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"The Reply is a Toronto based soul band consisting of James Bond (keys/vocals), Carl Nanders (bass/vocals), Freek Siezenga (guitar) and Scott Mckean (drums/percussion) who bring you real music about real life.
Soul music (in the way The Reply understands it) is real music about real life. It's international, intercultural, interracial and interclass. It asks hard questions. It sings about love and commitment without being just pop music. It's not afraid to speak about politics, race and justice, but it's not just protest music. It’s never gimmick, and it doesn’t date. It's about right now: love and loss, right and wrong, rich and poor. It's life music. Freedom Music. *Soul* music.
In a musical landscape where almost everything is referential it's hard to acknowledge a deep musical heritage without becoming nostalgic or appropriative. Trying to copy a sound misses the point: great soul is not a guitar sound, an organ sound, or a bassline. Great soul was, is, and will be as innovative and varied as any genre, growing and changing through every artist. And so great soul just *is*... if you love soul music, you know when you're hearing something soulful. It doesn't have to have horns; it doesn't have to not have a guitar solo. It's a feeling. It lifts you. It speaks to your heart and moves your body.
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