Tortured Soul

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House live trio Tortured Soul with 5 tracks over 1 million streams each, returns with their latest single feat. Lisa Shaw

Tortured Soul is 100% live modern, deep, soulful, house music freed from the DJ Booth. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave, and Kool & The Gang, Tortured Soul is a collective of incredible international musicians united under a groove-centered rhythm. Frontman and songwriter, John-Christian Urich, leads the group while simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery. Bass (Ernie Mckone, Bryan Ladd) and keys (Isamu McGregor, Randy Emata, Joel Martin) combine to form the pulsating rhythm and melodic joy that is integral to the Tortured Soul sound.

Likened to "The Roots of House Music", Tortured Soul’s sound is reminiscent of Neo-Soul groups like Jamiroquai or Brand New Heavies, while also being influenced by the contemporary freshness of House purveyors like Joey Negro and Louie Vega and Nu Disco artists like Soul Clap and Purple Disco Machine.

For their latest release, Tortured Soul has joined forces with Lisa Shaw for a deep house love duet. “I Wish You Were Here” is a sweet serenade between Lisa Shaw and John Christian Urich—a song of reassurance that a blissful time is in store once they are reunited! Despite having been in the deep-house music scene simultaneously for years, this marks the first time Tortured Soul and Lisa Shaw have collaborated. 

"I Wish You Were Here" will be released on Friday, April 20th 2020.