SONG OF THE WEEK: SYREETA'S "CAUSE WE'VE ENDED AS LOVERS"

Even without a sky full of swollen, low hanging clouds today would have been mellow after we arrived in Chicago just before dawn. I like to use my first day home from the road to put things back in order, drink a little coffee, and absorb some mellow music. Syreeta's "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" (from her second album Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta) very neatly sums up what I'm talking about. Wonder's gorgeous arranging and production allows Syreeta's voice to gently lead the song, supported by thoughtful and intricate keys and guitars. The pure tone and control of her voice is put on full display. There's a lesson in the effectiveness of simplicity on this one. And call me cheesy, but I'm kind of in love with the soft rain plip-plopping throughout the track. http://youtu.be/jEWXYc46f8E

 

-Jonny Hats