Boston soulstress KIM TAVAR (formerly Kim Tavares) is preparing the release of an album, ‘The Next Stage’, due in May. In the meantime she’s just delivered a sweet hors oeuvre in the form of a single, ‘Beautiful’.

Produced by Michael “Huggy” Carter, the message is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder …when you look at that person in the mirror, just smile don’t weep! So, yes, a modern twist on ‘Beauty Is Only Skin Deep’.

We’re told that the soundscape that Kim and Michael were aiming for was classic sweet soul complete with short monologue  – the sort of sounds crafted by bands like The Delfonics, Blue Magic, The Dramatics and The Stylistics. See if you think they’ve achieved that by investigating ‘Beautiful’. Its out now.