Wednesday, March 31, 2010
"Umm Hmm" is another classic.
"Fall in Love (your funeral)" is very vintage and funky. It sounds familiar though. I can relate to what she's saying about falling in love with her. Very honest.
You also hear a similar chant from "Twinkle" in "Incense" but I don't think people will be saying "It's scary. Ooh it's making me feel uncomfortable" with this one. It's peaceful and orgasmic rather.
There's also something special about her 10 min outro "Out of my Mind, Just in Time" it sounds like "Green Eyes" but more evolved. A lot of people can relate especially to the intro line " I'm a recovering undercover overlover". I haven't let the whole song seep in yet, so I'll discover more later on.
Overall I love it. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece but I like the feeling I feel when I listen to it.
Sidenote: Someone asked me why do I dig Erykah Badu so much. My response: Well as an artist, she gives me a sense of identity...
Window Seat video
This video is pure genius. She's a f**king genius for doing this. If you don't like or understand it, then it's just not for you. She wasn't wearing one of those Beyonce bikini thong outfits shaking her booty all over the place, so I really don't get the negative hype. Then again, that's exactly the message she's conveying: people being afraid to step out of the norm and their comfort zone...