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Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings ‘Give the People What They Want’ With New Album And Single

Written by Mike Hohnen on October 10, 2013

It’s going to take more than illness to hold back Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings and their forthcoming album Give The People What They Want. Following a brief setback after frontwoman Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer, the band is back, locking in a release date for their new album and unveiling the lead track Retreat!

Initially, the album was slated for an August 2013 release, though plans were put on hold so Jones could focus on getting better. Following a successful operation, continuous treatment and a whole lotta positive vibes, things are once again pushing forward for the band, who have confirmed the new release date of Friday, 10th January.

Given the band’s ability to handcraft memories and experiences, rather than just songs, Retreat! seems an appropriate introduction to the album. The foreboding, thunderous instrumentals sustain an upbeat tempo, keeping the energy high for the subsequent tracks.

You can watch the fresh clip for Retreat! below, and take a squiz at the track list below.

Watch: Sharon Jones And The Dap-Kings – Retreat!

Give The People What They Want Tracklisting

Side One:
Retreat!
Stranger To My Happiness
We Get Along
You’ll Be Lonely
Now I See

Side Two:
Making Up And Breaking Up
(And Making Up And Breaking Up Over Again)
Get Up And Get Out
Long Time, Wrong Time
People Don’t Get What They Deserve
Slow Down, Love

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