Still putting the finishing touches on his Legato Blues Summer mixtape Novel unleashed a track to tide us over. Although this is from his debut album Calligraphy, the mellowed out vibes are as refreshing as when the heat finally breaks on a hot summer day. The trio of him, Joell & Colin are clicking on all cylinders right here.
What’s funny to me is that outside of personal playlists (or CD’s) music like this doesn’t even have a platform to be heard. Ever since they days of automated programmers began to control the urban airwaves, it seems like the quiet storm blocks have become a thing of the past. Even when I was younger, I knew when something like this came on it was time to end my day. Now you turn on the radio at midnight and your welcomed to the soothing sounds of “Pretty Boy Swag.”
Pretty sad if you ask me.