Hoshin, a 5-piece neo soul group from Seattle, draws its strength and groove from the deep friendships of the band and its wider community. Beginning in 2017 as a friends of friends collective, they have quickly created a visionary soul sound, tapping into the felt pocket of rhythm and hypnotic groove-hooks to deliver Sam Hoshin’s organic melodies. Front-woman Sam is the ruby, brilliantly singing complex r&b runs alongside catchy refrains. Her honest commitment onstage exemplifies the themes: intuition, misplaced affection, ambition. The band at large pulls influence from greats like Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Sade, Hiatus Kaiyote, and cues up jazz, gospel, soul, and r&b elements, inviting listeners into the ongoing legacy and community of soul music.