Holy Pistola is an orchestral ensemble with an emphasis on live soul, funk, and hip-hop. Their latest unveiling, “Sun Will Rise” is dedicated to the victims of the 2016 Pulse Orlando Nightclub tragedy.

A pious and reverent offering, “Sun Will Rise” is beautifully melancholic. Holy Pistola delivers their message with a feathered funk, mapping Janis-style vocals with sultry jazztronic melodies. The song’s gospel aromas are complemented by brassy saxophone work and silky chord progressions. A song about grief, hope, and a brighter tomorrow, “Sun Will Rise” is a soulful anthem in and of itself.