Concrete Love

Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project.

Lovers of luxuriant, soulful music will be at the mercy of Fordham's alto croon, which is beautifully spotlighted throughout this jazzy project. The British singer/songwriter's latest is an expressive journey into the many sides of love, from its impassioned beginnings ("Love," "Butterfly") to its emotional aftermath ("Missing Man," "Foolish Thing"). In a notable highlight, Fordham sings with neo-soul artist India.Arie on the project's hip title track, a song about true love in its purest form. Though most of the tracks are slow grooves, the faster-paced "Wake Up With You (The I Wanna Song)" and "It's Another You Day" don't miss a beat. The project also features a tribute to the late Minnie Riperton, "Roadside Angel," as well as a cover of Riperton's sublime "Loving You," a hidden track immediately following Fordham's duet with Joe Henry ("Alleluia"). This album is truly a decadent treasure.—JK