Chicago-based funk phenomenon, Bassel and The Supernaturals, have unveiled a new music video from their forthcoming full-length, Elements. The album is expected for release February 17, 2017. The video features footage of the band through recent years, rehearsing, performing and evolving as a group. As Bassel and The Supernaturals recently and unexpectedly lost their bassist, this video is an especially emotional piece for them.
A Syrian-American himself, Bassel has lost several family members as a result of the Syrian crisis and knows too well the toll that displacement takes. He’s dedicating his artistic vision to meaningful effect. The band will donate 20% of proceeds from their album pre-order campaign to Karam Foundation for humanitarian relief in Syria. Once they’re reached their goal, they’ll donate 40% of all additional contributions. The campaign ends on January 31. Additional philanthropic incentives are offered.
“The video for “Sneak You In” is very sentimental for us,” said Bassel. “Creating this video involved going back through 2 years of footage from the studio, tours, interviews, and rehearsals that made Elements possible. Losing Mason (our bassist) so unexpectedly earlier this year made us realize just how deeply connected we are as a community. We can’t think of a better way to use this footage than by inviting fans into our story; which is precisely what Sneak You In is about.”
Bassel and The Supernaturals will release Elements on February 24, 2017 and celebrate with an album release show at the historic Double Door in Chicago. Following, they’ll begin a US tour, including SXSW. All dates are below.
Bassel & The Supernaturals Tour Dates:
February 24: Chicago, IL @ Double Door (Album Release)