Stubborn Son is a cold war-era radio gem. Formed in 2014 over three-finger pours and stacks of vinyl records, this Seattle based project sits nicely between the visual stylings of the 1960s and the sonic infusions of the ’70s and ’80s. The Fortunes EP (Nov. 2017) is the follow up to the bands 2015 full length album Birthright and is the unmistakable proof that Rock ‘n’ Roll is not dead, its just has a new name. While previously rooted closer to soulful blues-rock, Fortunes has Stubborn Son taking a drastic, yet perfectly fitting departure. Layered with more melodies and groovier hooks than previous works, Fortunes lays back with more intentional space and freedom in songwriting and still delivers all the rock goodness of 1971. Based around distinct vocals, keys, synth and dusty old gear, Stubborn Son has created a unique yet surprisingly familiar identity with Fortunes.