Watch St. Paul and the Broken Bones Perform ‘I’m Torn Up’ In Boston
On Tuesday (Nov. 18), Birmingham soul outfit St. Paul and the Broken Bones took the stage at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club. WGBH caught frontman Paul Janeway and company bringing down the house with their new album’s lead track, ‘I’m Torn Up’ -- and you can check it out above.
In an interview preceding the performance, Janeway says that before their debut album, 2014’s ‘Half the City,’ the band recorded an entire album of Otis Redding covers, which helped inspire 'I'm Torn Up.'
“Actually, we covered a whole Otis Redding album before we released this album. We just decided we’d learn it,” he said. “And it’s ‘Otis Blue,’ and that album starts off with this song, ‘Old Man Trouble,’ and I said, ‘Well, if ‘Otis Blue’ can start off with … that kind of slow burner,’ I said, ‘We can start our album out [like that].’”
St. Paul and the Broken Bones are on the road in North America through February, and then hop the pond for a European run beginning in March. Get their full tour itinerary here.