I wish I could experience this next track live, in a dimmed underground bar somewhere far, far away. SHENZI's mysterious and touching soul gem "Heavy" is a showcase for how soul and jazz music should be blended together.
Everything - from each snare drum ghost note to the vocals is pure perfection. The song is sending you to a state of pure bliss within seconds and you wouldn't want to let it go. "Heavy" is actually the Miami-based jazz band first single. Written by drummer Johnathan Hulett and sung by lead vocalist Desiree Bannister, the song is about "all the music we love, from gospel harmony to neo soul grooves to blistering guitar leads".
Neo-soul lovers, this one's for you.