These albums bring their own unique funk-vibe to my ears. I forgot how much I liked Futuresex / Lovesounds. I’m glad this was released on vinyl. And Solange gives me chills. What a great album!
Steven A. Clark The Lonely Roller
Do you ever come across a release and think, “How the Hell is this not huge yet?” That’s the easiest way to go into this wonderful debut, even if it’s a tad bold. To be fair, it’s a great time for quality R&B anyway, with The Weeknd and Frank Ocean proving that you can take your music and lyrics seriously and be successful; you don’t have to dumb it down for the weekend club warriors. That’s a good thing for newcomer Steven A. Clark, whose semi-autobiographical lyrics tell of a darker side to R&B. As he says, “Rhythm and blues ain’t all candy and hearts… Tapping into the darker side helps make a song more real, and keeps things fresh.” Steven’s music finds a perfect balance of telling these truer to life stories within the context of shiny, bright music. – New Noise Magazine