First Listen: Slay grooves on "All I Need Is You"

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(July 6, 2020) Ann Arbor, Michigan native and music producer Chuck Slay has giving us a slice of retro R&B heaven with his latest musical offering. Overflowing with Kashif soul (i.e., blissful synths, funky guitar, sweet romantics and dreamy backing vocals akin to the legendary HUSH sound), “All I Want Is You” shines like the lush contemporary R&B summer jam we all need right now.

Slay, a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with producers and writers like Dwayne Wiggins, Troy Taylor and Carl Thomas, serves a prominent role as the sole musician while operating like an all-hands-on-deck Prince. All of it is handled by Slay: the songwriting, musical arrangement, the production, plus mixing and mastering. But out front, the single features the lead vocals of Take 6’s Joel Kibble with backing vocals handled by Chicago R&B singer Kelly Renee.

(July 6, 2020) Ann Arbor, Michigan native and music producer Chuck Slay has giving us a slice of retro R&B heaven with his latest musical offering. Overflowing with Kashif soul (i.e., blissful synths, funky guitar, sweet romantics and dreamy backing vocals akin to the legendary HUSH sound), “All I Want Is You” shines like the lush contemporary R&B summer jam we all need right now.

Slay, a multi-instrumentalist who has worked with producers and writers like Dwayne Wiggins, Troy Taylor and Carl Thomas, serves a prominent role as the sole musician while operating like an all-hands-on-deck Prince. All of it is handled by Slay: the songwriting, musical arrangement, the production, plus mixing and mastering. But out front, the single features the lead vocals of Take 6’s Joel Kibble with backing vocals handled by Chicago R&B singer Kelly Renee.

A 7” inch vinyl release in the UK of the single on Six Nine Records also features a soulful house mix on its B-side, which is also turning heads.

Check out Slay’s track in our latest First Listen and let us know if it’s “all you need.”

By J Matthew Cobb

Slay - "All I Need Is You"

 

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