Though they're still sending newbie reverberations throughout the musical world, in many ways Black Alley have been around for the better part of 50 years. Hailing from D.C., the 7-piece soul garage outfit not only conjure the spirits of 60s and 70s greats Roberta Flack, Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Brown and city mates the Bad Brains, but they do it through the very D.C. elements of full-member bands and live music.
Their ability to skirt across multiple genres while still preserving the best elements of soul music projects a bright future for them. That can't be more clear than through the music video of the extended version of their track "Virgin Suicide", which appears on SOUL. SWAGGER.ROCK.SNEAKERS. In the video, we get the enchanting vocals of lead singer Kacey, a healthy dose of jazz rock, some spoken word incantation, and a nod to Diana Ross, all stripped down into consumable perfection. All soul, swagger, rock, and even if we can't see them, presumably, sneakers.