The Soul Rebels Perform For ‘Colbert’ With Big Freedia & Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball

By Nate Todd Jan 22, 2021 2:20 pm PST

The Soul Rebels appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’s #PlayAtHome video series. The New Orleans-based brass band welcomed Big Freedia and Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball of Tank and the Bangas for a performance of “Real Life.”

“Real Life” appears on The Soul Rebels guest-filled 2019 album, Poetry In Motion. The track features Passport P, Julian Gosin and Sean Carey.

Soul Rebels trumpeter Marcus Hubbard detailed “Real Life” in a track by track breakdown of Poetry In Motion featured in Relix. Read about the song below:

This is another tune I wrote with Sean Carey. It’s about real-life things that someone might be going through. With a lot of our songs, we are trying to speak to that. It’s basically about having dreams and focusing on making those dreams a reality. You’re always going to have what we call “dream killers.” When you’re pushing toward your dream, they’re telling you that your dream is not possible. If it’s your dream, it’s possible for you to do it, so don’t let the dream killers take you down.

Watch Soul Rebels, Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball and Big Freedia perform “Real Life” below:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (See 22 videos)
The Soul Rebels (See 29 videos) and Big Freedia (See 3 videos)

The Soul Rebels’ February 28, 2015 concert at New York City’s Brooklyn Bowl is set to air on Wednesday, January 27 via FANS. Head here for more info.

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