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Laughing Hearts

by Amandla

Fusing soul-rock, folk psychedelia and an alternative R & B sound, amandla is fronted by Claude Coleman, Jr, the 25 years and still going strong veteran of Ween. Laughing Hearts is his newest and third amandla release.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Follow What Brings You
5:00 album only
2. Summer Road
4:28 album only
3. Laughing Hearts
4:54 album only
4. Stay Awake
4:37 album only
5. Drawdown
4:39 album only
6. Talking Sweet
5:00 album only
7. In a Lovesong
3:27 album only
8. Lolina
3:31 album only
9. Rest of Your Story
4:22 album only
10. Forever for Always
5:07 album only
11. I Get Around
3:26 album only


Album Notes
On amandla’s third record by Ween veteran drummer Claude Coleman Jr, he keeps it true to its broad universe of styles. Laughing Hearts is a deeply multi-textural stew, going from pop rock to blues, R&B, funk, and alt-country, with a unique wit of writing craft and a modern approach. The sounds conjure up moods of romanticism, psychedelia, positivity and charm with an underlying current of soulfulness. From the summer pop anthem of Summer Deep to the brooding drama of Forever For Always, reviews are calling it "a masterpiece", and again features Coleman performing on all instruments, engineering and producing.

Much like it’s predecessor The Full Catastrophe - reviewed as 'a minor masterpiece' - Laughing Hearts was created during a period of personal collapse for the veteran Ween drummer, followed by relocation, resettling and regrowth. Recorded in studios across the country, it is a portrayal of journeys and landscapes, and the discoveries of new truths. It is his strongest record to date and has garnered raving early reviews. Guests on Laughing Hearts include Kirk Kirkwood and Mike Dillon.

Laughing Hearts is the third record released for amandla, and was released on Valentine's Day, 2017. amandla’s first two records were independently released to critical acclaim; the last release The Full Catastrophe, was a record almost cut short by a near-fatal car accident and took four years to finish, following a miraculous recovery featured on national news. The record has garnered reviews such as ‘A minor masterpiece’.

Currently amandla is performing dates throughout the year in support of Laughing Hearts, bringing its sounds and styles to eager listeners worldwide.



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