SoulTracks Lost Gem: Javier saw why in the “October Sky”

Javier Colon is well known to fans of “The Voice” as the winner of its inaugural season in 2011, but others also know him as a promising singer/songwriter who debuted on Capitol Records in 2003 as the artist “Javier.” His eponymous debut landed at a respectable number 18 on the Billboard R&B chart and featured a single, “Crazy,” which made a little noise.

But the lost gem on that record is its closer, “October Sky,” a poignant ballad about the end of a relationship. Colon delivers a heartfelt, nuanced vocal over a luscious yet delicate soundscape created by pianist Mulgrew Miller and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Enjoy. 

By Robb Patryk

Javier Colon is well known to fans of “The Voice” as the winner of its inaugural season in 2011, but others also know him as a promising singer/songwriter who debuted on Capitol Records in 2003 as the artist “Javier.” His eponymous debut landed at a respectable number 18 on the Billboard R&B chart and featured a single, “Crazy,” which made a little noise.

But the lost gem on that record is its closer, “October Sky,” a poignant ballad about the end of a relationship. Colon delivers a heartfelt, nuanced vocal over a luscious yet delicate soundscape created by pianist Mulgrew Miller and trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Enjoy. 

By Robb Patryk

 

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