For this tune, the mics in the room feel like flies on the wall of a joyful and cacophonous party. You can thank producer Matt Ramerman for keeping the rubber on the road. As always with The English Project, the music’s chaotic and infectious — whether you dig a big scoop of the band’s mighty soul sound live or in the studio, where the jams that keep the boat afloat are undeniable.
That said, “It Takes Time,” written by English with co-vocalist Tenzin Chopak, fits comfortably among The English Project’s pantheon of laid-back soul songs with mellow-jam chasers. It’s being released on iTunes, Spotify, and Soundcloud to get fans primed for more music, as the band plans to put out a new single each month from now until June.
Frank De Blase is CITY’s music writer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.