"Factual" has to be one of the most wonderful and soulful records that this ultra-talented man has laid down...soulful, punchy and crammed with 80s flavours such as synths, warm keys and freestyle vocals unconstrained by Urban styles. On the strength of this gem alone I could recommend the set to you as mandatory. A great song for Summer and a track that you will be able to resurrect in 20 years time and still fully enjoy. The beauty of "Feels So Good" hits us like an Impromp2's "Summer Nights" cum Michael Jackson's "Human nature", and the vibe is perfect! Another instant hit as far as I am concerned...Jazzy Soul at it's very best! Another killer is the Eric Benét-ish ballad ""Be Here With You", a song that also has some 70s Isley Brothers melodies woven in for great effect..such a classy outing and not to be missed. "I'm Right Here" carries on this masterclass of soul-jazz unity and reminds me of what Glenn Jones was doing on his last effort, "Feels Good". "Color Green" is another top-draw attraction which has some great guitar licks and the beautifully swaying "Good Times" complete with scat does nothing but add lustre to an already essential album. The best album he has recorded in almost 20 years, "So Strong" is a mandatory purchase.
The Vibe Scribe