As he often does, Marc Broussard channels R&B, soul and rock on his upcoming album, “S.O.S. 2: Save Our Soul: Soul on a Mission,” due out Friday. But this isn’t just an ordinary album. As he did with the first edition “S.O.S.,” the Louisiana singer-songwriter is donating half of the set’s proceeds to City of Refuge, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people living in poverty.
Broussard spent time thinking about which songs he wanted to cover for this new collection, poring through some of his favorite tracks of all time, including songs by Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and more.
“About a year ago, when we decided to do ‘SOS 2,’ we tossed around several themes like blues, soul and even yacht rock,” Broussard told The Huffington Post. “But something about this song ‘Cry To Me’ [first recorded by Burke] called out like it needed to be heard by the world again. I couldn’t get away from it. I’ve followed my gut at every step during this process and hopefully it pays off because we’re gonna help a lot of people in the process.”
Broussard plans to release an “SOS” album every year in an effort to help people in need.
The Huffington Post is exclusively debuting the entire album ahead of Friday’s release. Take a listen below. And catch Broussard on tour this fall.
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