An uncompromising burst of energy, pop sensibility, attitude, humour, and danger makes up France’s ‘Drunksouls‘. Playing their brand of “Reggae-Infused Pop Rock,” they have gained many supporters worldwide thanks to the success of their ‘Human Race’ music video, which has now surpassed the 2 million views mark, thanks in part to it’s stunning footage of the Skyliners in action.
As the band works on new material, they are celebrating their current success by releasing ‘Just Before Chaos’, a compilation of their best work along with the brand new single ‘Chaos,’ intended to introduce more of the world to the Drunksouls sound.
Punk spirit, Rock culture, Reggae sound.
Founded in 2002, Drunksouls are a French Reggae band who have garnered worldwide acclaim and word-of-mouth, thanks largely to the international success of their ‘Human Race’ song and music video, which has garnered over 2 million views to date.
Likened to an original blend of Manu Chao, Gorillaz, Michael Jackson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Damian Marley, their music is a patchwork of influences intended to make you dance as well as think.
Their songs, sometimes playful and sometimes dark, carry a message of reconciliation and tolerance, in which humour and gravity are intelligently cohabiting.
“[They’re] creating a unique sound with little to no borders.” – The Daily Consciousness
Human Race – Official Music Video
Drunksouls have received a high amount of word-of-mouth from their fanbase, generating over 100,000 downloads of their debut album, and over 2 million YouTube views of their viral music video ‘Human Race’, which has also been seen by millions in North America on California Music Channel, MusicMix USA, Alternative Currents and many others.
The video’s success was due partially to it’s breathtaking footage, taken from the multi-award winning documentary ‘I Believe I Can Fly.’ The film was directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and based on the Skyliners, a team of French adventurers who specialise in high-line tightrope walking, basejumping, and mountaineering.
It won the Jury’s award at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. HIP Video Promo who promoted Johnny Cash’s ‘Hurt’ music video, and have worked with Bon Iver, Of Montreal and Death Cab for Cutie, describe the video as “an exhilarating ride.”
“Dead Prez called themselves “Revolutionary but Gangster.” If that’s the case then Drunksouls are “Revolutionary but Funny”.” – Rock Is Rock
Drunksouls have played in legendary venues such as the mythical stage of Olympia-Bruno Coquatrix and the Grand Auditorium du Palais des Festivals de Cannes, one of the events supporting the African Reggae Star ‘Tiken Jah Fakoly’.
The critical acclaim and rapidly growing North American fanbase have encouraged Drunksouls to come to the U.S for an ambitious tour, and they are currently looking for partners to do so.
The band’s current CD ‘Revolution’ is a 16 track album offering of Rock, Reggae, Electro, Funk and Pop. Building on the success of their debut, the band continues on the path of poppy hooks and political/emotional lyrics with tracks like ‘Human Race,’ ‘The Fall’ and ‘Revolution.’ ‘Revolution’ has earned them recommendations from tastemakers worldwide.
To celebrate their growing success, Drunksouls are now releasing ‘Just Before Chaos’ a compilation CD featuring their best work, intended to introduce more of the world to the Drunksouls sound. Listen to it below.