CD Review: Young Sick Camellia by Saint Paul & The Broken Bones
Saint Paul & The Broken Bones
Delivering groove in deep layers, Alabama eight-piece soul group Saint Paul & The Broken Bones consistently excel on their third record, Young Sick Camellia.
Across 14 tracks, vocalist Paul Janeway finds room for soulful wails and striking performances regardless of the arrangements which sit beneath. While never losing a trademark soul-funk aesthetic, Young Sick Camellia is rarely static, shifting from tones of bass-driven funk (“Convex” and “Apollo”), to delicate folk- tinged offerings (“Hurricanes” and “Bruised Fruit”), to what can only be described as cosmic baby- making music (Nasa).
Never lagging, St. Paul & The Broken Bones create a complete album with Young Sick Camellia, lling the soundscape of the near hour-long runtime with ease.
– Nathan Kunz