An interesting spin on Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)", "For Evergreen" is a heartwarming tune with slight nostalgic touch.
"Doo Wop" is one of my favs by Ms. Hill so I was a bit reserved at first. However, the track won me over with the way Jones incorporated the melodicism of the original and combined old-school with newschool flow. He kept the energy high enough, offering good dynamics, while the track proved to be a standalone composition - simply drawing inspiration and paying homage to the classic, but taking on a different curve.
The track is part of Paris Jones' latest project - the album Zephaniah's Book of Trees, dedicated to his son and the different stages of grief. He elaborates:
Zephaniah is the name of my son who passed away 6 years ago from birth complications. Every song on this album is named after a tree and every tree represents a different stage of grief. One of the hardest stages to arrive at in the grieving cycle is acceptance. "For Evergreen" is a song about acceptance and moving forward after my tragic loss. Although my son Zephaniah is no longer with me, he is Evergreen and he will never lose his foliage.