The Skinny: Blending the past with the present, as well as the future, Michael Rault perfectly crafted his vintage sound that listeners swooned over and fell in love with while listening to his sensational 2010 record MA-ME-O. Moving forward in time, Rault continues to draw inspiration from the retro, and returns with the Whirlpool EP, out on July 31st through Pirates Blend Records. In preview of the EP’s release, fans can check out the rocking first single “I Want To Love You”, and can catch Rault’s effortlessly cool live show across Canada this Summer, including a special Encore Performance After Party in the Express Pavilion at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre following the Black Keys show on August 4th.

Picking up where MA-ME-O left off, the seven songs on Whirlpool span generations. Playing nearly every instrument on the record himself, it is clear that Rault was completely invested into the production of the new album, creating something unique, captivating, and timeless. From the bouncing, poppy “I Want To Love You” – full of hand-claps, twangy guitar, and toe-tapping rhythm – to the bluesy reworking of The Staple Singers’ gospel and soul-fused song “Two Wings”, and the love-sick track “Fall In Love With Every Girl I See”, Whirlpool pulls from the best of each musical style while remaining true to its pure rock roots.

Whirlpool Track Listing:

01. I Wanna Love You (hifi)
02. He Don’t Care About You
03. Two Wings (Staples Singers Cover)
04. Everyone Must Cry Sometimes
05. Fall In Love With Every Girl I See
06. Suckcess
07. I Want To Love You (lofi)

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