Old school rhythm and blues has been exploding of late with old hands like Mavis Staples and newcomers like the Alabama Shakes taking the popular music scene by storm. The Regrettes, out of Columbus, Ohio, are part of the recent crop of up-and-comers looking to adopt these old soul styles, and from the sounds of “Been Around (Too Long)” the form could not have asked for a better home. Mehgan Alexandra Hutchinson’s lead vocals here are rich and full, and are supported beautifully by Lizzy Morris’ backup harmonies. The track is mostly driven by frenetic drumming, which includes some pretty crazy high hat and cymbal work. The remaining instruments provide small accents throughout, adding a depth and complexity to the high-energy groove. This song is the first ever released by the band and points to a bright, soulful, dancy future.
STREAM: The Regrettes – “Been Around (Too Long)”