Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CD Review: Marcus Singletary Is Still "Smokin'" On His New Album

Singer/songwriter Marcus Singletary released his latest album last year entitled “Smokin’.” Marcus is a workhorse, handling all the vocals, guitars, organs, keyboards and synthesizers on this new album. He draws upon the classic rock sound of the seventies, while incorporating some of today topics within the lyrics.

The lead-off song, “Can It Be Real” draws some similarities to early Lenny Kravitz along with a more progressive approach, instead of a pop music approach. He brings out his soul music on “Meditate” before heading into the funk-style of “Get The Dance Gene.” The one cover song on the album is a great rendition of Bob Marley’s “Misty Morning.” The song still captures the message Marley was trying to portray, while Marcus makes this song sound like one of his own. Next, Marcus dives back to the sixties with “Psychedelic People,” which sounds as if he called upon The Fifth Dimension to lend a hand. The album closes with the fun, up-tempo sounds of “You Could Be Lucky,” ending the album on a high note.

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