Every once in a while you hear something instantly raises your eyebrows and you must know who is creating it. That is what happened to me when I first heard Fitz & The Tantrums.
Mainly because in this day and age soul music isn't nearly as popular as it once was in the 60's. And that's a real shame if you ask me. Some of the best songs ever made are soul songs. "Change Is Gonna Come" ,"My Girl" and "Where Did Our Love Go" just to name a few and I could go on and on.
Fitz & The Tantrums come to us from Los Angeles and began when the groups leader Michael Fitzpatrick purchased a old church organ for $50 from a friends roommate who needed money for a last minute move.
Fitzpatrick found that the organ inspired his songwriting and began writing what was to be Fitz & The Tantrums first EP Songs For A Breakup Vol.1. Once friend James King was brought into the fold to add horn arrangements they knew they were onto to something and Fitz & The Tantrums were born.
These sharply dressed gentlemen have a sound that would fit nicely into any Stax or Motown Records catalogue and I think you'll agree their first single "Breakin The Chains Of Love" is a undeniably catchy song and once you've reached the first hook your eyebrows will be raised as well. Its yours to download below.
Fitz & The Tantrums - Breakin The Chains Of Love
Fitz & The Tantrums Motown Records Stax Records