Eli "Paperboy" Reed Releases "Come And Get It" Music Video
Brooklyn-based soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed will make his major label debut with the August 10th release of Come And Get It on Capitol Records.
The album, an irrepressible, largely self-penned, 12-song set produced by Mike Elizondo, will feature the lead single, "Come And Get It," which has just received an official music video. The video clip channels Reed's signature sound of the 50's while putting a modern twist on it. Fans can watch the official music video for "Come And Get It" on MySpace!
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"It's been a wild ride, that's for sure," says Reed, looking back at the incredible journey that took the soul belter from a Boston high school band room to a Mississippi Delta juke joint, from Sunday morning gigs behind the organ at a tiny South Side Chicago church to headlining the coolest clubs in Brooklyn with his red-hot band, and now, signed to Capitol Records, a historic label with a rich R&B legacy.
On Come and Get It, Reed proves to be the life of a soulful, sweaty party in which everyone eventually gets dragged onto the dance floor.
As a performer, Reed approaches each song with nothing less than utter conviction. Admirers have likened him to such luminaries as Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett; the Boston Herald called him "Boston's answer to Sam Cooke." But he's not merely trying to recreate a sound; Reed is channeling his influences and inspirations into making something all his own.
Check out what the critics have said about Eli "Paperboy" Reed:
"...a soul singer who conquered both street corners and punk clubs with a mix of grooved-out rave-ups and slow-burning ballads." - ROLLING STONE
"Mr. Reed invokes the stylish and muscular R&B of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke with convincing suavity." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"...blue-eyed soul virtuoso Eli "Paperboy" Reed...croons with tear-jerking tenderness, and turns clichés into bittersweet truths about the illusory nature of love." - NPR