Chocolate or vanilla. Beatles or Stones. Pac or Biggie. Of all the contentious match-ups, perhaps the greatest in my circle is D’Angelo or Bilal. Not “who is better?” but rather “who would you put on your album?” And my answer is classically whomever is at the forefront of my mind with new music.
Bilal has been making a good go of it lately, reminding us that cliches such as “patience is a virtue” and “good things come to those who wait” exist for moments and music like this. I’m still waiting patiently for D’Angelo to work his voodoo again, but I’m glad the wait is over for this first-born-second voice to be born again.
Congratulations, Bilal. With this song you have secured a feature on my forthcoming, “Jay Walker and The Pedestrians” imaginary album.
Bilal’s set to release Airtight’s Revenge soon via Plug Research.