There’s something completely mad going on in Manchester and it’s coming directly from Pieces Of A Man, the six-man strong collective from the UK. Today the group shares the new single “Listen” and it’s completely mind-boggling. It’s infectious Manchester Soul with strong leanings and an identity that can only have been made by this group of individuals that hold strong senses of melody and harmony.
The single is taken from their forthcoming debut album, Made In Pieces, (produced by Zed Bias and featuring Amp Fiddler), due out July 12 on Tru Thoughts, “Listen” oozes funk and soul confidence with a deep groove, while thematically tackling communication. The song was begat from frontman/synth/talkboxer To!u A¡ayi’s personal struggle of coming out to his mother: “It went terribly, but we build from brokenness.” The single gives listeners a taste of what the group has in store.