''Do You?'', Wonder LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies
There is nothing quite like the sweet, sweet sound of soul music; you know, the honeyed sonic swirl that sets the soul at ease as dreams, hopes and fears are lovingly delivered with a soothing, heartfelt sincerity. And while musical tastes may have changed towards the more disposable and esoteric, for Texan LaTasha Lee and her BlackTies, the timeless call of Motown and Stax have remained as loud as ever. Wowing us back in 2012 with the jazzy, soulful confidence of her charming vocal delivery - and seamlessly accompanied by the smooth-groovin' retro-soul vibe of The BlackTies - Lee has in the years since continued to inhabit and exemplify the very best essence of the 60's classic soul sound.
Inspired by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, Lee unashamedly wears her heart on her sleeve as she lays bare the deepest of emotions; whether it be desire, love, heartbreak or vulnerability, she un-selfconsciously invites the listener into her world with an authenticity and warmth that intuitively recall the era of the soul legends. Radiating such a dreamy, soul-soothing allure has seen Lee most definitely make her mark in recent years, with highlights including having appeared on Rolling Stone.com, performed for Red Bull Sound Select and appeared at both the Austin City Limits Festival and SXSW. Recently appearing on ABC television series "American Crime", and with plans for an international tour, here Lee and the BlackTies showcase just why they win over all who listen with the funky lick, mellow groove and sauntering bassline of 'Do You?' as Lee's effortlessly soulful vocal tone wonders if she is on the mind of someone special.