Solomon King’s latest and awesome album “Against the Current” embraces classical music, Rock, R&B, the blues and Americana. It’ll knock your socks off. But there’s one theme that has stayed with King through all his incarnations, as he explains: “Like Paul McCartney with his ‘Silly Love Songs,’ I’m not afraid to admit that despite the different types of music I incorporate, all I really write is love songs. And, love songs have been around for centuries since the early troubadours in the Middle Ages. Music engenders emotion in humans, and humans are consumed with the fire and emotion of love.”
The powerful love songs on “Against The Current” range from: “57 Octaves
— celestial bodies creating life; “Shadow Land” and “Come Home Soon” — about deeply missing your lover; “Underground Brother” — dealing with the loss of a loved sibling; and, “Against The Current” — a heroic song about “you and me” against that current.
From the Teddy Bears to Elvis, Ray Charles, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles to Beyoncé, Rihanna and Solomon King today, songs about the ups and downs of love will never go out of style. So, settle back with something long and cool, slip in the CD or drop a needle on the record, and go against the current of formulaic radio pop.