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“Tower of Power remains as vital and full of life-affirming funk and soul, if not more, as they were in 1968. The band’s dedication, hard work and connection to us long-time fans prove that a good idea is timeless” – NPR
The renowned horn-driven soul/RnB/rock/pop/funk outfit Tower of Power (or TOP , as it is more often referred to by its global legion of fans), has been rocking their sound since 1968 – infusing Soul (with a capital S) into the music industry for 52 years. Fast forward, after celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the critically acclaimed 2018 release of “Soul Side of Town”, Tower of Power stirs it up for the launch of their next album – STEP UP. Hot off their buzzing NAMM Show where they performed in front of thousands of enthusiastic attendees at the Yamaha Grand Plaza Stage close out, Tower of Power is ready to unleash their newest genre-blending explosion of sound on March 20, 2020.
Although the 14 tracks of this album were written and arranged in a careful 6-year-long process, the album itself was recorded in the same sessions with Soul Side of Town. When the band, along with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Joe Vannelli, recorded enough great material for two full albums, they decided to split the releases up and keep STEP UP as their launch into the new decade. The record features heartfelt lyrics from Stephen “Doc” Kupka . Now, with clever lyrics, funky arrangements, and tremendous musicality, Tower of Power step up their game with STEP UP, releasing March 20th, 2020.