Listen to Tuomo & Markus’s “We’re Not Buying It” from their forthcoming sophomore album. The Finnish duo drew from ’60s and ’70s soul when they wrote the song that calls Sly Stone to mind. Love Records, which was a Finnish label founded in 1966 and released an eclectic mix of rock, jazz and politically-oriented music, was another inspiration for “We’re Not Buying It.” Tuomo Prättälä and Markus Nordenstreng made their debut in 2018 with Dead Circles and soon they will see the release of Game Changing. In the past, they recorded several soul singles under the name Pratt & Moody. Of their current song they say,
“’We’re Not Buying It’ pays musical tribute to the soulful protest songs of the late 60s and early 70s. We love the way artists like Curtis Mayfield, Allen Toussaint and Staple Singers would write hit singles with heavy social subject matter. The lyrics for We’re Not Buying It were originally inspired by the ’occupy’ movement, but can be applied to any situation, where a majority of the people feels they’ve been left behind, ignored or lied to by those in power. Like in the case of black lives matter movement, abortion rights activism or action on climate change.”
Game Changing comes out on October 14th via Grand Pop Records.