Life as we Know It is about to change. This battle begins in Brooklyn… not with brass bullets, but with brass instruments.
"Their music is our heritage, our life, our story through music ..." - Bill Cosby after seeing The Seal Breakers in 2008.
BROOKLYN, NY (20 JUNE 2014) – The Seal Breakers are
a nine-member musical collective known for conquering almost every
genre of music they've taken on since 2001. Led by their maestro Craig
Williams, they've seized and mastered styles from jazz and r&b to
gospel and soul. But now The Seal Breakers are "Ready for War."
"Ready for War" is the first single off of their upcoming EP, Life as we Know It. The EP is due out in late 2014 and follows the successful release of Introducing The Seal Breakers in 2011. "Ready
for War" is a new creative crusade for the group. It integrates
elements of hip-hop, soul and r&b - but does it all without digital
track music. This battle begins in Brooklyn; not with brass bullets, but with brass instruments.
for War" explodes with heavy bass, real piano, trumpets, sax,
trombones, and baritones. A perfectly crafted lyrical flow delivers a
motivational theme over a power play of percussion. To make the track a
reality, Williams called on the mega-talented, multi-platinum and
Grammy-nominated producer Travis J. Sayles – also known as Travesty
(Justin Beiber, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Meek Mill.)
'Ready for War' we're doing something no one is doing out there now."
explains Williams. He continues, "We are taking real instruments and
crafting what we call "hip-pop-soul." Jazz, hip hop and r&b
elements all collide in this arrangement, but they forge something new.
"This is a turn up record, something for everyone ... a song for the
people." explains producer Travesty. The Seal Breakers consider themselves more a movement than a group, one member saying, "There's not any 'me' in T.S.B!" The group's goal is always to entertain and educate in a positive light.
"Ready for War" shows The Seal Breakers have broken the "seals" of stylistic stereotypes once again. T.S.B has
claimed victory over yet another genre. They prove that a hip-hop song
can handle traditional instrumentation and deeper, enlightening and
thematic elements. Once you realize traditional brass music is more
powerful than any brass bullet, you too will be "Ready for War."
"Ready for War" is now available on all digital retail outlets including iTunes.