Atlanta-based Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics take a page from the classic soul and R&B songbook, but also write in fresh production and Velle’s smoky, powerhouse vocals to the sonic storyline.
Praise from MTV, The New York Daily News, and Paste, as well as rising record sales in a music industry downturn, highlight Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics’ reach and staying power.
The DIY band has landed in the Top 30 of Billboard’s Heatseeker list, slotted at #4 on iTunes’ R&B charts, and received over a million streams on Spotify. They’ve opened for legends The Temptations, as well as shared bills with esteemed artists like Erykah Badu, Feist, and Kendrick Lamar.
New throwback tune Call Out My Name is a Stax-influenced page-turner, delivering retro-soul oomph with its thick horns, strutting beat, and Velle’s expressive vocals. Time to get down!
Written by: Jen Dan