First Listen: The O'Jays PREACH it on "Above the Law"

(October 19, 2018) The legendary O'Jays have been filling concert houses everywhere since they announced their upcoming 2020 retirement, and now they have new music out to boot. 

Today the trio, consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Eric Nolan Grant, have issued "Above The Law," and it is a throwback to their socially conscious music of the 70s, when they were teamed with iconic songwriter/producers Gamble and Huff. Opening with an ominous arrangement of strings and electric guitar, on "Above the Law" the trio takes on crooked politicians, social injustice and the economic challenges of the working poor:"In the open market, do the ones who work the most get to put money in their pocket?" 

The song works well, and the trio sounds absolutely fantastic. We hope that this is the sign of a new album, but for now we'll simply enjoy hearing this trio once again.

(October 19, 2018) The legendary O'Jays have been filling concert houses everywhere since they announced their upcoming 2020 retirement, and now they have new music out to boot. 

Today the trio, consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, and Eric Nolan Grant, have issued "Above The Law," and it is a throwback to their socially conscious music of the 70s, when they were teamed with iconic songwriter/producers Gamble and Huff. Opening with an ominous arrangement of strings and electric guitar, on "Above the Law" the trio takes on crooked politicians, social injustice and the economic challenges of the working poor:"In the open market, do the ones who work the most get to put money in their pocket?" 

The song works well, and the trio sounds absolutely fantastic. We hope that this is the sign of a new album, but for now we'll simply enjoy hearing this trio once again.

By Chris Rizik

The O'Jays - "Above the Law"

 
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