Saturday, September 26, 2020

Bootsy Collins Blazes Up The Funk With Hot New Track "The Power Of The One”

Hallelujah!! Bootsy is back with some brand-new funk. The legendary funk master recently dropped his latest single “The Power Of The One.” This is just what the doctor ordered to help us get through these turbulent, funkless days. Bootsy’s potent funk and positive energy are definitely needed now. The gargantuan groove contains enough funk power to light up the entire Las Vegas strip. And Bootsy puts it down like nobody’s business on his famous Space Bass. His bodacious bass line will have your hips shaking more than a rickety old Maytag washer. The multitalented musician also serves up ample helpings of funk on the drums and percussion. Brass player/recording artist Brennan Johns further elevates the groove with some ferocious horn lines. (He played both the trumpet and trombone parts.)

And if that still wasn't enough funk for you, guitar maestro George Benson unleashes some smooth fretboard magic for your groove enjoyment. Bootsy brings his patented goofy humor and charm to the lead vocals. The soulful background vocals are provided by Bootsy and The Williams Singers. Ouiwey Collins, Bootsy’s son, contributes a gritty rap; and jazz/R&B artist Brian Culbertson funks things up on keyboards and shadows Bootsy’s powerhouse bass line on synth bass. 

The song is accompanied by a stylish video that has a sci-fi, futuristic look and is filled with vivid eye-popping images and funky robots getting down on the dance floor.

“The Power  Of The One” is the title track for Bootsy’s new album, which is set for release on October 23. In addition to Benson, other distinguished guests featured on the album include Snoop Dogg, Victor Wooten,  Béla Fleck, Larry Graham and Dr. Cornel West. Bootsy co-wrote, produced and arranged the entire album.

A Bootsy-hosted livestream event is scheduled for October 23 to celebrate the album’s release and the P-Funk veteran’s 69th birthday. It's sure to be a funky affair.

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