There is something of an Old School revival going on. In the last few weeks; Mary J.,Keith Sweat, Joe, En Vogue and Dru Hill have all rolled in to town and put on performances of vastly differing quality (from the reports I have heard of the ones I did not see).
The latest passengers to jump on to the revivalist train at SWV and Faith Evans. They will be playing a joint show on Sunday December 5th at Indigo2.
For some reason, old school gigs seems to have old school, pre-recession prices attached and this one is another “investment” at £33 (+ fees) for standing (to sit down ya ass down is even more!).
The major risk with all throwback sessions is that the artists have a secret agenda of launching new music. SWV have not released anything recently so they should provide a sing-a-long session (however rumour has it they’ve been working on material since the start of the year with a plan to drop an album this year). Faith Evans however, released a new album in October…
…good thing is, after a listen today on Spotify its pretty decent. I Still (below) is a real throwback to the good days of R&B, before auto-tune, rapper-singers and the same synth loop over, and over, and over, and over, and over.
Should be a good way to see out the year. You better get your vocal chords in order because if En Vogue is anything to go by it’ll be a mass karaorke session; sing it with me now, “I’m so in to yoooou, I dooon’t know what to dooooooo”.