Up-and-coming funk outfit The Grease Traps will release its debut album this fall.
The band is scheduled to release its debut album, Solid Ground Nov. 5 through Record Kicks. In anticipation of the record’s forthcoming release, the band premiered a teaser for the record’s lead single, ‘Bird of Paradise’ Sept. 16.
The teaser presents the song as a full-on funky composition, complete with horns, keyboards, catchy hooks and choruses. It immediately lends itself to comparisons to works from the likes of James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, and Stevie Wonder.
The song’s lyrical theme is relatively obvious even with only a portion of the song featured in the teaser. The theme is that of a man trying to impress a woman. That theme is especially translated through the song’s video, which features a male bird doing a mating dance for its potential mate as the song plays over the visualization.
Guitarist Kevin O’Dea talked about the group’s new single in a prepared statement.
“‘Bird of Paradise’ was the first original we recorded at Transistor Sound Studio with Kelly Finnigan and Ian McDonald of Monophonics,” he said. “It was conceived to be a split A and B side on a 45, with the main groove as Part 1 and the breakdown as Part II, similar to some of our favorite James Brown tracks. However, we opted to fade out a little early to make room for the slow-burning original we recorded right after that on the B side.”
Added O’Dea, “If you’ve ever seen a live Grease Traps show, you’ll recognize some of the Gata’s dance moves as bearing a striking resemblance to the bird of paradise’s dance of seduction. It is a dance, it is a state of mind, and now it’s a nasty groove”.
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