First Listen: Eugene Cole and Monty Seward join on a winner

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    (May 31, 2022) There's a reason our favorite genre of music is referred to as "Rhythm & Blues": the more classically it's rendered, the more listeners hear the elements - agony and ecstasy, love and longing, with flashes of desire pouring forth over a syncopated beat. Artist Eugene Cole has sensibilities honed from that era (having toured with the silken soul man himself, Tower of Power's Lenny Williams), yet they're fringed with just enough contemporary bounce and flair with "Love In My Eyes."

    An unabashed declaration of devotion over a mid-tempo synthesized flourish, "Love In My Eyes" (also featuring the polishing touches of jazz and soul veteran, Monty Seward) may remind Generation Xers of the lilting tracks of their youth, heavy on the rhapsody and lesser hints of, er, raunch: "You said you'd be with me, until the very end......but more than that, you touched my soul/you're all I need, Girl I'll never go." 

    (May 31, 2022) There's a reason our favorite genre of music is referred to as "Rhythm & Blues": the more classically it's rendered, the more listeners hear the elements - agony and ecstasy, love and longing, with flashes of desire pouring forth over a syncopated beat. Artist Eugene Cole has sensibilities honed from that era (having toured with the silken soul man himself, Tower of Power's Lenny Williams), yet they're fringed with just enough contemporary bounce and flair with "Love In My Eyes."

    An unabashed declaration of devotion over a mid-tempo synthesized flourish, "Love In My Eyes" (also featuring the polishing touches of jazz and soul veteran, Monty Seward) may remind Generation Xers of the lilting tracks of their youth, heavy on the rhapsody and lesser hints of, er, raunch: "You said you'd be with me, until the very end......but more than that, you touched my soul/you're all I need, Girl I'll never go." 

    Earnest vocals, adoring lyrics and a heady blend of nostalgic and new, "Love" is long enough to make you remember your first crush as you happily get your groove on with your current boo---that is, unless you need to look good under the flashing lights while enticing a new one. 

    By Melody Charles

    Eugene Cole feat. Monty Seward
    “Love In My Eyes”

     
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