It's one thing to call your music soulful, it's a completely different notion to label it as southern soul and actually perform with this level of conviction.
What's been worthwhile to see in both a cappella and mainstream music in the last decade is the proliferation of artists who truly embody soul, and the various forms they come in. Artists such as John Legend, Chris Stapleton and Alabama Shakes are a few who instantly come to mind. Another to add to that list is St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
In this cover of St. Paul and the Broken Bones' "Call Me" THUNK from Northwestern University cash in on the soul element. The lead is completely and whole-heartedly invested in selling every ounce of this song, while the backing group does a good job of energetic support as the song builds. This is the perfect type of groove needed for every Friday.