Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are back! They have a new album on the way, and the group recently released the first single off their newest collection, “Retreat!” After their stellar 2010 release I Learned the Hard Way, Jones and the Kings seem to have struck gold yet again. Their classic soul sound is just as refreshing today as it was in years past, but with one crucial difference: Sharon Jones sounds certifiably badass. She’s in a take-no-prisoners mood on this first taste of new music, with the title serving as a warning for anyone who dare get in her way. “What a fool you’d be to take me on,” she defiantly sings. The only thing more foolish would be not giving her your undivided attention.
Give The People What They Want is due out 6 August 2013.