The Atlantabased The Constellations just want to make you dance, member Wes Hoffman toldus when the 8-member band recently stopped by the Yahoo! Music offices for an interviewand to play three live songs from their new album, Southern Gothic.
But when the Virgin Records group says they want listeners to party to theirmusic, don't think the traditional feel good pop formula employed by the likesof Diddy or Katy Perry.
Helmed by Cee-Lo and Gnarls Barkely producer Ben H. Allen, TheConstellations' stories are a bit darker. Frontman Elijah Jones credits TomWaits, Dylan, NWA, and Cee-Lo's former group Goodie Mob among his influences.
Both Waits and Cee-Lo are felt on the album: they remake Waits' "Step Right Up," and Cee-Lo appears on "Love Is A Murder."
The album's concept revolves around the gritty post-midnighthappenings in the ATL.
The first single "Felicia" tells the story of an irresistible promiscuous villainess."Perfect Day" is about escapism. And the track "Setback" couldnot beRead More »from The Constellations: A Funky Space Age Formation Of Funk And Rock