Thursday, April 30, 2015

Soap & Water revisited


Chuck Prophet's amazing 2008 release, Soap & Water, deserves another look under the hood. I recently obtained a copy of the booklet Chuck created to share the lyrics, along with his notes about what inspired each of the songs. It's a sweet little testament to peruse, and reflects his self-deprecating sense of humor perfectly. 
The music is the real treasure here. Every song swings and connects with power. These are songs that stand up as good listening material, but dig a bit deeper and you'll find humor and wisdom and fear and regret. Would You Love Me, always a high emotional point in Chuck's live performances, brings an ultrapersonal point of view into your headphones. Don't waste time, listen to the man sing.