First Listen: Lamont Dozier, Jr. takes his “Time” on debut solo single

Photo courtesy of Tom Estey Publicity & Promotion

(July 16, 2020) Lamont Dozier, Jr.’s recording resume might not be as lengthy as that of his father, whose writing and production work as part of the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team during the 1960s and ‘70s and as a solo artist up to the present day has landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet, in a variety of live-performance venues throughout various locales in the U.S., Dozier, Jr., has spent the better part of three decades building up a solid track record as a vocalist and bandleader.

(July 16, 2020) Lamont Dozier, Jr.’s recording resume might not be as lengthy as that of his father, whose writing and production work as part of the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team during the 1960s and ‘70s and as a solo artist up to the present day has landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yet, in a variety of live-performance venues throughout various locales in the U.S., Dozier, Jr., has spent the better part of three decades building up a solid track record as a vocalist and bandleader.

Expanding upon recent stints as a session singer and featured artist on projects for jazz luminaries such as Dave Koz, Rick Braun, and Greg Manning, Dozier is currently prepping for the release of his aptly titled debut solo EP, Introducing Lamont Dozier, Jr. The first preview comes in the form of a sensitive and soulful compositon entitled “I’m Gonna Take My Time.” Set to a midtempo groove lightly blending elements of jazz and R&B, the slow-burner is a romantic ode to intimacy in an age filled with distractions.

Dozier’s earnest tenor treatment of the devotional lyrics fits right in the pocket with the sparkling arrangement and smooth female backing vox. He says of his first release, “One very positive element of waiting until this point in my life to develop my solo artistry is that in this new era of streaming, independent artists have more creative control of their careers than they did back in my dad’s heyday and during the era when major labels ran everything. I’m confident that when music comes from the heart, it finds an audience – which in my case will be old soul heads and younger folks who appreciate authenticity in modern music.” 

Take the time to give a First Listen to Lamont taking his time on his first single and let us know how it moves you!

by Justin Kantor

Lamont Dozier, Jr.
"I'm Gonna Take My Time"

 
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