The Secret Handshake (Luis Dubuc) will releasing his sixth studio album, Night & Day in on Aug. 17 on Triple Crown Records. With a week to go, you still have time to pre-order a bundle pack which includes: a Night & Day CD, download card for the ‘Night Version’ (electro mixes), poster, stickers and a tote bag.
Night & Day is an album title that truly sign posts a major sea change. It holds fast to its title’s pronouncement of seemingly polar opposites. The gripping melodies are still firmly in place, but that’s where the similarities between Dubuc’s back catalog and his latest creation end.
“I wanted to take a risk on this record, Dubuc said. “I feel like it has the potential to really move people to make people feel good about their situations in their lives.”
“It’s a soul record. If there’s ever an all-encompassing Motown revival record, this is it.”
For his latest full-length, Night & Day, the indie artist wasn’t going to resign himself to recording a similar batch of tracks once more. His influences are wide ranging, including The Temptations, Jackson 5, plus Motown-inspired hitmakers like Blood, Sweat and Tears and Tower of Power.
Recorded to tape on an original Ampex Tape Machine, Dubuc and producer Noah Shain used a three-track recorder that was popular until the mid-1960s which many famous pop recordings – including many of Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” productions and early Motown hits – were taped on.
The album is live strings, horns, percussion and group background singers. Live drums, bass, guitar and piano all played in the same little room at Walden Sound in L.A. where the album was recorded over the course of 5 weeks with no programming or digital editing.
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