Brooklyn-based soul singer Eli “Paperboy” Reed will make his major label debut with the August 10 release of Come And Get It on Capitol Records. The album, a 12-song set produced by Mike Elizondo, will feature the lead single, “Come And Get It,” which has just received an official music video. The video clip channels Reed’s signature sound of the 50’s while putting a modern twist on it – check it out below.
“It’s been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” says Reed, looking back at the incredible journey that took the soul belter from a
Boston high school band room to a Mississippi Delta juke joint, from Sunday morning gigs behind the organ at a tiny South Side Chicago church to headlining the coolest clubs in Brooklyn with his red-hot band, and now, signed to Capitol Records, a historic label with a rich R&B legacy.
On Come and Get It, Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party in which everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor. As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction. Admirers have likened him to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; the Boston Herald called him “Boston’s answer to Sam Cooke.” But he’s not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own. Judge for yourself below.