KEXP Exclusive Interview: Jimmy James of The True Loves

Imagine a pair of bell-bottoms. A suede vest. A wide collar, strutting leather boots. Similarly, imagine sequins and elongated lashes. Pearls and sly eyes. If you can imagine this, you can begin to sense the spirits that inspired the newest record from Seattle soul and funk group, The True Loves. Their album, Famous Last Words, which has quickly found a regular home on our airwaves, is a dreamscape of quick hits and neon lights meandering into a fresh morning with a good dose of eggs and buttered pancakes. And the band, led by Seattle native and expert guitarist, Jabrille Williams (aka Jimmy James), recently showcased their live chops at Timber! Summer Music Festival, featuring a number of special guests, including Emerald City stalwarts Adra Boo, Josh Rawlings and Evan Flory-Barnes, along with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings’ vocalists, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan-Low.

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