Wednesday, 9 April 2014

worth the wait

5 long and cruel years have passed but our (aka my) favourite musical dynamite has returned with an album that makes us forgive his absence; like the love struck puppy that forgives their significant for waiting three days to call you! 

If the term 'bedroom eyes' had a soundtrack it would be 'Let Me Down Easy', the integrated sample of Bettye LaVette makes it sultry enough to get you rosy cheeked and giddy, but not so explicitly inappropriate that you'd be afraid your mama has heard you playing it. 'Iron Sky' on the other hand, is in a league of it's own, the six-minute masterpiece is bursting with vigour, emotion and such technical flair, you want to applaud each and every genius that created it. It starts a little fire that has you wild with determination and inspiration but you're not really sure what to do with it. From 'Scream (Funk My Life Up)' to 'Diana', Paolo has re-introduced soulful funk back into the charts since the likes of Prince and Rick James. 

The 3rd album out of his 8 year long career, Paolo is in no rush to churn out material and takes his sweet damn time to produce music he isn't going to regret when he's old and grey. Paolo has got us excited about music again. It's not all vapid lyrics and flashy music videos. It's an album full of cause and purpose and so much bloody passion it's the kick in the right direction for us everyday folk. 

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