Finding music that transcends all age groups is a difficult thing to come across. This is an important task when preparing for the holiday season that often brings the family together under one roof. Music can break the ice and bring people together if the right tunes are played. Old heads in my family are quick to jam to oldies (ironically) while disrespecting today’s hits. Now and again, I blend in some new music that fits the function. Once nana is swaying back and forth, that’s when I know it’s right up her alley. Before I know it, questions float around about the song title and the artist playing at the moment. Once the murmuring is unbearable to ignore, I finally told the room that it’s a group called “Silk Sonic”.
With Boosie Collins featured as a guest presenter of the project, everyone thought that the group had to have been a funky band that came out in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Once I showed them who the group was, nana couldn’t believe some young blood managed to make “good music” for a change. One thing I can agree with that statement is Silk Sonic’s ability to make good music. The influence is seen and heard from their doo-wop melodies down to the psychedelic threads. With the album “An Evening With Silk Sonic” setting the tone, smooth sounds of soulful singing are infused with elite instrumentation. The 9 songs collaborative album is composed to perfection, with records that touch every key element needed to make a body of work complete. Singles “Leave the Door Open” is a soft ballad while “Skate” is an uptempo tune to keep you moving and grooving. Records like “Smoking Out The Window” gives the other side of the love coin that tends to rear its ugly head from time to time. While “Blast Off” reflects on tapping into a euphoric realm of consciousness with that special someone. The balance between Grammy level composition mixed with charismatic lyrics fit for today’s generation, the album is just enough to have you wanting more.
After the long-awaited album finally dropped, was it worth the wait? Let us know how you feel in the comments below.