Fans of Lauryn Hill, India.Arie and Erykah Badu might want to give this smokin’ British duo a try.
Marsha “the Songstress” Ambrosius and Natalie “the Floacist” Stewart are the super cool ladies behind the unusually named “Floetry”, and their sound, as you may have guessed, is a fusion of neo-soul and poetry.
This is their third album, coming after Floetic (2002) and Floacism “Live” (2003), the first single from this album being being “Supastar” featuring Common. Songs to watch are “Blessed 2 Have”, an upbeat hip hop track and the jazzy “Closer”
The UK version includes an excellent cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain”, a smooth reggae/soul mix that makes getting this version worthwhile. There’s another track “I Don’t Know What 2 Say” which is also a nice bonus.
This smooth neo-soul album is great for romantic evenings, or rainy days and Mondays.
Amanda Richards, January 19, 2006