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Lil' Red Boat
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
On her debut album, this vocalist blurs musical genres into a style she describes as "folk funk." With fluttering soprano vocals, Grant soars through rhythmically melodic R&B ballads simmering with acoustic sensibilities. ... more »
On her debut album, this vocalist blurs musical genres into a style she describes as "folk funk." With fluttering soprano vocals, Grant soars through rhythmically melodic R&B ballads simmering with acoustic sensibilities. "Lil' Red Boat" sails on a buoyant melody that's helmed by wistful yet optimistic vocals. "I Love You" beats a prideful drum by employing a spare arrangement that taps an acoustic piano to support the tender lyrics. "I'm in Love with You" is a beautiful tune spiced by bluesy harmonica by Stevie Wonder, who lends the track a down-home feeling. "Deeper" weaves a rhythmic folk tale of hope to the cadence of a chipper, bouncy tempo. Emotionally, angst competes with promise on many tracks, but the set's positive force always prevails. --J.R. Reynolds
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Yiannis Psaroudis | soho, ny | 02/17/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"with the release of "lil' red boat", angel grant adds her name to the current crop of artists responsible for returning the music industry to a place filled with talented individuals. jimmy jam and terry lewis' involvement is apparent, as the track sounds like a couple of janet's slower numbers ("again", "anytime anywhere"), but grant fills the sails with lyrics that are a little more introspective, a la des'ree. snippets from the other tracks on _the album_ show that "lil' red boat" may be singular in its lyrical depth but that the janet ballad feel is consitent. angel grant is unlikely to get a lot of airplay, which is a shame because her vocal ability is, at least, on par with jackson. however, this album is much more likely to have chanté moore shaking in her boots than erykah badu."