Hear Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' Fierce 'Retreat!'

'Give the People What They Want' is due August 6

Sharon Jones
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Marc Hogan

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings spent two years touring after 2010's I Learned the Hard Way, but the first track from the soul-funk torch-bearers' upcoming fifth album shows they're just as at ease in the recording studio. Give the People What They Want is due out on August 6 via Daptone Records, and "Retreat!" marches forward while still sounding like it should please a crowd at one of Jones' life-affirming shows. Her urgent, lavish backing uses the 11-piece band to the fullest, but it's in the grand tradition of peppy soul songs with less glimmering lyrics, as Jones warns a beau not to set her off. As retro yet relevant as the lyric, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

Give the People What They Want track list:

1. "Retreat!"
2. "Stranger to My Happiness"
3. "We Get Along"
4. "You'll Be Lonely"
5. "Now I See"
6. "Making Up and Breaking Up"
7. "Get Up and Get Out"
8. "Long Time, Wrong Time"
9. "People Don't Get What They Deserve"
10. "Slow Down Love"

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