"Give The People What They Want" is certainly an appropriate title for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' fifth studio album. After more than a decade of nearly constant recording, collaborating, and touring as one of the most formidable and consequential live acts performing today, they know what their audience wants from them.
In the three years since their last release, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have played major festivals, arenas and clubs all over the world. After two years of touring, the band reconvened at home in Bushwick's Daptone House of Soul Studios to begin work on their fifth album.
The ten songs on their newest album are seasoned with the unbridled soul you’ve come to expect, even need from the 11-piece band, yet there’s a freshness in the band’s performance and songwriting that gives the group’s fifth studio album a unique feel, unlike anything they have released to date.
They performed "Stranger to My Happiness" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2014, a perfect example of the studio expertise that defines the band and their sound.