At the end of June, Roots N Blues alumnus St. Paul & the Broken Bones tweeted out several photos of flowers with single-word captions before completely wiping their account and announcing the upcoming release of a new record in early September. The new record is titled Young Sick Camellia and will follow up 2016’s Sea of Noise, and by the sound of their single “Apollo” — it’s going to be a groove one.
“Apollo” fits in perfectly with the summer vibe of the music I’ve been listening to lately. It makes you want to throw your sunglasses on, roll your windows down and dance obnoxiously at stoplights. Or dance alone in your kitchen while cooking dinner. Or just dance for no reason.
That’s one of my favorite things about this band. You find yourself dancing, toe-tapping or swaying to each song they put out, whether it’s an upbeat polished groove like “Apollo” or a somber ballad like “Broken Bones & Pocket Change” (off of their 2014 release Half the City).
I’m excited to see what kind of evolution of sound Camellia will bring for St. Paul, and I’m hopeful that we’ll get a couple more singles ahead of the start of their fall tour (with equally as beautiful single artwork.)
Full dates for the band’s touring schedule and information on how to snag tickets to see them live are all available on their website. If you have a chance to catch them in your city — take it. I guarantee you won’t regret it.