The opening cut "Love Is Something" is urban yet agreeably soulful and who can argue when this brilliant vocalist is at the helm. Tashan has created a number of albums to suit various tastes and for me I am comfortable with this. He can, unlike many others, carry it off. I truly love the different and interesting "In My Life" which is a real must-listen-to track; one that gets into your head and under your skin. The simple, yet intricate melody is so so what we have come to expect from this great man. I feel the same way about "I Just Wanna" - a laid back, summery vibe. What's missing for me are some Jerry Hey styled horns. Man, would that be an added bonus on this. The wah-wah guitar flavoured jam "Right Now" is strong and reminds me of a mid '90s jam a la H-Town or someone of that genre. "Lost In Love" with it's freaky synths a la Phyllis Hyman's "It's All About Me" and the hand-clap Hip Hop beat is neatly matched with Tashan's eminently soulful vocal approach. In a younger artist's hands this would well be a disaster...Tashan is a hands-down winner here. Excellent. OK, it isn't of the calibre of his 1993 album "For The Sake Of Love", but this is another extension of the man - and a welcome addition as far as I am concerned. You can download this album direct from the Man himself on http://www.Tashan7.com and the good old fashioned hard copies will be available from 30th April! I am so pleased to welcome back this true statesman of modern soul...Mr. Tashan Rashad.
The Vibe Scribe
The Vibe Scribe