The first single from the second Golden Rules LP sampler presents one of the greatest live funk bands from Estonia. Highly recommended by Craig Charles (BBC) and nominated and winner at the ‘21 Estonian music industry awards as band of the year. Vocal sets fire on a damn funky groove. Monster!
Robert Linna on the creative process of the single “I Don’t Mind”:
“I went to the old community center in Vihasoo, which is really close to my countryside home. Some instruments were up there. I also set up some microphones and started improvising. The room itself inspired – an old hall, where different eras from the 30s to the 80s collide. Curtis Mayfield, Monophonics, Jimmy James Thomas, Fabulous Mark III, Earl English & The Apaches are relevant in describing that vibe. Old-school soul-funk was a general musical inspiration for this tune.”
A force to be reckoned with since 2014, Lexsoul is probably the best live band you’ve never seen. From the least expected place for floor-filling funk and soul-seeking grooves, the 6-piece is based in chilly Tallinn, Estonia. Yet these boys are far from blueblooded. Expect a mixture of pure fire and silky smoothness from their studio work, coordinated by Solid Gold Sound Productions. Locally they’ve been recognized as the Band of the Year at the ’21 music awards, internationally they’ve been enjoying continued BBC 2 & BBC 6 support since their debut “Deus Lex Machina” in 2015. A few LPs later and more to come, they are on the radar for those enjoying the contemporary scene, and the likes of The Quantic Soul Orchestra, Smoove & Turrell and Cory Wong.
“The message is simple and universal – “I’m glad you’re here”. This can be thought of in the context of the audience or your loved one. The demo was born during the pandemic, when performances were prohibited. I felt I can’t take it for granted that I can perform or that my lovely family is next to me. This song is an expression of gratitude.,” says Robert Linna.
The song is part of the second Golden Rules Sampler “The Originals 2” that will be released Oct 07, 2022 on LP, Tape and digital.
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Written by Robert Linna | Arranged by Lexsoul | Produced by Solid Gold Productions | Lyrics by Robert Linna | Recorded at Salme Stuudio, Tallinn, EST
Vocals, Keys, Percussion – Robert Linna, Bass – Martin Laksberg, Guitar – Jürgen Kütner, Guitar – Kristen Kütner, Keys – Joonas Sarapuu, Drums – Caspar Salo