D. Folks tells us “The Truth”

D. Folks is new to us at SoulTracks, but the Richmond, Virginia native has an old soul. There are clear elements of classic soul in his vibe, but his sound is contemporary. And with a vocal power that reminds us a bit of Usher, but with more than a touch of gospel in there.

His newest release, “The Truth,” Folks delivers a lightly arranged, finger-poppin’ midtempo number on which he examines an exchange between partners in a weathered relationship.

He tells us, “’Truth’ was written as an acknowledgement of a duo’s journey to form a more perfect union, and the bitter acceptance of an unplanned arrival at a fork in the road. Over decidedly minimalist production, it introspectively covers the range of emotions experienced in a co-dependent dynamic. The song’s progression unveils a poignant rebuke of maintaining appearances out of fear, and questions the long term cost of clutching firmly to the past and not reaching for what could be.  Intentional or not, it’s relevant to ‘We The People’ in real time….’I already know, so tell me the truth…’”