Listen to the new track “Rope”
from Detroit’s Empty Houses
Debut album out 1st July on Sargent House
Empty Houses have just premiered their latest single, “Rope” on Exclaim who wrote, “The track is a reverb-washed blues romp, featuring rollicking guitars and pounding drums. Singer Ali Shea is particularly striking, proclaiming her devotion to a troubled relationship with her fiery lead vocals. These elements combine to recall five decades of Detroit music, drawing influence from the sweetly soulful sounds of Motown to the explosive blues of Jack White’s projects.”
Empty Houses formed in 2014 when vocalist Ali Shea began writing songs with Adam Mercer and David Mackinder (both of Detroit band, Fireworks), quickly discovering a truly potent chemistry between themselves. United by a love for their regional forebears at Motown, the trio set out to create a timeless breed of feel-good music that pays homage to the past while incorporating modern production savvy. Harnessing the spirit and energy of a bygone era with deft musicianship and Shea’s rich, soulful vocals, they emerged with something wholly unique in contemporary pop.
Awash in piano and horns, harmonizing vocals and traditional song structures untainted by passing fads and studio trickery, Daydream avoids easy categorization, its familiarity and its freshness in remarkable contrast. It’s heart-on-your-sleeves rock n’ roll without pretense or irony, a touchstone signifying a new appreciation for a classic sound. Empty Houses make timeless, joyful music that’s destined to cross boundaries of age and culture.
1. Better Of Me
3. Lost At Sea
4. All I Had
6. Hold Your Hand
7. Falling Away
9. Every Word