New Audio: Society’s Latest Single “Protocol” Channels Jamiroquai, Portishead and Soul Music

Comprised of 24 year old vocalist James Girdier and producer Brendan Lynch, the duo of Society initially released two highly sought-after limited edition releases under the a veil of mystery that has been gradually lifted with the release of the duo’s latest single “Protocol.” Interestingly, with their first few releases, Society’s sound has been compared favorably to Portishead, Scott Walker, The Verve, J, Dilla, Lee Hazlewood and others.  And when you hear “Protocol,” the single meshes hip-hop inspired beats, moodily swirling electronics, warm blasts of horn with Girdier’s effortlessly soulful vocals, and it does so with a cool, old-school swagger that channels Portishead, Jamiroquai and others but with a breezier feel that belies the song’s brooding nature.