This isn't a forum I generally use to discuss or share music, but in this case I can't help myself.
I am completely hooked on this ridiculously happy and wonderful album. It's been sort of a staple at our house lately, always on in the background when we want a little something to pick us up and get us moving. I seriously CAN NOT stop smiling and bopping around while I listen. And when I say bopping, I mean literally bopping. It's just something you have to do.
The album: The Way I See It, and well, it's just fantastic. It's Raphael Saadiq bein all motowny and awesome.
It's like a summer breeze, full of energy and happiness, cutting right through the dark that comes WAY too early during this winter time. It's perfect for getting the inspiration flowing. (That's right, this post just became a little more appropriate for this blog, we're talkin inspiration now)
If the clips on Amazon aren't enough to hook you, and you need more of a test drive before you commit to the music purchase, you can check out the entire album streaming on deezer.com. That's how we discovered the album in fact, it's featured on the homepage. Sometimes on weekdays you may have trouble getting it to play. I think it has something to do with the cost of rights to streaming music, but nights and weekends generally seem to be trouble free.
All I can say is if you're a motown fan, you'll love the album. I do, it's my MUCH needed bit of sunshine on these cold and cloudy days. Just had to share.