Our soul brother Colonel Red returns with his own brand of sophisticated funk on his fourth studio album Redlight, which is scheduled to release March 28th on Ink Rebellion record label. Continuing with his positive message of empowerment and self-discovery against funky slow groove tunes, what sets Redlight apart from other releases is how it musically brings old styles into the new, incorporating spacial sounds, funky guitar riffs and keys. It has a Prince, Parliament Funkadelic vibe to it in places. The title track, “Redlight” features a great use of the hohner clavinet sound (heard on Stevie Wonder‘s “Superstition”). On the song, “Satta,” Redz‘s delivery is somewhat of a prayer, and on “Change” we are given a beautiful heartfelt ballad. While listening to Redlight, couldn’t help think of Amalia, who vocally is like a female Colonel Red; they could do something electric together! (Let’s see if we can start a campaign on making this happen).
Redlight releases next month and is available for pre-order on Colonel Red‘s Bandcamp. Check it out!