Walsall's Funk Division release new song

Walsall and Birmingham group Funk Division are back with an altered line-up and new single.

Walsall's Funk Division   Photo: @thefunkdivision
Walsall's Funk Division Photo: @thefunkdivision

The trio, who are linked commercially to Roland Music, have been making waves internationally with The Things I Said, which comes complete with a promotional video shot on the streets of Birmingham.

Having briefly dropped down to a duo following their early releases, the addition of vocalist Fiona Paulwell-Thindel means a return to the trusted three-prong attack for Mark Anthony Dufus and Derek King.

WATCH: The video for Funk Division's The Things I Said:

Funk Division, previously called The Soul Garden, are a soul jazz and funk group formed by Duffus - known for his work as Blak Prophetz - in 2005 in Walsall.

They were a studio production band that rehearsed in Duffus' custom-built recording studio on a weekly basis with session musicians and friends. They were involved in remix projects for established recording artists like Joyce Sims, Justin Timberlake, Preeya Kalidas, Warren Stacey and more before moving into their own writing around 2016.

A statement on the new single said: "“The new single delivers a much more laid back, soulful and emotional vibe which is very different from their previous energetic songs. Yet it's smooth and incredibly jazzy.

"The trio seem to have conjured up the right formula for soul music followers. The two producers offering two versions - soul and house - are Mark (Blak Prophetz) and Derek (DK). They make Fiona’s vocals sit well within their production."

The Things I Said came out last Sunday and is available to hear on their Spotify page. The video can be viewed on their YouTube channel. For updates on the band, follow them on Twitter @thefunkdivision or visit their website.

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