Audio | Galactic Releases Single – Into The Deep

New Orleans funk band Galactic will release a new album, entitled Into The Deep on July 17 via Provogue Records. Today the band has shared the lead single and title track which features their recent frequent collaborator, vocalist Macy Gray.

Produced and arranged by Galactic members Rob Mercurio and Ben Ellman, Into The Deep includes guest spots from many familiar collaborators including, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau, David Shaw of The Revivalists, Maggie Koerner, Brushy One String and Charm Taylor. The band set up a PledgeMusic campaign to offer fans various incentives when pre-ordering the LP. 

“A lot’s changed in the songwriting and recording process,” Mercurio said about Into The Deep, “we don’t generally all get in a room and write a song collectively at this point … which I think has allowed everybody to compose ahead of time instead of composing improvisationally.” 

“The fact that we can make our own records now, that was certainly not possible in the early days,” said Ellman. “Pre-Katrina, we got our own rehearsal space and then we ended up getting our own ProTools rig…since then we’ve been making our own records. We’re just always trying to increase our skills as producers and songwriters and arrangers by trying new things. It’s an evolution.”

Stream “Into The Deep” featuring Macy Gray below:

Into The Deep

1. Sugar Doosie
2. Higher and Higher ft. JJ Grey
3. Into the Deep ft. Macy Gray
4. Dolla Dive ft. David Shaw and Maggie Koerner
5. Long Live the Borgne
6. Right On ft. Charm Taylor
7. Domino ft. Ryan Montbleau
8. Buck 77
9. Does It Really Make a Difference ft. Mavis Staples
10. Chicken in the Corn ft. Brushy One String
11. Today’s Blues

Galactic Tour Dates

6/27 -Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival  
7/3 -Portland, OR @ Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 
7/4 -Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival  
7/11 -Marshfield, MA @ The Levitate Music Festival 
7/17 -Pemberton, Canada @ The Pemberton Music Festival  
7/18 -Sioux Falls, SD @ Sioux Falls Jazz Fest 
7/24 -Niigata, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival  
8/9 -Darrington, WA @ Summer Meltdown Festival 
8/12 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/13 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/14 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/15 -Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
8/16 -Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse 
8/18 -Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box 
8/19 -Nantucket, MA @ The Chicken Box 
8/20 -Hartford Hartford, CT @ Infinity Hall 
9/5 -Chicago, IL @ North Coast Music Festival 
9/11 -Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Music Festival 
9/19 -Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
9/20 -Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen  
10/2 -Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival  
10/3 -Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival 
1/6/16 -Miami, FL @ Jam Cruise