Second Listen: Carlos Morgan says "We're Gonna Make It"

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    Toronto-born Carlos Morgan built a loyal following in the mid to late 1990s with a soulful blend of new jack swing grooves and velvety vocals, both on upbeat joints like “Feelin’ Alright” and “Don’t Let This Thing Slide” and endearing slow-jams such as “Forever for You.” He has steadily released a string of singles (and an occasional album) in the decades since. Now, he’s delving back into his archives to give a long-awaited commercial release to “We’re Gonna Make It,” a heartful midtempo groove promoted on a small scale in 2005.

    Toronto-born Carlos Morgan built a loyal following in the mid to late 1990s with a soulful blend of new jack swing grooves and velvety vocals, both on upbeat joints like “Feelin’ Alright” and “Don’t Let This Thing Slide” and endearing slow-jams such as “Forever for You.” He has steadily released a string of singles (and an occasional album) in the decades since. Now, he’s delving back into his archives to give a long-awaited commercial release to “We’re Gonna Make It,” a heartful midtempo groove promoted on a small scale in 2005.

    “We’re Gonna Make It” will undoubtedly make some listeners nostalgic for the mix of grown folks’ neo soul and subtle hip-hop flair that permeated early 2000s tunes by the likes of Carl Thomas, Glenn Lewis, and Jimmy Cozier. Morgan says of deciding to finally releasing the single, “I recorded it in 2003 and then sent it to Canadian radio stations. I’m revisiting it now because couples that have been struggling in their relationships have expressed communication as one of the issues they’re having. They’re at the point of going their separate ways, but are willing to talk and listen to how each other feels because they really want to make it.”

    With a sleek groove, memorable chorus, and enticingly layered vocals, “We’re Gonna Make It” reminds listeners of the distinctive talent that is Carlos Morgan. Take a Second Listen to this hidden gem below!

    by Justin Kantor

     
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