What is SOTL? People call it the sound of a garage band in the hands of trained musicians.
Where is SOTL from? Three different parts of the globe. Which makes it a conspiracy.
Influences? People and places. New York City being a location we are all aesthetically connected to.
Should I play SOTL for my mom? You certainly could. I am sure she'll get it.
Use three adjectives to describe SOTL. We would say: Angular, deep, and round. A music magazine might say: Soulful, explosive, and urban.
Is SOTL a jazz band? No.
What should I say to people who asks me what kind of music SOTL is? Technically speaking mention that it is instrumental music. Also it's a trio. For the rest, it's what we imagine soul music on steroids will sound like in 2054. But that's personal... You should come up with your own definition.