OK, so I was sent a link to listen to Jodeci’s new track; Every Moment and after a typical R&B style intro, K-Ci’s instantly recognisable voice filled my eardrums…still raspy, still rugged, still laced with attitude but perhaps a little more crispy then before.
He sounded good but his words seemed a little bit waterlogged…almost!
Dare I say, it sounded as though the crystal clear vocals that had earned K-Ci the title of; Jodeci frontman, seemed a little bit worse for wear!
I wouldn’t say his vocals were finished with, just more….matured maybe… but not the fine wine kind of mature either.
The familiar harmony of the other 3 band members chimed in and it was at that point, I was taken back to when Jodeci ruled the roost!
Actually, I was reminded of Love U 4 Life.
As the song went on, I realised what it was….K-Ci sounded tired!
He was riding the song like an old pro and even hit those notes, again, taking me back to the Jodeci heyday but I couldn’t help but feel it took a lot out of him to try and recreate that signature K-Ci sound.
Then JoJo dropped some vocals!!
JoJo only sang a few bars but what I remember of his previously soft, warm and buttery tones had been replaced… I couldn’t put my finger on what with, but I just knew he sounded different!
The song continued and in true 90s fashion, by the time we reached the bridge, K-Ci was in full swing, licks, runs… all sorts.
In that moment, I was so taken in, I forgot about how he had sounded so tired, minutes ago!
I liked this song, even if it did conjure up images of the 4 looking and behaving very, very, very differently to how most women expected them to look and behave back in the 90s
Overall, I wasn’t disappointed, I didn’t cringe too much and found myself nodding along.
Every Moment is a great throw back to 90s R&B and actually, I wouldn’t mind hearing a new album from them which is just as well as rumour has it, an album should be landing soon courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music.
Check out the track for yourself and see what you think: