Sometimes there are songs which are so incredible as to have almost come from nowhere, birthed fully-formed and virtually perfect. But oddly these tunes can also be those which lodge themselves in your head as absolute favourites, but at the same time drift out of your immediate recollection just as quickly as they came, only to be brought to front and center again by a chance listening. That’s kind of how we feel about Goapele’s amazing track ‘Closer (To My Dreams)’, prompted by Creamie’s selection of it on the Overdoz playlist.
‘Closer’ is such an incredible song and one that, when you hear it, you just wonder why it is not permanently on repeat. Drenched in soul, with bluesy elements of tripped out jazz and hip-hop, it is simply a perfect slice of new age r’n’b from an artist with abundant talents. And if, like us, Goapele’s slipped slightly from your consciousness after this stunning debut, you could do a lot worse than her latest release ‘Break Of Dawn’, a seductive and sensual update of her soulful style. We’re glad that we have been reminded of her brilliance and will be sure to keep her closer this time around.