Retro-soul force of nature Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings had planned on releasing their new album Give The People What They Want back in August, but just as things were ramping up, Jones was diagnosed with cancer, and all those plans went on hold. According to a press release, Jones has since undergone a successful surgery and is still going through treatment, and now the album is once again coming out. Jones shows up in animated form in director Lizzi Akana’s video for first single “Retreat!” In the video, Jones does battle with some nefarious cartoon wolves. Check it out below.
Give The People What They Want is out 1/14 of next year on Daptone, and the band is scheduled to return to the stage 2/6 at New York’s Beacon Theater.