ROBERT FINLEY’S DAN AUERBACH PRODUCED ALBUM, SHARECROPPER’S SON IS OUT NOW VIA EASY EYE SOUND
FINLEY APPEARS ON NPR’S MORNING EDITION
FINLEY PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR MAKE ME FEEL ALRIGHT WITH SPIN
WATCH ROBERT’S PERFORMANCE OF SOULED OUT ON YOU ON CBS THIS MORNING SATURDAY'S SATURDAY SESSIONS HERE
“THE GREATEST LIVING SOUL SINGER” REFLECTS ON GROWING UP IN THE JIM CROW ERA SOUTH AND BECOMING AN OVERNIGHT SOUL SENSATION AFTER 67 YEARS OF HARD WORK
LISTEN TO SHARECROPPER'S SON HERE
“Sharecropper’s Son is a reflective look at his Louisiana upbringing and the realization of his musical dreams” - Rolling Stone
“Soul phenom Robert Finley makes up for lost time” - Garden & Gun
“Sharecropper’s Son foregrounds Finley’s expressive vocals -
from gruff tenor to soulful falsetto” - Mojo
“Finley's mesmerizing voice... defies neat categories.” - GRAMMY.com
“Blessed with a mesmerizing voice and an engaging story to tell, this singer-songwriter defies categorizing and just makes Black music that feels good.” - EBONY
“Finely has a voice so distinctive and compelling that it can’t be ignored.” - AVClub
“There’s an undeniable element of authenticity with Finley’s music and ‘Country Boy’ is no exception” - Under The Radar
“‘Country Boy’ is chock-full of soul and blues highlighting Finley’s falsetto stylings.” - Paste
“A soulful take on the blues, warping Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
into something a little more conventional.” - Flood
Toronto, ON – May 21, 2021 – Today, “the greatest living soul singer,” Robert Finley, released his career defining new album on Easy Eye Sound. A soulful masterpiece written by Finley and co-written by Dan Auerbach, it features blues veterans and studio legends who have worked with everyone from Elvis to Wilson Pickett. He also debuted a new music video for the track, Make Me Feel Alright, which premiered exclusively with SPIN.com.
Reflecting on the track, Finley stated, “Make Me Feel Alright is about not looking for love, but for companionship. Sometimes you want to find someone to have a good time without judgement or baggage. There’s nothing like going to a club and having a good time. You meet someone, have a fun night and then go your separate ways with your own problems at the end of the night but still experience love in the moment.”
Sharecropper’s Son received high praise from tastemaker media including Rolling Stone who described Finely’s vocals as the perfect combination of “weathered and expressive.” Mojo described the album as “pure Hill Country hypnotic boogie.” AVClub claimed, “Finely has a voice so distinctive and compelling that it can’t be ignored.” GRAMMY.comdiscussed how Finley defies genres stating, “Finley's mesmerizing voice... defies neat categories.” Under The Radar said, “There’s an undeniable element of authenticity with Finley’s music and ‘Country Boy’ is no exception.”
Finley also appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition this week, discussing the new record.
Before his rapid ascent, Finley overcame divorce, house fires, an automobile accident and losing his sight in his 60s, to finally pursue his musical dream and become an overnight soul sensation after 67 years of hard work. Since the release of his Dan Auerbach produced debut, Goin’ Platinum, he’s toured the world, received critical acclaim and even made the semifinals of America’s Got Talent.
His latest album tells his life’s story and is rooted in the classic sounds of southern soul, country, rhythm and blues. With songwriting by Finley, Auerbach, Bobby Wood, and contributions from respected country songwriter Pat McLaughlin,Sharecropper’s Son also features an all-star band including guitar expertise from Auerbach himself, Kenny Brown, Russ Pahl and Billy Sanford. They are joined by other notables: Bobby Wood, Gene Chrisman, Nick Movshon, Eric Deaton, Dave Roe and Sam Bacco.
The fire behind the conflagrant performances on Sharecropper’s Son is ignited by Finley, who has cited a range of vocal influences, including Al Green, Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles, Elvis, James Brown and The Beatles, all inspiring his genre diverse and formidable vocal approach, which take centre stage and encapsulate his remarkable life. Finley’s tales of pain and joy uplift as he shares his belief that you are never too young to dream and never too old to live.
Sharecropper’s Son is out now on Easy Eye Sound. Exclusive sunrise yellow vinyl, available from the Easy Eye Sound store only. For more information, please visit here.
1. Souled Out On You
2. Make Me Feel Alright
3. Sharecropper's Son
4. Better Than I Treat Myself
5. Country Child
6. Starting To See
7. I Can Feel Your Pain
8. My Story
9. Country Boy
10. All My Hope