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September 10, 2018

79.5: “Boy Don’t Be Afraid”

By: Jack Anderson

Fronted by keyboardist-vocalist Kate Mattison (but clocking in at three lead singers), the music of New York-based sextet 79.5 is hard to categorize, other than “high energy”. Bouncing between jazz, soul, funk, disco, house and everywhere in between, 79.5 has been moving crowds and shaking foundations since their first days in 2012.

79.5 translates their live concert energy to the studio with their debut album Predictions coming out September 28th. Predictions features production work from Leon Michels (Lana Del Ray, Lee Fields, The Arcs) and eleven new songs that’ll make you sweat, jump and maybe even holler! The record doesn’t drop for another couple weeks but fear not, two of the album’s tracks are ready for your listening pleasure, including the second single, “Boy Don’t Be Afraid”!