As diverse a singer as they
come, Me Shell Ndegeochello
does not fit the mold of your modern day soul singer. Her 'what
you see is what you get' attitude is always driven home but her
heart and soul is definitely in her music. She's been one of those
artists that delivers the goods on every project she does, you
know you're getting a body of work that is passionate, true in
stature and grit and although she has not gotten the recognition
she truly deserves that she's constantly rediscovering herself
as a person and performer.
Her no nonsense approach
to creating and making music is as delicate and as sensitive as
her lifestyle. And while it's well documented that her sexual
preference is the female, it's takes nothing away from her music
as most would be pigeonholed into one area of the music gender,
whether it be Folk, Pop, Rock, Soul, Reggae or R&B.
Her latest attack on the
social conscious public is 'Comfort Woman',
the 5th installment on Madonna's label Maverick
Records for whom she was the 2nd act signed to back
in 1994 (Alanis Morrisette
being the 1st). The one word that comes to mind to describe 'Comfort
Woman' is diverse, as all areas of modern music is
represented from Folk/Rock (Lilliquoi
Moon) to Jazz (Come Smoke
my Herb) to Lovers Rock - yes I said lovers Rock (Love
Song No.1) to Reggae Rockers (Fellowship).
the first single taken from the album represents her soul side
in more ways than one as we are taken on a journey of immense
pleasure, hinting on the sexual side of things. Production is
excellent as the song is drenched with light guitar licks layered
over a soft textured bass groove. A firm favourite for radio stations
playlist I'm sure.
The album is in stores now
you might want to add this one to your collection in the near
future. A terrific set from Me Shell and a TY-D
Listen to Me
Shell Ndegeochello's 'Body'
to Me Shell Ndegeochello's