First Listen: O’Bryan “Wants” to get you on the dance floor

R&B lovesmith O’Bryan returned last year after a decade-long hiatus with the endearing slow-jam, “One More Try.” Now, he’s aiming to satisfy the appetites of fans yearning for more of the funky stuff he displayed so efficaciously in the 1980s on radio and club staples “The Gigolo,” “I’m Freaky,” “Lovelite,” and “Tenderoni.” Assimilating a mind- and body-whirling swirl of rhythmic patterns and synth effects alongside his trademark smooth-and-saucy tenor vocal stylings, he lets loose his desire for a female on the dance floor who’s ready to “boogie…even in your Sunday best” on the irresistible “What I Want.”

R&B lovesmith O’Bryan returned last year after a decade-long hiatus with the endearing slow-jam, “One More Try.” Now, he’s aiming to satisfy the appetites of fans yearning for more of the funky stuff he displayed so efficaciously in the 1980s on radio and club staples “The Gigolo,” “I’m Freaky,” “Lovelite,” and “Tenderoni.” Assimilating a mind- and body-whirling swirl of rhythmic patterns and synth effects alongside his trademark smooth-and-saucy tenor vocal stylings, he lets loose his desire for a female on the dance floor who’s ready to “boogie…even in your Sunday best” on the irresistible “What I Want.”

Propelled by a driving beat that sets right above midtempo, he veers between old-school funk, new jack swing, and futuristic electro while engaging with an array of melodic hooks calling for dance and romance. A sharp electric guitar solo brings additional heat, resulting in a number with the power to draw even the most hesitant of bodies into the kinetic action. Take a First Listen to “What I Want” below and let us know what you think!

by Justin Kantor

O'Bryan - "What I Want" 
 
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