Get grooving with Earth and the Next Society’s single “Where Are We Now”
Earth and the Next Society, a band that sings of current issues in society in an extremely expressive and soulful way release their single “Where Are We Now”. The song has a very chilled out groove that you cannot help but sway along to. With their 1960s hippie attitude, their music speaks of the truth and discusses life in a way that gets you thinking, feeling and dancing. You can imagine yourself moving to this song amongst thousands of other people at a concert outside with everyone holding lighters up in the air, swaying side to side.
With a classic rock feel fused with the revolutionary movement such as 1960s folk music, Earth and the Next Society are not a band you should skip out on. Their sounds, which are similar to David Bowie and Peter Murphy, give the band their defining element.
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ABOUT EARTH AND THE NEXT SOCIETY:
Earth and the Next Society is the creative project birthed by musician and songwriter Michael Shields. Created as a platform of expression and to provide the voice of reason regarding the issues that are currently relevant in the modern times of disorder and uncertainty. Earth and the Next Society create music to remind us as human beings who all speak the universal language of music to look in ourselves and find our own inherit wisdom and act on it to help better ourselves as a society. This mantra quickly grew in popularity and Shields enlisted the help of an incredible entourage of fellow musicians that brought their own personal style to the collective, producing a distinctive sound that has its roots deeply embedded in the Golden Age of Rock music and beyond. Earth and the Next Society is comprised of Shields on vocals and lead guitar, Jimmy Mack on bass, David Bedell on drums and Tom McMillian on keyboards.
Shields’s musical journey began at a very young age, clearly fascinated by classical music as a child and decided to explore his vocal abilities and guitar shortly thereafter. As a teen, Shields became an integral member for a number of bands and at the tender age of 19, created his first major project ‘The Comets’. Described as straightforward Brit Power Pop, The Comets became a formative group that defined the college radio format, a seminal movement that heavily influenced the music scene that would ultimately flourish in the 1980s. Shields’s commented on his newfound radio stardom “I can remember waiting almost daily for the mail to arrive with chart lists from scores of stations playing our songs. It was seriously exciting stuff.” The band continued to play live shows almost religiously as they continued to build a solid following. However, their lacking attrition started to become noticeable and at the bands peak of artistic effort, the three members including Shields were lacking the emotional fuel necessary to keep the collective together. Nevertheless, Shields looks back fondly on his time in The Comets “We were a three piece band, just guitar, bass and drums. But we accomplished quite a bit with the format. We never felt short on sonic vocabulary.”
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