Recycle It!: Bilal Gets 'High' On Some Stevie

Monday, December 3, 2012


So....let me just go on ahead and play double duty where I get to talk about a brand new joint AND re-discover an oldie.

Bilal and his splendid voice find it's way into my life again by way of draping itself over Stevie Wonder's "Too High". We usually don't put limitations on when it comes to covering Mr. Wonder (though sometimes I think we should...), but thankfully Bilal keeps things from being a piano bar nightmare, by just slipping into Wonder's lyrics and letting his voice merge with the bubbling groove and the soft Fender Rhodes. Grabbing from Wonder's superb Innervisions set is always a plus, and Bilal gets bonus points for covering a lesser done Wonder number with such agility.  

In the hands of producer/mix master Vikter Duplaix, Bilal's upcoming mixtape, The Retrospection will rest, and from the sound of things, its Bilal making magic once again. Still "Too High" is nothing but a tide-over till his fourth album, A Love Surreal, impedes in the early wake of next year.

So do you get "high" on Bilal, Stevie, or both versions? Lend an ear and judge for yourself.

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