First Listen: Lucky Daye knows that it's "Over"

Photo courtesy of RCA Records, Photo credit: Mark Peaced

(September 30, 2021) Lucky Daye (AKA David Debrandon Brown) is currently one of R&B’s most respected vocalists, and has become a regular on SoulTracks as a solo artist and collaborator.

We last heard from the New Orleans as he joined Earth, Wind and Fire on a reimagination of one of their many Top Billboard hits “Can’t Hide Love,” retitled “You Want My Love.” Earlier in 2021, Daye reached back further into classic soul with Marvin Gaye’s message-packed, “Mercy Mercy Me.”  And there was the duets focused EP, Table for Two.  Yet when the solo microphone is turned on for his original ear candy, that musical savvy can never be overlooked - intertwining hip-hop flavored soundtracks with shades of old school driven by an elastic, creamy tenor voice investing in the emotional mazes of relationships. 

(September 30, 2021) Lucky Daye (AKA David Debrandon Brown) is currently one of R&B’s most respected vocalists, and has become a regular on SoulTracks as a solo artist and collaborator.

We last heard from the New Orleans as he joined Earth, Wind and Fire on a reimagination of one of their many Top Billboard hits “Can’t Hide Love,” retitled “You Want My Love.” Earlier in 2021, Daye reached back further into classic soul with Marvin Gaye’s message-packed, “Mercy Mercy Me.”  And there was the duets focused EP, Table for Two.  Yet when the solo microphone is turned on for his original ear candy, that musical savvy can never be overlooked - intertwining hip-hop flavored soundtracks with shades of old school driven by an elastic, creamy tenor voice investing in the emotional mazes of relationships. 

Daye’s fascinating storylines carry on in the tradition of “Misunderstood” and “Roll Some Mo” with the latest First Listen spotlight, “Over” (Keep Cool / RCA).  Producer D’Mile’s hypnotizing track utilizes an acoustic guitar loop, along with a sample from Musiq Soulchild’s “Halfcrazy.”  

Meanwhile, the accompanying video follows the woes of a popular performer overwhelmed with his celebrity while battling feelings he has for his lady love played by Jordyn Woods: “Love me then you switch up/I’d rather we never pick up/But can we slip up and mix up sometimes.” Of course, the brilliantly paced vocal by Daye picks apart all the thoughts running through in facing his intense demons.  In other words, just give “Over” a mighty deep listen!

By Peggy Oliver

Lucky Daye - "Over"

 

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