A Soundtrack for Your 'Cool Uncle'
R&B legend Bobby Caldwell and Grammy winning producer Jack Splash have joined forces to create the cross-generational duo Cool Uncle. With a new self-title album releasing on November 13 and their new single “Game Over” featuring Mayer Hawthorne heating up the Internet, the odd pairing makes incredible (and funky) sense. “Game Over” harkens back to the silky smooth soul songs of the 1970s featuring a simmering drum, luxurious musical chimes, and the falsetto of Hawthorne. Its hard to describe the single without mentioning how smooth it sounds as the multiple instruments build on top of each other, just below the vocals. The album is comprised of more smooth-iness and more funk as each song goes. “Breaking Up” featuring R&B gem Deniece Williams and rapper Eric Biddiness has a retro feel, but its hard to place just which decade it belongs, it may be the easiest to place it with 80s dance breaks, but it easily fits with 90s hip-hop/R&B mix like Soul II Soul's “Back to Life.” “Break Away” hits right away with its choppy keys and irresistible groove and then they threw in Jessie Ware’s bluesy, melancholic voice and created a song you cannot stop playing. Even in it’s retro-qualities, Cool Uncle feels like a breath of fresh air that should be added to your playlist.