I really don’t know how to dance. But I really do like songs that make me feel like I’m in Hairspray. “Your Love,” Aussie group Saskwatch’s first single off their upcoming debut album, is one of those songs.
The nu-funk/soul movement, inspired by big-band sound with all the horn instruments and swinging tempos that that entails, is an exciting one to watch, with artists like Raphael Saadiq, Fitz and the Tantrums (who have a new album coming out!), and French belter Ben L’Oncle Soul at the vanguard. As sensationalist as it might sound, I think it’s truly a testament to how regenerative music can be, that genres can keep reinventing themselves when artists can transform an older sound into a new one while maintaining its timeless element. “Your Love” sounds like a mix Etta James’ “Something’s Got a Hold on Me” and The Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” with a fantastic sprinkle of new pop.
Doing the Twist will never, ever go out of style.