Video Premiere: Busty and the Bass go to France in “Things Change”
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Busty and the Bass

Nine-piece collective, Busty and the Bass reveal their latest video “Things Change” off their debut full-length album, Uncommon Good.

The Montreal-based band connected over a shared passion for jazz. However with nine members, the musical influences between them is quite eclectic. Uncommon Good carefully highlights these musical flavors which blends everything from disco, funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel.

Busty and the Bass worked with veteran producer/mixer Neal Pogue (Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nikki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, Lil Wayne), on Uncommon Good to merge their influences ranging from Michael Jackson and James Blake, to Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo. “Neal was the nucleus around which the entire project came together, bringing together all the diverse voices that make up the band and helping us create a cohesive body of work,” says bassist Milo Johnson.

Included in the mix is “Things Change“, a down-tempo R&B ballad about how quickly life can change. The music video features four members atop a seaside cliff at golden hour off the west coast of France. There’s a tenderness and melancholy in singer Nick Ferraro’s vocals, and a soulfulness bolstered by the saxophone, trombone, keys, bass, and in the video, the sound of waves crashing in the background.

“‘Things Change” is our experience of coming to terms with growing up” says Ferraro. “We wrote it pretty fresh out of school full of energy, confusion and lacking direction.”

For the video the band wanted something simple and striking: “We decided to strip it down and film in the most beautiful place we could get to,” explains Ferraro. “Our friend/videographer Greg McCahon found a lighthouse on the west coast of France and we showed up at 6am to catch the sunrise and the cold morning vibes.”

2017 saw Busty and the Bass performing at SXSW and UK’s The Great Escape, in addition to opening for Anderson Paak earlier this summer at the Montreal Jazz Festival. The band is currently on tour across North America. See dates below.

Listen to Busty and The Bass’ “Things Change” now and check out Uncommon Good here.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
11.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
12.01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.02 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
12.06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
12.07 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
12.08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
02.09 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
02.10 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
02.13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
02.14 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
02.15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
02.16 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
02.17 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs Indoors
02.18 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (Cambridge Room)
02.20 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02.22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
02.24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
02.25 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
03.01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
03.03 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03.04 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03.06 – Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom
03.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
03.09 – Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
03.10 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle Vinyl Tavern

photo by: Kelly Jacob
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