Here's the lead track "By And By" - a truly delightful flight on a cloud of funk bass, saxophone and synths:
The beat is strong, his voice is soulful whether he's operating in falsetto range or a little bit lower down to anchor the song. If you recall Lewis Taylor (man, I miss that guy), do not miss a chance to get this record. The music is more horn-based than Taylor's, but absolutely as soulful. And he's a terrific vocalist.
Here's the song "Nobody":
And you can stream the whole record now at Spin.com - although this will probably be taken down closer to release date (next Tuesday Jan 22). It shouldn't matter - if you like soul music and have been wondering where to find it, you'll probably pre-order this before then anyway.
Here's the video for "Could've It Been Me?":
Out January 22 on Mint Records. You can follow the link to pre-order now.