[vimeo width=”525″ height=”325″]http://vimeo.com/5898495[/vimeo]
Audio and video are not completely in sync, but who cares, really? Especially, when the sound, visual, and message are so soulful and sexy (and she’s trying not to spell it out, but she can’t help herself…) “Milk and Honey” is deliberately sweet, seductive, and celebratory. I find the experimentation and lightheartedness here much more interesting. Props to Bedrock for the beat. I haven’t heard or seen much from Goapele since her 2000/1 song “Closer” – positive, dreamy, a bit wistful now.
On a general note – neo soul and alt contemporary R&B has been anemic, stale since 2001 (after D’Angelo’s Voodoo and Erykah Badu’s Mama Gun, what else is there?) I’ve stayed away for the most part, but very now and then, there are impressive, surprisingly great albums and songs like Erykah Badu’s “The Healer” from her 2008 offering New Amerykah Part One (4th World War). For 2009, Sa-Ra’s album Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love is amazing and has been very enjoyable.
vimeo spotted @ TSS