Replicating the sound of a bygone era so lovingly won’t always have the intended effect. If you’ve heard something before, why would you want to hear it again? Well, Burger Records signing Curtis Harding certainly understands how to approach this in the right way, and his debut single avoids the pitfall of replicating something too unflinchingly. “Keep On Shining” sounds like less of a rehash, and more of a continuation. With its crisp production, the single borrows heavily from ’60s soul without depending on it too much. Harding’s debut album, Soul Power, will be out April 22 through Burger Records.
Listen to the soulful “Keep On Shining” below.