Soul Flow is a band from the Metro, St. Louis area whose been changing lives and bringing good vibes in every show of his. This group filled with ambitious musicians who mixes together various styles of music with hip-hop has made their mark in the areas of Sofar Sounds, and now they’re looking to play more shows and make a name for themselves!
Soul Flow has this refined soul you will find yourself cultivating and immersing yourself in! Don’t believe me? Take a listen to their single “Survive” and you will find yourself satisfied by the energy they present. It’s like Soul Flow lightly picks their listener up and allows them to float with the movement of the smooth-sailing melody. Like a nice breeze outside carrying you away, the atmospheric element in “Survive” was relentless. I LOVED the hook of this song. “We tryna get by, We Tryna fly, We tryna Survive” the vocalist sings, but instead of keeping it simple and boring, because I mean who likes things plain? He stretches out the notes on the ending word of each lyric. Like a smoothly connected melody, the tune was flawless! “Survive” was rich in texture and soul while remaining simple enough for the listener to follow the journey! It’s sculptural production was nicely delivered with ebullience. Soul Flow talent is remarkable!
Listen to "Survive" here and get to know more about Soul Flow below!
Hey Soul Flow! As a band, how do you guys manage to fuse the multiple different personalities and characters into the brand of SoulFlow?
For us at Soul Flow, we are able to bring everyone together because of our similar passions, dreams, and goals about music. We all have have different musical influences, but we have actually managed to make it all blend with our music. In the pursuit these dreams, we’ve all put our egos aside to complete the common task. There were a few times where our individual personalities did collide with the common goal, but we managed to work through those rough patches and come out with a bond that is stronger than ever.
We love a good story on how the formation of bands happens! How did you guys meet and form the project Soul Flow?
So it started with myself (Malcom) and Martin (guitarist) in the beginning. We left the military in pursuit of more than the world has to offer. After being for about two, we started doing local open mic shows as a family band. After a few shows, we heard about Sofar Sounds and wanted a piece of the action. We wanted to incorporate a new twist to the music we already, and that’s when we brought Moses (Vocalist) on board. At this point, the band was almost complete. But we still needed a drummer. We ended calling Eric (Drummer) and seeing if he would like to join the band. After we had our first band practice together, we knew that this was the beginning of something that was bigger than ourselves.
Let’s talk about this comforting record “Survive”. Despite the smooth-sailing instrumental playing and the unforgettable vocals (In which we couldn’t help but sing along with you guys because everything was so addictive!) what’s the lyrical message presented behind the record?
Behind the Lyrics of Survive, you find a meaning that everyone can relate too. We all struggle. In the Journey of life we find ourselves trying to just survive through obstacles we face and this Record was turned into a vent that echoed from your soul while going through the process. It’s like you’re put into the mindset of “Im trying my best, but the shit hurts.”
What inspired you to write “Survive” ?
At this point in time of our Journey all of was stressed. Searching for a pivotal breakthrough within ourselves and we were searching for a way to over come obstacles in the early band life. We had a practice one day just Vibing and Martin (guitarist) played a lick from survive and then Moses (Vocalist) stopped him and said play that again. Next thing you know the rest of the band is brainstorming putting the song together. It was like poetry.
What’s next for you guys? Any exciting upcoming shows?
So, we have quite a few plans for this year. We plan on going to the studio in July to record our new single “Summertime Love” and have a music following the release shortly after. Later this year, we plan on releasing our bands first album titled “The G.O.D” and hope to have that completed by November. As far as shows go, we just played a show in San Francisco with the Sofar Sounds team, and will be back for another show on June 15th. After that, we have Sofar Sounds San Diego on June 22nd and Sofar Sounds LA on July 13th. We are still looking for more shows and also for opportunities in the future to perform with some more of the local groups in the area.
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