First Listen: Sound of Superbad feels the "Vibration"

(January 10, 2021) Robert Imtume Owens has quietly built a loyal following over the last three decades with a profoundly soulful vocal style and easy grooves blending an old-school flavor with a contemporary edge. Collaborating with smooth and funky studio collective Sound of Superbad, Owens is poised to please longtime fans—and perhaps recruit some new ones—with the breezy “Vibration,” newly released on UK-based Izipho Soul Records.

Two versions of “Vibration” are included on Izipho’s limited 7” vinyl release of the single, with the S.O.S. Vibe Mix building a supple groove and arrangement mellifluously alongside Owens’ gentle phrasing and heartful reading of the personable lyrics. Added to his impressive catalog of singles from recent years, it’s one more convincing reason for the L.A.-born, now Chicago-based crooner to deliver a full-length album’s worth of silky, no-frills soul.

(January 10, 2021) Robert Imtume Owens has quietly built a loyal following over the last three decades with a profoundly soulful vocal style and easy grooves blending an old-school flavor with a contemporary edge. Collaborating with smooth and funky studio collective Sound of Superbad, Owens is poised to please longtime fans—and perhaps recruit some new ones—with the breezy “Vibration,” newly released on UK-based Izipho Soul Records.

Two versions of “Vibration” are included on Izipho’s limited 7” vinyl release of the single, with the S.O.S. Vibe Mix building a supple groove and arrangement mellifluously alongside Owens’ gentle phrasing and heartful reading of the personable lyrics. Added to his impressive catalog of singles from recent years, it’s one more convincing reason for the L.A.-born, now Chicago-based crooner to deliver a full-length album’s worth of silky, no-frills soul.

by Justin Kantor 

Sound of Superbad ft. Robert Imtume Owens
"Vibration"

 
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