Savoy Lets Its Disco Roots Show on 'Living Color' Featuring FatherDude: Exclusive

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When tracking the history of modern dance music, all roads lead to disco. It was a beautiful era of live instrumentation that continues to inspire generations of dance floor freaks. It's no wonder Savoy, a trio of musicians who deliver the feel of modern electronic-dance music with its own live analog performances, finds itself firmly rooted in that disco tradition. Those roots show strong on Savoy's latest single, a steady, feel-good, chilled-out tune called “Living Color.”

"The inspiration was to really pull feelings and instruments from our favorite era of disco ('79-80) but for the production and arrangement to feel current and new, yet timeless at the same time,” the band says in an emailed statement. “We wanted to make something that doesn't sound like a trend or something that might be expected of us – but more a culmination of who we really are as artists and what has inspired us the most.”

Savoy teamed with Brooklyn's soulful FatherDude for the awesome vocals, the perfect touch on top the tune's easy, funky flow. “Living Color” is a teaser single from the trio's forthcoming EP Tomorrow Today Pt. 1, out on official release Feb. 10. The band is also heading out on month-long national tour in support of the new release.

"Preparing for a Savoy Live tour is one of the best parts of what we do,” the band says. “We get the opportunity to take all of our songs spanning across our entire career and re-imagine them for a new live experience. We have such a large original catalogue at our disposal, so it becomes very interesting to pick and choose different sections, synths, vocals, etc from certain songs and try to combine them all into something completely brand new.  Our goal when we hit the stage has always been to squeeze every drop of energy we can out of our music, and having the ability to actually perform the songs live with real instruments allows us to take it further and further each night... many times to a place not even we could have expected."

Tickets for the tour on sale now. Check below for a full list of dates and cities, and listen to “Living Color” before its official release, exclusively on Billboard Dance.

Savoy Tour Dates

February 8th The Broadberry Richmond, VA

February 9th The Foundry Philadelphia, PA

February 10th U Street Music Hall Washington, DC

February 11th Middle East Cambridge, MA

February 16th The Fox Theatre Boulder, CO

February 18th Ogden Theatre Denver, CO

February 22nd The Shelter Detroit, MI

February 23rd The Mirmar Theatre Milwaukee, WI

February 24th First Avenue Minneapolis, MN

February 25th Chop Shop Chicago, IL

February 26th Deluxe Indianapolis, IN

March 2nd George’s Majestic Fayetteville, AR

March 3rd Farmer’s Market Oklahoma City, OK

March 4th Empire Garage Austin, TX


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