Veteran funk/soul collective Earth, Wind and Fire return with “My Promise,” their first new single in eight years. Culled from the group’s upcoming studio set, Now, Then & Forever, the uplifting track is accompanied by this engaging rehearsal performance video.
“‘My Promise,’ it’s a great song,” the band’s co-founder Verdine White tells Rolling Stone. “Straight down the middle, Earth, Wind and Fire. No question about it.” To which original member Philip Bailey adds, “We put in a sincere attempt to be and do Earth, Wind and Fire the way people have come to know and love it, to rediscover the essence of what that is.”
In support of the new album, due out September 10th, Earth, Wind and Fire will play a one-off gig at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on August 3rd. Then, on September 6th, the group brings its grooves to the San Diego Civic Center, where it will launch a run of North American tour dates.