An exciting and striking single- “Special Thing” is Calumet’s anthem of tolerance and equality, driving audiences towards recognizing the bare humanity within
Phoenix, Arizona — August 24th, 2023 – With their latest single “Special Thing,” released on August 5th, the iconic multi-racial, multi-gender, and multi-generational band Calumet aims to infuse positivity and unity into the airwaves.
Drawing inspiration from legendary groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Earth, Wind & Fire, Calumet’s “Special Thing” transcends genres, ushering in a soul-stirring blend of pop, funk, and timeless musicality.
With a mission to bridge the gap between individuals and promote a spirit of recognizing the shared humanity, the band’s single is a sonic manifestation of hope, echoing the mantra that life is too short for hate and division.
Crafted by Calumet guitarist Jason Mitchell, “Special Thing” encapsulates a profound realization inspired by a chance encounter.
After meeting Billy Abril, the director of a Haitian relief charity organization, Jason was struck by the stark contrast between those who selflessly alleviate the suffering of others and the prevalence of trivial disputes in everyday life. This poignant insight became the driving force behind “Special Thing,” a musical call to arms for embracing the beauty of life and the consciousness that accompanies it.
An ensemble of remarkable talent brings “Special Thing” to life. Eric Mobley’s charismatic lead vocal and keyboard prowess, Jason Mitchell’s intricate guitar work, Julian Mitchell’s rhythmic drumming, Kendall Davis’ compelling vocals, Larry Brodie and David Moore’s saxophone magic, and Chris Starks’ resonant bass coalesce into an entrancing symphony of sound.
The band masterfully weaves conscious lyricism into infectious melodies, leading listeners on a journey of introspection and connection. Through the intoxicating rhythms and harmonies of “Special Thing,” Calumet challenges rigid societal norms.
By addressing the toxic political climate in the United States and echoing the sentiments of unity and tolerance, Calumet’s artistry underscores the importance of recognizing our shared humanity.
Visit Calumet’s official music streaming platforms to stream the stunning new single- “Special Thing”! Experience the harmonious resonance of their message and connect with the artists on Facebook for regular updates and insights on new and upcoming music! For interviews, reviews, and inquiries, reach out to Calumet at [email protected].
Calumet’s journey began in 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona, when Eric “ET” Mobley and Jason “JJ” Mitchell embarked on a musical odyssey. What initially started as a funk and soul cover band soon evolved into an artistic force that birthed original compositions.
Over the years, Calumet’s lineup evolved, showcasing the fluid nature of life and creativity. In 2002, the band unveiled their debut album, “Retro Energy,” setting the stage for their emergence as a prominent musical entity. Performances at renowned venues and alongside iconic artists like Al Green, Kool & the Gang, and George Benson solidified Calumet’s place in the industry. After a hiatus, Calumet resurfaced in 2018, with Eric and Jason leading a new ensemble of talented musicians.
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