As the release of his new album nears, SOUL. reflects on the journey that culminated stepping back into his musical lane. "This album started with a simple moment of frustration,” says SOUL. “I was having a rough day, and I decided to sit behind my keyboard and play the stress away." 6 weeks, and 21 songs later, the much anticipated album, “Love Overboard” is here. His first album to be released on the SoulSound Entertainment label, Love Overload gives us a peek into the mind of the man. While the whole album has an overall feel of warmth, each song offers it's own perspective on love. "Can We Make Love" is an interpretation of Song of Solomon from the Bible. "Don't Let Them In" was written while watching a couple on the evening news fight to keep their home intact in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Songs like "Online Luv" and "Higher", both mid temple records reminiscent of jam sessions in a juke joint, feature a funky and smooth organ playing behind Soul's tenor vocals. The leadoff single "Beautiful" speaks to an affirmation of self-love, remembering the beauty you possess at all times. The whole album plays like a classic vinyl record from your parent’s record collection.
SOUL. has always had a classic touch to the music he writes. It started back in Philadelphia where he was born and raised. His family was full of musicians and singers and SOUL. was no different. He began his journey in the same place as many of the soul singers of times past…in church, singing on the choir. All during that time, Soul was singing in acapella quartet groups. It was there, in the groups, where he would master the art of harmonizing. By 14, Soul was creating full gospel songs in his mother's basement. These songs were complete with structure, emotion and passion. By the time Soul graduated Germantown High, he had taught himself how to play the piano. In college, it was no different. The years after grade school saw Soul following his musical dream. He performed all over the country, worked with major producers, and was even signed to record deals. After working within the music industry for some years, SOUL. decided to take a break in the mid 2000's. During this break he became active in his community, organizing community events, working with non-profits, even running for elected office. Throughout that time away from the music industry, the passion for his first love still tugged at his heart.
Soul acknowledges the support he's been given since his return, "I'm so excited about returning to the stage", says Soul, while rehearsing for his a pre-album release show. "I've been blessed to have some of the most talented musicians in the business behind me." This album will mark Soul's first official release, and he wrote and produced the whole album. When asked about the album and its conception, Soul says, "I wrote songs everyday. Sometimes two a day. My studio became a mecca for this amazing creative energy..." That creative energy has created nothing short of a “Love Overload.” "Through the course of my life…I’ve had such a distinct relationship with music. During the making of this album, I was blessed to fall in love with music again. And thankfully, she fell back in love with me."