Based out of St. Petersburg, FL is a six-piece musical collective known as The Hip Abduction who have released their first single of 2018 with the drop of “Come On Get Up.” While details on a new album are not available, the new single shows promise to an evolving sound from the groups 2016 full length of Gold Under The Glow.
How do you describe The Hip Abduction? They sum it up as an independent alternative tropical pop outfit. Myself, personally? I just call it original wanderlust feel good music. The type of music you play shirtless on your way to go parasailing, sky-diving or falling in love during the summer. It instigates adrenaline & exhileration, like the need to have it during or following the album. Hell, the group formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.
The Hip Abduction includes David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson (baritone and tenor sax), Sean Fote (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and John Holt III (kamale ngoni, guitar, vocals).
Their new song, produced by Kenny Carkeet (formerly of AWOLNATION), is a dance track titled “Come On Get Up,” meant to get you off your feet to shake off the negative feels from heartbreak. This is not a stagnant reproduction of what they’ve released over 3 albums but a natural progression from where they left off. That doesn’t mean its a great, groundbreaking new addition to their repertoire, either. Don’t let me oversell it, but in looking at their body of work, this song is telling in that its not them trying to make another version of their most popular tracks. I’d likened them to a newer generation John Brown’s Body, giving wings to progressive roots music with their electric and authentic musicianship.
Front-man David New details the new song, saying: “At some point in life, there’s a good chance you will get your heart broken and or break the heart of someone you love. Either way, the after effects can tear you down to your core. This song is about going thru that. The song is a wish for both sides. The process of turning grief into catharsis by returning to the earth to find yourself.”
The single comes at a perfect time as the group plans to perform at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado before visiting California for the first time this May when they play the 9th Annual California Roots Music & Arts Festival. You can find all of their upcoming tour-dates below. You can stream their music to your preference or own it via iTunes by clicking HERE!
Watch: The Hip Abduction – “Come Alive”