With many years since the hype of hit song Crazy (as part of duo Gnarls Barkley) and F*ck You, CeeLo has retained his knack for catchy melodies. Influences from James Brown to Diana Ross inflect his nostalgic sound. A soulawakening gospel choir joins in on Lead Me, electric organ has a standout role enlivening Little Mama and Doing it all Together. Dan Auerbach, of The Black Keys hooked Green up with a bunch of skilled Nashville musicians to write and record his sixth studio album. The saxy, upbeat balladry of Al Green is evident in every song, but with Auerbach’s experience and connections, the guitar work could definitely have been more adventurous and more to the fore. This is great background music as the summer sun peeks out and flirts with actually sticking around but it’s same-same from top to tail and those seeking a new sound from CeeLo will be frustrated.