Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Peter Wolf: It's Raining



A lot of neo-soul music just tries too hard, as if effort and willfulness is what makes something soulful. Peter Wolf knows better. The thing about this cut is how apposite everything is: the tone of the guitar, the arrangement of the horns and background voices, the simplicity of the lyrics. Wolf has loved this music since he was a young DJ some 50 years ago. It shows. I could just listen to the opening section over and over, and I'd be happy. If it's good for the soul, it's soul music.
Come on in
From the storm
Come on in
From the storm
'Cause it's rainin' . . .
Rainin' too long

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