First Listen: Tomi Jenkins is living “A Life 2 Remember”

(July 2, 2017) Distinctive tenor vocalist Tomi Jenkins has helped to define the genre-crossing Cameo sound for four decades. Although he’s released several solo projects during that time, his new EP, A Life to Remember, is perhaps his most personal statement to date. The title cut, written and produced by soul-funk guru Leon Sylvers III and his son, Leon IV, allows Jenkins a window of reflection on time spent chasing dreams ultimately leading up to something more substantial. With unaffected candor, he croons, “I did things most men could only dream of…But everything I did in my time is so insignificant, ’til you came into my life.”

(July 2, 2017) Distinctive tenor vocalist Tomi Jenkins has helped to define the genre-crossing Cameo sound for four decades. Although he’s released several solo projects during that time, his new EP, A Life to Remember, is perhaps his most personal statement to date. The title cut, written and produced by soul-funk guru Leon Sylvers III and his son, Leon IV, allows Jenkins a window of reflection on time spent chasing dreams ultimately leading up to something more substantial. With unaffected candor, he croons, “I did things most men could only dream of…But everything I did in my time is so insignificant, ’til you came into my life.”

Laced with a suitably memorable hook and chillin’ downtempo groove, “A Life 2 Remember” is an impressive showcase of Jenkins’ softer vocal side that may well surprise longtime Cameo fans while piquing the curiosity of younger listeners seeking an authentic message and sound free of gimmicks. Take a First Listen to the track below and leave us your thoughts!

by Justin Kantor

Tomi Jenkins - "A Life 2 Remember"

 
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