Bahamas release sizzling new single “Bad Boys Need Love Too”

Toronto singer/songwriter Bahamas, the groovy brainchild of Afie Jurvanen, has released his first single “Bad Boys Need Love Too” off his highly-anticipated upcoming fourth studio album Earthtones. The track sizzles and pops between its sultry beats courtesy of legend James Gadson and a collection of smoky vocals, which are offered up by bandmate Felicity Williams and the baritone grating of Jurvanen. From the opening deliveries by Gadson, it’s clear that Bahamas’ palate for experimentalism has expanded as the song slowly drips every funky, wringed-out flavor to be savored by its vocalists. Linking cheeky lyricisms and bottomless percussive medley’s it’s a fresh and unconventional approach by Bahamas that essentially defines his work on Earthtones, an album that was born out of his manager’s suggestion to create a group of songs with D’Angelo’s rhythm section. Aiming to dig deeper into the sparse but lush possibilities that emerge with Gadson and bassist Pino Palladino behind him, “Bad Boys Need Love Too” scrapes the bottom of Bahamas creative goody bag to find some of the most boldy rich work he’s attempted in his career.

Listen to Bahamas new song “Bad Boys Need Love Too” below!

Bahamas will be heading out on a massive North American and UK tour this month, playing an already sold out show at the Teragram Ballroom on February 21. His fourth studio album Earthtones is out January 19 via Brushtones/Republic Records, preorder it here. Visit his website and Facebook to stay updated on all future releases and tour announcements.

Bahamas tour dates

January 12th            Halifax, NS            Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (SOLD OUT)

January 14th            Moncon, NB          Capitol Theatre

January 15th            Saint John, NB      Imperial Theatre

January 16th            Fredericton, NB    The Playhouse

January 17th            Montreal, QC        Le Lion D’or (SOLD OUT)

January 18th            Toronto, ON          Massey Hall (SOLD OUT)

January 19th            Brooklyn, NY         Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)

January 25th            Los Angeles, CA   Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever (SOLD OUT)

February 13th          Detroit, MI              El Club

February 14th          St. Louis, MO         Delmar Hall

February 15th          Oklahoma City, OK Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO

February 16th          Dallas, TX              The Kessler

February 17th          Austin, TX              Antone’s (SOLD OUT)

February 19th          Denver, CO            Bluebird

February 21st          Los Angeles, CA    Teragram (SOLD OUT) 

February 23rd         San Diego, CA        Belly Up

February 24th         San Francisco, CA  Independent (SOLD OUT)

February 26th         Portland, OR           Alberta Rose (SOLD OUT)

February 27th         Seattle, WA             Neptune

February 28th         Victoria, BC            The Royal Theatre (SOLD OUT)

March 1st                Vancouver, BC      Queen Elizabeth Theatre

March 2nd               Kamloops, BC       CJ’s Nightclub

March 3rd               Calgary, AB            Palace Theatre

March 5th               Edmonton, AB        Winspear

March 6th               Saskatoon, SK       3rd Ave Church

March 7th               Winnipeg, MB         Park Theatre  (SOLD OUT)

March 8th               Minneapolis, MN     Fine Line

March 9th               Milwaukee, WI        Turner Hall

March 10th             Chicago, IL             The Metro

March 20th             Stockholm              O-baren (FREE)

March 21st             Copenhagen           Hotel Cecil

March 22nd            Berlin                      Privatclub

March 23rd             Erfurt                      Franz Mehlhose

March 24th             Cologne                  Artheater

March 26th             Zürich                     Papiersaal

March 28th             Amsterdam            Paradiso

March 29th             Brighton, UK          The Haunt

April 2nd                 Leeds, UK             The Wardrobe

April 3rd                  Bristol, UK            The Louisiana

April 4th                  London, UK          Islington Assembly Hall

April 5th                  Liverpool, UK       The Magnet

April 6th                  Dublin, Ireland      The Grand Social

May 3rd                  Boston, MA           Sinclair (SOLD OUT)

May 4th                  Philadelphia          WCL

May 5th                  Pittsburgh, PA       Mr. Smalls

May 6th                 Washington, DC     9:30 Club

May 8th                 Carrboro, NC          Cats’s Cradle

May 9th                 Atlanta, GA             Terminal West

May 11th               Nashville, TN          Cannery

May 12th               Asheville, NC          Grey Eagle

May 14th               Ponte Vedra, FL      Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

May 15th               Orlando, FL            The Social

May 17th               Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

May 18th              Tampa, FL              Orpheum

May 18-20th         Gulf Shores, AL      Hangout Festival

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