LA-based electro-soul group, B00TY have released their highly anticipated new single, “Matter of Time” featuring Carl McIntosh of legendary UK R&B group, Loose Ends. Self produced by B00TY, the track is a masterstroke of cool, sensual neo-soul, with a smooth-as-silk groove recalling the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, crossed with the alluring pop sensibility of, say, Hall & Oates, a bit of Bee-Gees disco vibes and a dash of Hot Chip’s modern electronic sensibility.
“Matter Of Time” is the lead single from B00TY’s forthcoming LP, currently being produced by the trusted, masterful hands of Om’Mas Keith and his unassuming musical wizardry.
Songwriters and producers Edan Frei and Adam Epelbaum originally met as students in the UCLA Theater, Film & Television program – they’ve been inseparable ever since – before music pretty much took over their lives, with them even ending up renting Jim Morrison’s old apartment together. Adopting the B00TY moniker, it was comedian/beatboxer Reggie Watts who actually booked their first show. They would go on to sign with Geffen, who put out their 2019 EP High Art; (which amassed critical praise), but after parting ways with the major label, they were quickly courted by Miller, joining an ATU roster that already includes ADP, Gumbo, Wxlf and Through the Static.
B00TY can be described as the ideal visceral hedonistic party hang for anyone seeking to channel themselves back to the original vibe of 1970s primetime Sly & The Family Stone, via the modern sensibilities of Kaytranada and Calvin Harris. And the new single arguably has “destiny” written all over it, resulting from a spontaneous meeting of the musical minds between Frei and Loose Ends frontman McIntosh.
“I was in London for a Common show,” Frei recalls (B00TY had already collab’d with the conscious rapper on his recent album, ‘A Beautiful Revolution pt 1’), ”and Adrian said I had to meet Carl McIntosh while I was there.” Adrian comments, “Loose Ends is one of my favorite R&B acts and even to be able to get him on a phone call is an accomplishment. To put him with what I see to be the next HALL & OATES was a natural connection.”
Edan continues, “The connection was instant with Carl. We made the beat together at his studio. I threw down a hook, and sent it to Adam back in LA, who finished the vocals in a day.”
Frei explains, “In addition to it being a love song, it’s just that idea of whatever it is you’re going for, if you really believe in it, it’s just a matter of time.”
“Coming from an improv background, free-styling melodies and lyrics is one of my absolute joys,” Epelbaum enthuses. “Despite our band name, we definitely take the music-making process seriously.”
An initial run of summer live shows are confirmed for:
JUL 24 B00TY opening for Nate Smith & Tim Lefebure @ Bass Bash in Chicago
AUG 20 B00TY & Tolliver @ The Echo in LA
AUG 27 B00TY @ Soho House NYC