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Goapele - Even Closer

Number of Discs
1
Release Date
02/03/2004
Artist
Goapele
Format
CD / Album
Label / Studio
Skyblaze
Duration
01:02:51

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Even Closer is a reworked version of Goapele's limited release debut, Closer, with five additional songs: "Ease Your Mind" (featuring Pep Love), "Got It," "The Daze" (featuring Zion I and Casual), "Back to You," and "Red, White & Blues" (an anti-war song featuring a blistering guitar solo by Errol Cooney). It showcases Goapele's sultry, cascading voice with relatively sparse vocal arrangements and the contributions of producers such as Amp Live, Jeff Bhasker, Eric Krasno, and Mike Tiger, who help create a smooth, tasty mixture of soul, hip-hop, jazz, and occasional touches of other styles. Goapele navigates this potpourri quite adeptly, although the album does tread a thin line between appealingly eclectic and insufficiently cohesive; fortunately, she has enough talent, including a sufficiently distinctive vocal personality, to pull it off. The words tend toward lyrical and enigmatic, but occasionally they are effectively straightforward and to the point (e.g., "'Cause you're so f**k'n romantic/I can't stand it" from "Romantic"); Goapele also manages to tackle social/political issues without getting too preachy. However, some may wish her social protest lyrics were less vague and more incisive; also, the album isn't replete with clever wordplay and the rhymes tend to be conventional combinations such as "friend"/"end" and "same"/"blame." Nonetheless, this album is worth a listen if you enjoy contemporary soul. ~ Todd Kristel

1) Closer - Goapele (03:49)
2) Ease Your Mind - Goapele / Pep Love (03:37)
3) Got It - Goapele (03:15)
4) Romantic - Goapele (05:38)
5) Too Much the Same - Goapele (03:57)
6) Catch - Goapele (04:09)
7) The Daze - Goapele (03:07)
8) Thing's Don't Exist - Goapele (04:32)
9) Childhood Drama - Goapele (03:15)
10) Salvation - Goapele (03:42)
11) Back to You - Goapele (04:17)
12) Butterflykisses - Goapele (03:20)
13) It Takes More - Goapele (03:58)
14) Red White & Blues - Goapele (05:40)
15) Childhood Drama - Goapele (06:35)

Album
Even Closer
Publisher
RED Distribution
Main Format
CD
Explicit Lyrics
No
Keyword Index
Even Closer | Goapele