October 29, 2008
Brick – Good Morning Sunshine
October 27, 2008
My selection from this album is “This Feeling’s Rated Extra.” Keeping very much in the vein of his pimp/player vibe, Leon let’s the woman of the day know that she makes him feel like none other. Why, then, does this song remind me of The Planetarium scene in “The Mack?” Classic soulful sax work and Leon’s voice make me rate this one an A+.
Leon Haywood – This Feeling’s Rated Extra
October 26, 2008
“Blame it on the Sun” is a song penned by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta 8 years after their divorce. This is one of the few songs on this album where Syreeta really pushes the vocals out and you can feel the emotion placed into the song. Poignant lyrics and lush instrumentation makes this one a stand out for me. The premise is similar to Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain” as one lover tries to justify the end of a relationship on everything but the lovers themselves.