Thursday, April 17, 2014

Young & Sick - Mangrove / Heartache Fetish

Feels Like: Chromeo, Sunny Levine, D'Angelo, Maroon 5 (not in a bad way)

Young & Sick make some of the tastiest R&B this side of Prince's waffle iron (just kidding, we all know he prefers pancakes). While there is a trend in R&B to smooth out all the edges and this does work for some people, the best R&B has some kind of backbone. "Mangrove" is as upbeat a song as you'll find and recalls classic R&B pick-me-ups by luminaries such as Bill Withers and Otis Redding. Even though it is soaked in synths and vocal production tweaks, it still feels organic and soulful. "Heartache Fetish" is a boozy send-up and every bit as catchy as "Mangrove." Check it all out though. You won't be disappointed.