BLAZING MUSIC REVIEW: Soul Music Edition – Eric Benet by Eric Benet
For all those so-called music lovers who didn’t know, there is a stark difference between R&B and Soul music, at least in my humble opinion. See R&B (stands for Rhythm and Blues) that said a good R&B cd will get your fingers popping and make you want to shake a tail feather. However, Soul music is what it is because of where it initially hits you…in your soul and that my friends, is exactly what crooner Eric Benet has accomplished with his self-titled, eighth studio cd. I don’t know how the brother did it, but somehow he has captured the essence of old school slow jams, channeled the vocal prowess reminiscent of the late Prince, while still remaining true to himself and taking us back to that time in his career with the beautiful songwriting skills in this collection. All and all it’s just good ass music and retro Groovers are so glad he’s back.
While the entire cd is a winner, the top three Head Banger cuts for me on this collection are; the first released single, “Sunshine”, and please don’t sleep on the yet to be promoted Remix of “Sunshine” featuring a reunion with his vocal soul mate Tamia. My favorite though is his ballad, “Insane”. Now as a true Eric Benet fan, I know we can pretty much count on him for the cool booty tune but baby, this brother takes it to that OTHER LEVEL on this one. With, Insane Benet manages to infuse soul with a splash of rock sensuously and makes us love it. If you are looking for some down home good music for your next date night, cuddle alert or just a for a night with wine in front of the fireplace, then check out Eric Benet, by Eric Benet and allow yourself to go musically insane. This joint get 5 hearts because it is good to the soul from the start! Kudos Mr. Benet, great work killing us all softly with all your songs.
November 19th, 2016