13 septiembre 2016

Simply Red: tinte oscuro y brillante de la música

Pocos blancos son capaces de tildar la música con ese toque de color sólo permitido y alcanzable por un artista de tez oscura. Una cualidad especial que musicalmente se llama Blue-eyed soul, y uno de esos pocos es Mick "Red" Hucknall, líder del grupo británico Simply Red. Poseedor de una fantástica voz recubierta de un alma soul, desde sus inicios a mediados de los años 80, me vi atrapado ante la fuerza arrebatadora del grupo y de esa particular forma de cantar. Los sentimientos afloran al exterior, deslizándose como lava ardiente de un volcán en plena erupción gracias al tinte oscuro y brillante de su música.

Éxitos comerciales como "The Right Thing", "Something Got Me Started", "Stars", o "Sunrise" les han ido acompañando a lo largo de varias décadas. Aunque casi cualquier tema interpretado por ellos consiguen engancharme, sobre todo si tocan la vena melancólica y sensible como "Home", o "If You Don't Know Me By Now" compuesta por los pioneros del sonido Philadelphia Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.

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Home
What's worth nothing else but love
take a walk down any street now
every one of us in our own little world
looking for a heart with whom to beat now
What's worth nothing else but love now
i'm prepared to take the heat now
what's worth more than anything else at all
to keep you firmly on your feet now
So fake cool image should be over
cause i long for a feeling of home
real life, depicted in song
a loving memory
after long, home is a place where i yearn to belong
Where the land meets the sea
she'll be smiling so sweetly now
i hope that she'll be here much longer than i will
my heart loves her with every beat now
So fake cool image should be over
cause i long for the feeling of home
real life depicted in song
a loving memory
after long, home is a place where i yearn to belong
If You Don't Me By Now
If you don't know me by now
you will never never never know me

all the things that we've been through
you should understand me like i understand you
now girl i know the difference between right and wrong
i ain't gonna do nothing to break up our happy home
oh don't get so excited when i come home a little late at night
cos we only act like children when we argue fuss and fight

if you don't know me by now (if you don't know me)
you will never never never know me (no you won't)
if you don't know me by now
you will never never never know me

we've all got our own funny moods
i've got mine, woman you've got yours too
just trust in me like i trust in you
as long as we've been together it should be so easy to do
just get yourself together or we might as well say goodbye
what good is a love affair when you can't see eye to eye, oh

if you don't know me by now (if you don't know me)
you will never never never know me (no you won't)
if you don't know me by now (you will never never never know me)
you will never never never know me (ooh)


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