Sunday, April 03, 2005
So What the Fuss
Ah yeah, now that's what I'm talkin' 'bout. "So What the Fuss", the lead single from Stevie Wonder's upcoming A Time to Love disc (due out the first week of next month), is a funky R&B jam that is both old school and contemporary-sounding at the same time. It's a bit preachy, a bit funny, very insightful and knowing, and it has a groove so smokin' that it just won't let go...in other words, it's vintage Stevie.
The single, which features Prince on guitar and En Vogue on backing vocals, is a tonic to my old ears. It's been nearly a decade since Stevie dropped a new collection ("dropped"...I'm so hep I scare myself sometimes :-) and I'm looking forward to the new CD even more than I (a lifelong fan of the man) was already.
Bring it on, Mr. Morris, bring it on.