August Greene x Brandy | Optimistic

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Postby Controlfreak » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:23 pm

Renowned hip-hop artist and actor Common, drummer Karriem Riggins, and pianist Robert Glasper are set to release their first album under the moniker August Greene in March. For its lead single, the trio brought on the heart of ’90s pop-R&B, Brandy, to cover Sounds Of Blackness’ 1991 track “Optimistic.” The song is typically carried by a full choir, but Brandy’s familiar harmonies flow over Glasper’s ryhthmic piano and Riggins’ swift drumming to give it an updated sound and exuberance.
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Postby biscuits » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:28 pm

This is good but I probably won’t listen to it frequently. She should do more like this, much better than Beggin and Pleadin
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Postby biscuits » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Oh and she finally gives us the high notes we all know she’s capable of.

She’s one of the best vocalists there is
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Postby Loose » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:47 pm

This is great! :D
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Postby Controlfreak » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:20 pm

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Postby GetBack » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:21 pm

I love that she is still serving the best vocals! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Controlfreak » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:35 pm

I can see this receiving a Grammy nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance next year.
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Postby GetBack » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:54 am

Controlfreak wrote:I can see this receiving a Grammy nod for Best Traditional R&B Performance next year.
Yes, especially with Robert Glasper in it.
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Postby Loveguru » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:49 pm

boring though
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