First Listen: Wade C. Long feels the "Electricity"

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    (June 29, 2022) When Wade C. Long was introduced to SoulTracks during that trying season called the pandemic, music loyalists discovered in the privacy of their own home a musician who struck chords in the Soul and Jazz markets. And the singer/songwriter/musician/producer was prepared for his sure artistic calling by writing his first song at age 6, and listening to whatever genre was on in his household.

    Seeking to further his career, the Cleveland, Ohio native moved to L.A. hitting the ground running with his EP Love Is in 2014. After collaborating with dance group Zona, Long released his debut full-length in 2020, Nostalgia, which garnered a SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. And First Listen has been there with the disco throbbing “Right Moves” (Nigel Lowis Mix) and “Bulljivin,” the colorful instrumental flowing with R&B and poignant jazz improvisation.

    (June 29, 2022) When Wade C. Long was introduced to SoulTracks during that trying season called the pandemic, music loyalists discovered in the privacy of their own home a musician who struck chords in the Soul and Jazz markets. And the singer/songwriter/musician/producer was prepared for his sure artistic calling by writing his first song at age 6, and listening to whatever genre was on in his household.

    Seeking to further his career, the Cleveland, Ohio native moved to L.A. hitting the ground running with his EP Love Is in 2014. After collaborating with dance group Zona, Long released his debut full-length in 2020, Nostalgia, which garnered a SoulTracks Reader’s Choice Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. And First Listen has been there with the disco throbbing “Right Moves” (Nigel Lowis Mix) and “Bulljivin,” the colorful instrumental flowing with R&B and poignant jazz improvisation.

    On yet another engaging track, Long delivers “Electricity” (Sealong Entertainment), a song that digs into a head-nodding 90’s R&B groove while illustrating a platonic relationship transforming into romance. The track’s Radio Edit features lead and background vocals converging into a sweet-sounding display of affection. Alongside a contagious rhythm track, Long’s effortless baritone revs up the enticing narrative. Yet for those who desire funky House beats or chilling out, the Funxtiles Remix and Tom Glide After Dark Radio Edit are just as significant. While we wait for Long’s upcoming full-length A Long Story in 2023, “Electricity” provides deliciously soulful goods. Enjoy!

    By Peggy Oliver

    Wade C. Long - "Electricity"

     
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