Tuesday, September 16, 2008

McKAY, Stephanie - Tell It Like It Is


McKAY, Stephanie - Tell It Like It Is (Muthas Of Invention) Comentários: STEPHANIE MCKAY’s new album ‘Tell It Like It Is’ sees the Bronx-born singer/songwriter work with local musicians to produce an album that wraps up classic soul, seventies funk-rock and old-school hip hop influences into one vibrant outpouring. Sometimes romantic and at others acutely topical, ‘Tell It Like It Is’ is an album full of strong performances and great song-writing.The album is packed with classic gems from the feel-good joy of the KATAYST produced lead single “Jackson Avenue”, to the outrageously funky, hornfired groove of “Kinky”. The hip hop influenced “Oh Yeah” is a wind-in-the hair celebration with a cool groove, while a newly-incarnated version of the KATALYST co-written “Say What You Feel” appears in all its glory. R&B sensation ANTHONY HAMILTON appears on the smooth but perfectly pitched duet “Where Did Our Love Go?” resulting in an absolute gem of a ballad, while the album finishes with a refreshingly original take on WILLY MASON’s youth anthem for the 21st century, “Oxygen”.Stephanie is widely recognised as one of the genre’s most gifted, diverse and exciting emerging talents. in inertia [Para Ouvir/Samples]