I jumped on the change to pre-order the new album months ago, so I was able to download it, with bonus tracks, yesterday. Unfortunately, after an afternoon spent at a local wine festival, I totally forgot to download it until I got home from work this evening.
Halfway into the album and I’m seriously considering lighting some candles and opening one of the bottles of wine I bought yesterday. Meshell’s soft voice, and booming bass guitar, has a way with my psyche. “Who Wears the Crown” — one of the bonus tracks — is just mesmerizing. Her cover of Whodini’s classic “Friends” is so out of left field (and I mean that with the utmost respect) that you have to listen to it a couple of times to just fully digest what she did.
Shoot, do yourself a favor and, if you didn’t take advantage of the pre-order a couple of months ago, just go ahead and buy it tonight so it’ll automatically download when you’re up and about tomorrow. You won’t regret it.