As New Orleans natives, The Soul Rebels naturally know how to have a good time. With the brass band heading for the release of their Poetry in Motion album this fall, the eight-piece ensemble teams with a couple of fellow Big Easy residents in Denisia and bounce pioneer Big Freedia for the sun-drenched “Good Time” visual.
The clip, which premieres with Billboard on Thursday (Aug. 8), finds some of The Soul Rebels enjoying a game of dominoes over a few cold drinks at a summer barbecue. There’s even a giant inflatable water slide to occupy the kids that Denisia sings in front of while bubbles float across the screen. Big Freedia spices up her guest appearance before the visual comes to a close, as the scene switches to the 41-year-old captaining a ship at sea.
“Our new album reflects The Soul Rebels sound and style, and challenges and expands upon the perception of a New Orleans brass band,” trumpeter Julian Gosin says of what influenced the band’s sonic direction. “We are breaking the stylistic and artistic boundaries of what it means to be a brass group from New Orleans.”
Poetry in Motion is due out Oct. 25 and will feature Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Big Freedia, Robert Glasper, Branford Marsalis, Matisyahu, PJ Morton, and Trombone Shorty.
Watch the “Good Time” video below.