First Impressions: Rollin' Once Again With Raphael Saddiq

Friday, February 25, 2011

Yes, I have been on sleep mode with Raphael Saddiq. His first single off of the upcoming Stone Rollin',  "Radio" just kind of killed the magic for me, because after a few hearty listens I admit...I became bored. Then along came "Good Man" and I sort of didn't care anymore (even though the video completely changed my mind about the song). So along comes the title track and I say to myself that I'll give a go at it, considering that Saddiq had me at the line: "it never rains in Southern California" and because you guys might get suspicious of the lack of Saddiq going around these parts. He's a tried and true favorite so I have got to like this next joint off of his upcoming Stone Rollin'. In short, I'm determined to like this one.

Breathe easy, because this is the best single so far. It's nothing you haven't heard before, but it's a bucket o' more interesting than what "Radio" is with it's lo-fi dirty dishwater Blues rock that squeaks in some dusty harmonica playing and of course feels like the rhinestones around Sly Stone's cap. I'd like to see what else Saddiq has up his sleeve because this is more like it.

Raphael Saddiq - Stone Rollin' 

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