Another Groove: Cleo Sol Weaves Her Own Tapestry

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November 15, 2021 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which has elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Don’t Let Me Fall” by Cleo Sol.

November 15, 2021 — Welcome to Another Groove, our series dedicated to new music that is neither pure soul nor R&B but which has elements of those genres and may please your ears. This week we feature the track “Don’t Let Me Fall” by Cleo Sol.

Sol is a UK-based singer/songwriter who initially came to public attention as a member of the alt-soul music collective Sault. She released her debut solo album, Rose in the Dark, last year to notable critical acclaim and has recently issued her second record, Mother. Her new album is a poetic, thoughtful  and comforting collection of songs inspired by the birth of her first child, all anchored by an acoustic piano that sounds as if it were wrapped lovingly in a warm wool blanket. The accompaniment is tasteful and muted, adding gentle R&B percussive accents and hints of folk/Americana, and the overall vibe is  reminiscent of Carole King’s glorious Tapestry and has comparable emotional depth.

Our featured track is the album’s opener, a gently-swaying ballad that sets the mood nicely and highlights Sol’s honeyed vocals.  Enjoy.

By Robb Patryk

 

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