Think it was back in 2015 when we became beguiled by US soulstress KENYA (JOHNSON) and her ‘My Own Skin’ LP. Then came a remix album and after the initial buzz – not a lot. It seems that Ms K has been concentrating on a few “business matters”.
Now we’re told that Kenya is readying a new EP for early 2019 release and with Christmas beckoning (!) she’s released one of the cuts as a taster. It’s her interpretation of the ‘Sound Of Music’ song ‘My Favourite Things’… yes, “raindrops and roses” and all that! It’s an unusual rendering – not in the same league, I have to say, as dear old Luther’s big jazzy version, but this Kenya reading has a certain subtle charm and is made more attractive by the svelte and smooth sax tones of Gerald Albright… the star of the show, actually!
If ‘My Favourite Things’ is one of your favourites, it’ll be available from November 16th.