That’s the thing about soul music isn’t it? It’s meant to touch those parts of your psyche that other music doesn’t reach out for. Sandy Rivera’s long-standing project has delivered some wonderfully, exceptional pieces of music over the years and this latest number also features the delicious vocals of April Morgan, whose voice adorned the classic Fall For You from 2013. Musically there a no real surprises as its all down the skilful, timeless combination of smooth piano chords accompanied by irresistible swinging rhythms that likewise set the pulses racing.
Trust Defected to release this burst of soulful energy onto my unsuspecting airwaves. I say unsuspecting because it takes something pretty special these days to tantalise when it comes to the more soulfully orientated American feeling songs that used to typify the day decades back. But here we are with Yasmeen’s yearning vocals sounding temptingly lovely over this emotively packed production setting its unfussy, charming bassline alongside warm pads and crunchy drums, leaving space for the vocal to shine on the Extended Original version. Then there’s the first-rate Kings Of Tomorrow remix which adds an edgier bass to the affair offset by smooth chords lending the fine song a clearly respectful compliment.
Release: February 17