Critically acclaimed Birmingham, Alabama octet St. Paul & The Broken Bones have released their highly anticipated new album, Young Sick Camellia. Young Sick Camellia contains nine songs infused with the band's cross-section of soul, rock 'n' roll, R&B and funk, mixed with passion, intensity and a boundary-blurring musical exploration that has become synonymous with St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The band teamed up with celebrated R&B/hip-hop/dance producer Jack Splash for Young Sick Camellia, whose work appears on albums by Solange, Kendrick Lamar, Diplo, Alicia Keys, Cee Lo Green, Mayer Hawthorne and many more.
Following the success of their debut album Half The City (2014), St. Paul & The Broken Bones made a strong statement and cemented their identity with 2016's critically acclaimed follow up, Sea Of Noise. The sophomore album firmly established the group as a smart, thoughtful, socially-conscious band with much to say. Led by the insightful lyrics and extraordinary vocals of exhilarating front man Paul Janeway, St. Paul & The Broken Bones possess the unique ability to make you dance and shout while simultaneously making you think. The combination proved impactful as the band was the subject of features in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Paste, Garden & Gun, NPR, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press, while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, CBS Saturday Morning and Austin City Limits. View all press highlights here.
Where Sea Of Noise featured an outward looking commentary on the current state of our society, Young Sick Camellia looks deeply inward featuring Janeway's most personal lyrics to date. The singer dives into his own family dynamic, addressing generational differences while also searching to find common ground. How can we love those so dear to us while their thoughts, opinions and experiences are diametrically opposed to our own? How do we understand and relate to each other? Janeway began to focus on how each generation views the one that preceded them. The process was and continues to be cathartic with more exploration ahead.
Over the course of the last four years, St. Paul & The Broken Bones - Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Al Gamble (keys), Andrew Lee (drums), Allen Bransetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone) and Jeronne Ansari (sax) - have become one the most exciting and explosive must-see live bands.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones make new fans out of anyone who experiences a performance, with no limitations. The band was selected by The Rolling Stones to open two stadium shows and befriended by Sir Elton John who invited the group to play his annual Oscar party, where he performed alongside them. Janeway has built a reputation as one of music's most electrifying front men and the Broken Bones are a full-on rhythmic powerhouse.
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