First Listen: Bey Bright and Donae find a "Beautiful Thing"

(June 11, 2019) Producer Bey Bright is on a mission. That mission takes him to a place that has been left largely unoccupied by contemporary music. Bright seeks to make mid-tempo and up-tempo R&B records that celebrate what he calls ‘the soul music nostalgia of the classic R&B eras past.’

“Beautiful Thing,” Bright’s latest single, casts a musical net that encompasses the musical arrangements and production techniques of the mid and late 1980s, as well as some contemporary elements. “Beautiful Thing” is the kind of danceable synthesized funk that used the foundation of a bouncy bass line, keyboards and drum machines to create sound that kept dance floors filled in the 1980s. The change-up comes with a vocal that pairs Bright’s baritone (that includes touches of autotune) with the sweet voice of D.C. based singer Donae.

(June 11, 2019) Producer Bey Bright is on a mission. That mission takes him to a place that has been left largely unoccupied by contemporary music. Bright seeks to make mid-tempo and up-tempo R&B records that celebrate what he calls ‘the soul music nostalgia of the classic R&B eras past.’

“Beautiful Thing,” Bright’s latest single, casts a musical net that encompasses the musical arrangements and production techniques of the mid and late 1980s, as well as some contemporary elements. “Beautiful Thing” is the kind of danceable synthesized funk that used the foundation of a bouncy bass line, keyboards and drum machines to create sound that kept dance floors filled in the 1980s. The change-up comes with a vocal that pairs Bright’s baritone (that includes touches of autotune) with the sweet voice of D.C. based singer Donae.

This track finds two people reveling in the in the joy of discovery of a transformational type of love that turns everything into a thing of beauty is the kind of cut the dominated the airwaves back in the day, thanks to groups such as Atlantic Starr and Shalamar, and it will likely take some SoulTrackers on a trip. Climb aboard for the ride right here.

By Howard Dukes

Bey Bright feat. Donae - "Beautiful Thing"

 
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