeley Soul. Mighty Fine Studios has recorded a variety of local and national musicians, including Ron Miles, Brian Blade’s Mama Rosa, and DeVotchKa.
Renowned drummer Jim White served as the producer of the new singles. White, a personal friend and mentor to many of the band’s members, is an active performer who has recorded and toured with Maynard Ferguson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Crystal Gale, Terell Stafford, Chris Potter, Annie Sellick, and many others. “Jim was such a valuable resource as we were rehearsing and recording,” said Mary Claxton, drummer for The Burroughs. “His endless knowledge of music history brings such a depth to our songs that has helped us all improve as musicians.”
The Burroughs will release the new singles on April 1, 2016. Both tracks will be available on Bandcamp and iTunes. Official release shows include the following performances:
Friday, April 1: Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, Denver, CO: Official Single Release Party
Saturday, April 9: Moxi Theater, Greeley, CO: Greeley release show with Josh Hoyer
Friday, April 15: Aggie Theatre, Fort Collins, CO: Fort Collins release show