Oliver Kennan leads his band through "The One" in new music video at Groundsounds

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GroundSounds is giving high praise to the new Oliver Kennan video for latest single “The One,” saying “Impressive is an understatement. The video is a cool look inside the studio, with a fantastic ensemble performance. Kennan’s crisp, soulful vocals are a welcome throwback, guiding the feel-good track. If this is what we can expect from his upcoming album Oh Boy, we’re in for a treat.” Debut album arrives from Hornblow Recordings on May 10th.

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NYC-raised band leader Oliver Kennan is songwriter, guitarist, vocalist behind one of city’s most exciting soul ensembles. Debut out May 10th.

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‘Waiting’ is a modern take on the rock and soul of the past,” says Oliver Kennan. “It’s the classic story of a young man searching for love in the loneliest big city in the world, NYC.”

The music calls back the up-tempo funk of Tower of Power circa “What is Hip” with a contemporary swagger and Oliver plays the part of the lonely loverboy with equal parts conviction and good humor.

The band channeled the vintage sounds of their favorite records by recording live to tape at The Bunker Studios and Thump Studios in Brooklyn. The track was produced by Graham Stone and mastered by Bob Ludwig.

Oh Boy arrives May 10th via Hornblow Recordings.

NYC-based band leader Oliver Kennan to release debut album, May 10th

Beneath Oliver Kennan’s youthful appearance lies an old soul. A first listen to his debut album Oh Boy (May 10th, Hornblow Recordings) makes it clear that his internal jukebox is stocked with classic 45s from the golden age of soul and funk. On Oh Boy, Kennan is spinning bits and pieces of those records into something entirely his own. The jukebox is stocked with modern hits, too: Kennan’s stated influences range from Otis Redding to Arcade Fire, Dr. John to Radiohead, and Wilson Pickett to Amy Winehouse. Kennan’s vocals, songwriting, and guitar playing skills honor all of his heroes, classic and contemporary, but his greatest talent may be in leading his band. The ensemble is comprised of accomplished performers in their own right, and together they are one of the city’s most exciting soul ensembles. Watch out for Oh Boy, the debut album by Oliver Kennan, arriving May 10th.