Albright - Sunny One Day (2007)

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The first track from Albright's Sunny One Day release is entitled "Dunno' What."  Well I dunno about you dear reader, but this is organic soul stripped down to it's bare essentials and it sounds superb!  Lead singer Vivian Sessoms has a voice that is beautiful, loved, and blessed.  And the band?  More on them in just a second. 

The first track from Albright's Sunny One Day release is entitled "Dunno' What."  Well I dunno about you dear reader, but this is organic soul stripped down to it's bare essentials and it sounds superb!  Lead singer Vivian Sessoms has a voice that is beautiful, loved, and blessed.  And the band?  More on them in just a second. 

Soft Cell's early 1980's classic "Tainted Love" gets smacked, flipped, and rubbed down into a funky 21st century number called "Tainted," while the following track, "Love Can Turn You Around," is a beautiful ode to love in it's purest form.   Now about that band.  Can you say bad?  In the words of the immortal Run-DMC: "not bad meaning bad/ but bad meaning good!"  With brilliant production from Sessoms and guitarist Chris Parks, Albright has a sweet, melodic sound that doesn't get caught in one place too long.  They come out of left field with the rock-influenced "Oh Baby" and then bring it down just a touch on "In Between Worlds," with an emphasis on the bass.  Vivian then takes you on a lyrical tour of "Ghettoland" and follows with the soothing "Love You."  The band brings it on home with the stunning closer, "Fadin' Out."  

Quite simply, add Albright's Sunny One Day this to your collection.  It is a great combination of quality production and out-of-this-world vocals, and is a great new find for soul music lovers.  

By Christopher Whaley  

 
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