I am so excited about the upcoming Lucky Soul album. Have I mentioned this before? I don’t think I have. I’m now mentioning this.

Lucky Soul’s first album, The Great Unwanted, was very much the soundtrack to my summer of 2007. (Well, that and Dragonette‘s Galore.) Sweet, sugary feel good music with a solid banging beat and a cool summer sway–the sort of thing you’d want to shake a tambourine at.

Ali Howard, the lead vocalist, has been sneaking away from the recording sessions to keep the fans posted on their upcoming work. From what she’s written, it appears we’re in store for much of the same (albeit with more diverse musical influence), including tracks like “Ain’t Nothing Like A Shame,” which Howard promises us will be “immense” and “really danceable” in a blog post today, “Could Be I Don’t Belong Anywhere” which she calls “Sam Cooke meets Edith Piaf,” and “White Russian Doll,” which sounds “somewhere between The Smiths and Motown” according to an earlier post.

According to today’s post, the record should be done by the end of June. Sounds about excellent.

Click below to listen to “Woah Billy!”, one of the new tracks off of the upcoming record. And yes, it’s up to snuff with the rest of their work.

Click below to preview & purchase Lucky Soul’s debut, The Great Unwanted.
Lucky Soul - The Great Unwanted