New album from Yolanda Rabun an invigorating blend of blues, funk, and jazz
(Published: November 29, 2016)
Unlike many of her contemporaries, Yolanda Rabun eschews the kind of predictable formula that has allowed soulful wanna-be's achieve commercial success before the eventual skid on the charts. Rabun's experiences with the North Carolina Opera and performing and opening for diverse artists like the Isley Brothers and Sheila E. sharpened her ability to handle blues, funk, jazz, and R&B, from mid-tempo numbers and ballads to more upbeat fare as on her latest effort Yolanda.
"Be My Husband" issues a poignant warning to men thinking they can take advantage of her affections; this woman will tolerate no abuse, emotional or physical. That is one of Rabun's gifts, to render the most acute pain with severe clarity and calmness. Ironic, too, since the track seemed to be more of a blind declaration of love. It's still a romantic statement but a blunt, honest one that many women will be able to relate to and find inspiration from.
Emotionally rich, Yolanda is sleekly crafted, a compelling and invigorating suite of songs that merge elements of jazz and soul. Songs such as "Set for Life" exude an aura of lighted candles and dreamy nighttime skies while "Take the Day Off" is infectious in its playful sense of fun.
The album is extraordinarily balanced, capturing an artist at the top of her strengths.
More Information: http://bmyhusband.com