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First Impression

by True Loves

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"First Impression” by the True Loves showcases their signature dirty guitar, in-your-face-drumming and powerhouse horn section. As one of Seattle’s beloved premiere funk and soul acts, the track is a testament to the finesse of an ensemble of veteran musicians coming together and writing music in a group setting. The song started out as the rhythm section jamming on a groove at rehearsal one night. The horns, just hanging out and enjoying the music, eventually joined in with a more simple version of what would become the crisp and punchy melody you hear now. “First Impression” displays the harder funk side of their catalog in the vein of iconic horn-fueled acts such as Tower of Power, Chicago and Parliament. Guitarist Jimmy James and tenor saxophonist Gordon Brown are the featured soloists and as the song reaches the apex of the horn a capella soli, percussionist Iván Galvéz simmers the vibe down with a timbale feature to fade the song out. The track is the second single off of the band’s forthcoming second full-length album ‘Sunday Afternoon’ being released by Color Red on May 28, 2021.


released January 22, 2021
Producer - True Loves

Jason Cressey - Trombone
Greg Kramer - Trombone
Gordon Brown - Tenor Saxophone
Skerik - Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy James - Guitar (Electric)
Bryant Moore - Bass Guitar (Electric)
David McGraw - Drums
Iván Galvez - Percussion Instruments, Congas

Tracking Engineer - Floyd Reitsma
Studio Litho

Mixing Engineer - Floyd Reitsma
Studio Litho

Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering


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True Loves Seattle, Washington

Listening to the abundant sounds of the Seattle-based funk & soul group, The True Loves, is like walking down a favorite neighborhood street, slapping-five with friends, checking up with clerks in their stores, admiring your own dark
sun-glassed face in their windows, ducking under flowerpots and smelling the familiar smells of your most cherished locale. The band is its own block party.
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