The Talented Mr. Sparro
‘Damn, that white boy can sing!” - Chaka Khan 1994
Sam Sparro made his ltl debut back in November's listening assignments with "Black & Gold", which cracked my top 50 songs of 2008 (#48) and peaked at #2 in the UK. At 25, he's younger than I am, has better pipes, better moves, and a better record than I could hope to make. It's synth sophisticate. A tight blend of soul, r&b, electronica, and strobe lights. But he is no one-trick pony, as evidenced by the record's hidden song, a seemingly live piano ballad, oozing range and attitude, nightclub chatter rolling in the background. Yes, I'm a bit jealous. If you're over 60, you might not want to click play. I don't want you throwing out a hip.
Too Many Questions
Still Hungry (hidden track)
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