‘Love Will Come Around’ by Resolution 88 with Vanessa Haynes

May 17th, 2024

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‘Love Will Come Around’ by Resolution 88 with Vanessa Haynes

UK jazz-funk fusion outfit Resolution 88 teases more music from its upcoming 4th album Vortex dropping on June 19th 2024 via Synthethesia Records, with second single “Love Will Come Around”, in both its instrumental version and vocal version featuring Vanessa Haynes, both of which are present on the album.

“Love Will Come Around” sees ARP Odyssey melodies soar over a real Roland CR78 drum machine (as used by Hall & Oates and many others). The vocal version features Vanessa Haynes, best known for singing lead with UK jazz-funk legends Incognito for over a decade. On this tune she brings all that jazz funk experience as well as her incredible soulful voice. This song (both the instrumental and the vocal) is a reaction to everything that is going on in the world at the moment. It’s impossible to read the news each day without feeling despair and bandleader Tom O’Grady really wanted to write something uplifting with a positive message that we can all find the best in ourselves and each other.

New album Vortex features 8 tunes that take the band’s sound in a new direction compositionally whilst retaining their signature sound of the Fender Rhodes and synthesizers used by Herbie Hancock and Toby Smith of Jamiroquai. The band rehearsed and recorded this material as a quartet and the album features guest artists Vanessa Haynes on vocals and Tom Smith on saxophone and bass clarinet. On previous albums, Resolution 88 had added orchestral overdubs inspired by records like Herbie Hancock’s Manchild album but on this record, the only overdubs are extra synthesizers. Bandleader and composer Tom O’Grady went all-out to recreate the sound world from his favorite Mizell Brothers productions and Herbie Hancock records – everything you hear on this album – from the Mellotron to the Echoplex, from to the Oberheim 4 Voice to the glockenspiel – is the real thing.

Love Will Come Around” out digitally on May 17th 2024 via Synthethesia