Keep Warm Through the Winter With New Retro Soul Jam From the Suffers: 'Peanuts' Premiere

The Suffers
Daniel Jackson

The Suffers 

Late last month, amidst a flurry of year-end lists, we decided to look forward to the new year, especially the 2016 under-the-radar releases we’re most excited for. One of those was from the Suffers, a 10-piece soul band from Houston set to release its debut album in February. Today (Jan. 7), we’re excited to premiere a brand new song from that album.

It’s January, and for the cold months ahead, “Peanuts” feels like the oven heating up the room with a savory smell coming from the inside. The Suffers make soul music with rubbery bass lines and exuberant brass bursts that sound familiar, but  hit that sentimental sweet spot just the same.

Speaking to Billboard, singer Kam Franklin related the lyrics to getting over a never-ending argument in a relationship. 

“For ‘Peanuts,’ the idea was to squash the argument for once, and remember why you got together with that person in the first place,” she says. “Maybe it was their eyes. Maybe it was the way they made food for you. Who knows?”

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After all, “Hold my hand, I’ll make those eggs over easy just the way you like,” is one of the song’s opening lines. 

“Sometimes, it's way easier to ignore who was wrong or right and just hang out with the one you love instead. TL;DR: Netflix and Chill."

While Billboard is not necessarily endorsing the continuation of this meme, we do see the Suffers getting some good looks in the coming year. The self-titled debut album drops Feb. 12. 


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