The Suffers show off their instrumental chops and groove hard on new single “I Think I Love You”

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The Suffers | photo courtesy of the artist
The Suffers | photo courtesy of the artist

With a big band mentality and a passion for extending into a huge range of genres, The Suffers are back with a contagious new jam “I Think I Love You.” The single is the ten-piece Houston multi-instrumentalist collective’s first release since their impressive self titled debut in 2016. There are very few groups today that boast such a large spectrum of instruments while still being able to adequately cover genres all the way from reggae to trap, and The Suffers nail it across the board.

On the new track, which is hopefully a step towards a new album, vocalist Kam Franklin shows off her soul chops while still leaving room for the group’s horn section to jam out. “I Think I Love You” is a fast-paced ballad that incorporates a funky bongo backbeat, high-pitched keyboard accompaniment, and tight horn lines to assist Brown’s robust vocals. Just when you think the Suffers can do it all, trombonist Michael Razo shows off with a perfect trombone solo to cap off the last verse before the song hits the bridge. With a vintage big-band feel, jazz roots, and neo-soul sound, this song has us excited for whatever The Suffers has coming next..

With the release of “I Think I Love You”, The Suffers have revealed their 2018 Spring Tour dates (one of which is a World Cafe Live show in April) and are listed below. Check out the new single here, and revisit their XPNFest performance below.

The Suffers Spring 2018 Tour Dates

March 7 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
March 9 – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Santa Cruz, CA
March 11 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
March 14 –  Crystal Bay Club Casino Crown Room – Crystal Bay, NV
March 16 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
March 17 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
March 18 – The Imperial – Vancouver, BC
March 25 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
April 18 – The Barns At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
April 19 – World Cafe Live Downstairs – Philadelphia, PA
April 20 – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
April 21 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
April 24 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
April 26 – Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME
April 27 – Higher Ground – Showroom Lounge – Burlington, VT
April 28 – Bar Ritz – Montreal, QC
April 29 – The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON
May 1 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI

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