The rootsier and Connor Reeves-ish downtempo “Love Letters” has a Raphael Saadiq element in the arrangement of beats and use of Hammond Organ, and the sax which blows in later is almost wistful and non-committal, making the song perfectly mould with the lyrics and tone. More uptempo but as still reflective and melancholic is the excellent “Not Compatible” - a song that really resonates with many people especially me as a person. Nice to hear someone else equally as befuddled with life as I! LOL. I am totally in love with the shuffling “More Than Friends”; another strong summer-time chilled out track with a lot of feeling and is also excellently performed. My stand-out track is the BRILLIANT Eric Benét-ish "Things Gotta Change", which features bass legend Pino Palladino and brass innovator Roy Hargrove, who has churned out plenty a good tuned in his time! The title song kicks ass in a retro soul way a la Redd Soul or Remy Shane (whatever happened to him????) The rootsy R&B flavour of “Miss Leading” is easily likened to Dwayne Wiggins' Motown album, think “Strange Fruit” or “R&B Singer” and you aren't far wrong! The brassy “Put A Spell On Me” will go down a storm on Solar – Mike Stephens will definitely love this one! All in all I'm not sure about sweet dreams being guaranteed BUT if you grab a copy of this it will definitely be satisfaction guaranteed.
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