First Impressions: Cee-Lo 's "Fool For You" Gets Seasoned With Some Melanie Fiona

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


"Fool For You" is one of my favorite slices off of Cee-Lo's excellente The Lady Killer. To repeat myself, this track had a great Earth, Wind, & Fire feel to it, not just because EWF vocalist Phillip Bailey was on board, but because the arrangement and the flow of the piece was just riding in that same taunt horn injected groove that made the 70's band such a unique and tight collective.

Well, "Fool For You" has gotten a makeover (as if it needed it) as it has added Melanie Fiona to the mix to give the track a little touch of femme call n' response. Fiona, in the process, redeems herself from that weird, try-hard performance she gave for Chaka Khan's UNCF Evening Of Stars tribute concert with this, as the song is still as funky and as great as ever with her as an addition. Even though I still think the song was fine the way it was, this revamp will make a great chart/radio entry. There's the silver lining, I guess.

Get past Mr. Hightower's (aka Steve "The Advice Stain" Harvey) vocals at tail end to enjoy this radio rip straight from Ms. Fiona's SoundCloud page and form your own opinion about it.

Cee-Lo - Fool For You (Remix) (ft. Melanie Fiona)

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