“an impressive first step forward” – Billboard
FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 18
SEATTLE (January 11, 2022) – Seattle-based band, The Jaws of Brooklyn, announces the second single release off their upcoming album, The Shoals, due out in early 2022. On February 18, “Forever and a Day” energetically bursts into a late 60s British invasion alongside a chugging Otis Redding style rhythm section.
The song follows “cuffing season” – the period of time when singles search out short-term partners to pass the colder months of the year. “Forever and a Day” is an anthem for anybody looking for the right partner or waiting for a new relationship to start. The song conveys the urgency of the singer’s search for “somebody with extraordinary heart” and the excitement about beginning a new relationship. The lyric “I stand and I wait forever and a day” states it clearly. Don’t settle. Stand your ground. Things will happen – you’ve got time.
The band recorded the single in The Shoals region of Alabama at Sundrop Sound, the studio owned by Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars). The single features Alabama Shakes/Brittney Howard background vocalists Shanay Johnson and Karita Law. Muscle Shoals Alabama’s rich musical history that includes the likes of Aretha Franklin, Rolling Stones, and Otis Redding, weaves its way into Jaw of Brooklyn’s very essence.
Vocals – Lindsay Love
Drum Kit and Percussion – Zia Uddin
Bass – Paul Christofferson
Guitar – Bryan Cohen
Keys and Bells – Ben Tanner
Background Vocals – Shanay Johnson, Karita Law
About The Jaws of Brooklyn
The Jaws of Brooklyn formed when Radio Raheem’s three members (Zia Uddin-Drums, Paul Christofferson-Bass, Bryan Cohen-Guitar) met singer Lindsay Love in Seattle during the height of the COVID pandemic in August 2020. They recorded a series of 60’s flavored Rock n’ Roll and Soul demos in Cohen’s basement, which included background vocal contributions from Black Pumas’ Lauren Cervantes and keyboards from Funky 2 Death’s Melissa Montalto. The demos caught the ear of Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner and Fitz and the Tantrums and Lady Blackbird writer/producer Chris Seefried.
Praise For The Jaws of Brooklyn
“Love and her band, The Jaws of Brooklyn, are set to chart a new course.” – American Songwriter
“an impressive first step forward…” – Billboard
“Empowering and emotionally charged” – Atwood