The overwhelming success and critical praise of artists like Andra Day and Leon Bridges have proven that vintage soul is here to stay. The throwback style and sound has gotten plenty of love from solo artists, but we haven’t seen much representation when it comes to groups. The Womack Sisters are ready to fix that with their debut single “Darling.”
As children of Linda Womack and Cecil Womack – the successful singing/songwriting team better known as Womack & Womack – sisters BG, Zeimani and Kucha, grew up touring the world with their parents. Eventually, they caught the songwriting bug and even sang background for Womack & Womack before moving on to work with icons like Rolling Stones and Annie Lennox, plus garnering writing credits on tracks with B.O.B, The Game and Mya among others.
When they initially began performing a few years ago, they chose the moniker Ejyptian Queen perhaps as an homage to the family’s discovery of ancestral ties to the Zekkariyas tribe. But when you have a remarkable legend like Sam Cooke as your grandfather, the classic wardrobe and soulful sounds of the ’50s and ’60s is a destiny that can’t be denied. Thankfully, these ladies don’t have to rely on “name drops” to get attention, they can actually sing.
The sisters deliver retro-styled harmonies and plenty of soulful sass in the Roman Luck-directed visuals for “Darling.” With sequined minidresses that sparkle and tousled coifs that would make Amy Winehouse proud, they proceed to tell about a lover who’s about to get kicked to the curb. Channeling the realness of their uncle Bobby Womack, they sing, “Baby, I ain’t bothered with your lies. Go play all the games you want, boy. You ain’t on my mind.” As a matter of fact, “Darling, don’t you come back home.” Welp!
Despite their famous DNA and a colorful family history that sounds straight out of a soap opera, The Womack Sisters are determined to leave their own mark in the music business. They are hoping to release a full-length debut later this year, but for now check out their lead single and video premiere featuring cheeky choreography by Shawna Pops. “Darling” is available for purchase via iTunes and you can learn more about this talented trio by visiting their website and checking out their cover song series on YouTube.