Cold English - Album Release Show - Friday in Ferndale

by

comment

Cold English

Self Release

 

Blending (and balancing) funk, R&B, soul and hip-hop, Cold English sound cool, confident and unabashedly enthusiastic as they run a ambitious gamut of genres on their new record. The local quintet make that easygoing verve, waved atop warm guitars, stirring keys and shimmied rhythms, pretty infectious – with each jam rollicking along, flexed with the muscle of rock but calm and focused with the rhythm of soul, built up to an untroubled, collected resolve by some strong-willed, steadily cadenced hip-hop bars.

This ain’t simply rap-rock, demonstrated enough by their slow-dancing R&B ballad (“Choose You,”) charmed with chimes and seafoam-surf-frothed guitar riffs. They’re distinguished by an overarching vibe of positivity, promoting community and dispelling any dwelling on negativity, strutting forth to “get the job done,” with battle-cry raps that go against the boastful stereotype of most Emcees: “(I) Could give a fuck about a Dollar

I’m tryna make change!”

Cold English Band's album release show is Friday, Sept 6 at the Magic Bag in Ferndale (22920 Woodward Ave) with Lola Valley, Pato Motown Band, and Charlie Beans - Doors open at 8pm - $8 - themagicbag.com - moderntribeartist@moderntribe.us

Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.