GRAMMY.com First Listen: Sore Losers
Dallas-based hip-hop six-piece Sore Losers are set to release their debut studio album, We Are Sore Losers, in early 2012. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the lead single, "Euthanasia."
Sore Losers' self-described experimental hip-hop sound draws on influences such as Gnarls Barkley, Lupe Fiasco, Foo Fighters, MGMT, Nas, and N.E.R.D. The collective is comprised of Vince "Encyclopedia" Brown (lyrics), K Cooks (guitar), Matt "Big Kuntry" Curtis (bass), Jordan Hughes and King Robinson Jr. (percussion), and Sir Tim (keyboards). In 2009 Sore Losers released a digital EP entitled Free Loaders - The Soundtrack featuring "Dope," "Birthday 8587" and "The Epic Outro." The group has performed throughout the country at events including the Sundance Film Festival, South by Southwest and the ESPY Awards post-party.
Tracks featured on We Are Sore Losers will focus on "functionalist and conflict theories" as well as topics that impact middle and lower class demographics in the United States. The album will mark the group's first studio recording and will feature original tracks entirely written, composed and arranged by Sore Losers.