“From Dust 2 Dust, we are 1”
Music changes. Music evolves. We change. We evolve. Soul Ablaze is something true and timeless. The wind will blow us towards different directions but from Dust to Dust we are where we begin. Beginning and End come together to form one full circle, one complete Soul Ablaze...
Armed with an arsenal of lethal instruments ready to groove the masses and light up a stage with the melodic, hypnotic tunes that exude from the pores of the members of the uncategorizable band, Soul Ablaze. This music is intended for the lovers of soul music. It is best experienced with minds wide open and is to be consumed immediately after opening.
Through the flavor that Soul Ablaze brings to the table we get a little taste of an unimagined future with nostalgic glimmers of yesteryear peeking from underneath the band’s unique and refreshing sound reverberating through the streets of San Diego.
The instrumentation and vocals of Soul Ablaze meld together in a perfect swirl of funky fantastic, dirty delightful and bluesy stew of music. It comes as no surprise that as raw and fluid as the music feels and sounds its inception is just as organic. Like the blood that flows throughout our bodies motivated by the beat of our hearts pumping, typically Soul Ablaze vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Verdell Smith first hears the bass or drums of his next song and then from there the rest just flows. Smith believes that inspiration can strike at any moment, “It is up to the artist to be ready to capture it."
"It’s very important to remain true to my soul," says Verdell. "The message is always about the truth no matter the subject.” The truth of this matter is music is in his bones. And the music is a laid back, magical instant love affair waiting to capture the attention of soulful beings yearning for a little more funk in their lives.