Beauty & Essex2018
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Known for their work backing Anderson .Paak, the LA-based group Free Nationals now share their first piece of original material, with the Daniel Caesar and Unknown Mortal Orchestra -featuring ‘Beauty & Essex’ out now via Paak’s label OBE Records & EMPIRE. ‘Beauty & Essex’ serves as a homage to classic funk and R&B while juxtaposing the distinct vocal styles of U.M.O’s Ruban Nielson and Daniel Caesar to create a scintillating musical alchemy. Though already widely known for their virtuosic musicianship, the debut offering showcases enough songwriting nous and bombast to introduce them as artists in their own right. Free Nationals, a term that pays tribute to The First People Of America, are: Kelsey Gonzalez (Bass), Ron “Tnava” Avant (Keyboard/Vocoder), Callum Connor (Drums) and José Rios (Guitar).