Photo by Ben Kaye

    Houston’s The Suffers only released their debut EP, Make Some Room, earlier this year, but already they’ve become a premier festival act. The rising soul collective — which is comprised of 10 exquisite musicians, including mighty frontwoman Kam Franklin — wooed the crowd of Newport Folk Festival in July, made quite the impression during its Austin City Limits debut performance last month, and, most recently, launched a mini dance party at Voodoo Experience this past weekend.

    The Suffers are looking to extend their success into the new year, prepping to drop their self-titled debut on February 12th. As a preview of what’s to come from these budding soul maestros, the band’s let loose “Better”, a gorgeous new single that channels the warm charisma and richness of Sam Cooke. Listen in below.