Hailing from Brooklyn, the soulful sounds of SUNDUB are finally coming to streaming outlets tomorrow with their inaugural single “Burden of Love”! The track, off the band's forthcoming debut album, features the talents of Easy Star All-Stars' Chronic Horns and Larry McDonald, not to mention that it was mixed by Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills! Quite an impressive lineup, considering it's SUNDUB's first recorded release. Yet, this funky, groovy reggae band is far from the bottom of the totem pole, with the brother-sister team of Joanna and Ben Teters holding down the proverbial helm since the band's 2013 formation. Now, six years later, Top Shelf Reggae is proud to host the world premiere of “Burden of Love”, a single that shows off the band's unlimited potential they've had all along.
“Burden of Love” shines a light on the rush of emotions enveloping a budding relationship… yet forewarns that every rose has its thorns.
With a danceable reggae beat and a cool guitar guiding the way, the track unfolds as an apprehensive love song (hence the title). “Burden of Love” shines a light on the rush of emotions enveloping a budding relationship… yet forewarns that every rose has its thorns. Sure, you want to cast aside “the doubts you've held onto” as you free fall into the unknown, but moving mountains for love also comes with a “price you will pay”. “When you love someone and you don't see their face… // When you wake up in a lonely place…,” Joanna sings, “That's the burden of love.” With gentle harmonized backup vocals delivering this missive, the chorus is as beautiful as it's bittersweet. A balance act, just like love.
Be the first to tune into this steamy hot jam before it hits digital outlets tomorrow by clicking the stream below! SUNDUB plans on releasing the full album mid-June, celebrating at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on June 13th. For more information on SUNDUB and their music, visit www.sundubmusic.com.