The Overtones' Timmy Matley has said that he's been "taken back to childhood" with the group's new album 'Sweet Soul Music'.

The Overtones

The Overtones

The singer stars alongside Mark Franks, Lachie Chapman, Mike Crawshaw and Darren Everest in the group, and says their new soul album features classics including Marvin Gaye hit 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine',

In a chat with BANG Showbiz, he explained: "I'm really proud of taking on some of these songs. It was a bit daunting at times, but it's definitely taken me back to my childhood, listening to that music and having a real love for it.

"I remember flicking through my mum's old LPs, blowing the dust off them and flicking them on."

He went on to say that the new record underlined the group's growth, suggesting they've taken more risks with their new record - their fourth studio album.

"We realised that for this album, it was about us spreading our wings. It has a bit more grit and energy, but with that, there are also some really loving, tender moments."

Some soul classics are also included and Timmy revealed the five-piece harmony outfit used old-school recording techniques to achieve the sound they're looking for.

"We're really proud of this album. It's definitely about us thinking about how they recorded songs back in the era, and back in those days, they recorded together in the same studio around a mic each.

"They created that whole feel live in the studio and that's what we wanted with this album. And I think we've achieved a fuller sound with this record. We're really singing from the heart."

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