Dis­tinc­tive voice makes CD a killer

South Waikato News - - REVIEWS - By ADEN MILES

Even if you don’t recog­nise his name, you most cer­tainly will recog­nise his voice.

Cee-Lo Green re­turned with his lat­est, The Lady Killer on Elek­tra Records and it is worth lis­ten­ing to.

One thing about Cee-Lo, who pro­vided lead vo­cals on Gnarls Barkley, clear: he has un­usual voice.

The Lady Killer dropped last year and re­ceived wide crit­i­cal ac­claim earn­ing praise for its pro­duc­tion, retro funk en­ergy, clas­si­cal soul, and Green’s voice.

The en­tire al­bum is a smooth new frame­work for Green’s evolv­ing sound and draws in­spi­ra­tion from retro-soul.

It seems com­mer­cial ra­dio has for­given him for pen­ning the al­bum’s is an first sin­gle, F@# You, which be­came a vi­ral sen­sa­tion over the sum­mer.

The song’s sec­ond ver­sion For­get You was also ex­tremely pop­u­lar and was fea­tured on Glee.

The song was so pop­u­lar in fact that it was nom­i­nated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Other tracks on the al­bum in­clude Bright Lights Big­ger City, Wild­flower, No One’s Gonna Love You, Cry Baby and Fool for You which fea­tures Philip Bai­ley.

The Lady Killer has al­ready proven to be a present that con­tin­ues to give.

Cee-Lo is back and so is his awe­some voice.

KILLER: Cee-Lo Green The Lady Killer is a mon­ster of an al­bum.

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