Chicago-based funk phenomenon, Bassel and The Supernaturals, have released the second single from their forthcoming full-length, Elements. Northern Transmissions premiered the new track, titled “Sneak You In.”
The song signifies the launch of an album pre-order campaign, of which 20% of proceeds will benefit Karam Foundation for humanitarian relief in Syria. Additional philanthropic incentives include the purchase of music lessons donated to underprivileged youth in Chicago and live performances for designated charity events. Learn more about the levels of contribution and how you can join the effort here.
“Soul music has the ability to transcend barriers, allowing access into the hearts & minds of people that could otherwise be impossible to reach . . . our fans have typically had little or no interaction with the conflict prior to meeting us. We’re acting as a source of information in our community, and more importantly as a voice for over 10,000,000 displaced Syrians whose voices have otherwise gone unheard.“
Bassel himself is a Syrian-American who in recent years, has endured the murder of his cousin in Syria, the loss of his home to a massive fire and the tragic death of the group’s bassist. Creating art that enlightens and inspires is his preferred method of coping.