Thursday, December 17, 2009

Roti List: Jully Black

I know that it has been quite a while since I've added an artist to the Roti List; I just hadn't found any great music over the last 6 weeks. But over the past few days, I've listened non-stop to Jully Black's new album The Black Book. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not an R&B fan. Much of what's on the radio nowdays in this genre sound the same. But there's something about Jully's lyrics and composition that grabs you. Her work is raw and yet polished at the same time. Her voice will take you back to the days of Aretha Franklin and the Supremes, but her harmonies and backgrounds couldn't be more modern. Each and every one of her songs on this album is genius, inspired and hypnotic.

Here is my favorite song