© 2024 WFAE

Mailing Address:
WFAE 90.7
P.O. Box 896890
Charlotte, NC 28289-6890
Tax ID: 56-1803808
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Breakestra: The Urgency Of Urges

Not every come-on needs to be packaged with flowers, candy or promises of permanence, and Breakestra knows that: Appropriately, "Come on Over" exudes grit, delight and the sweaty urgency of urges.

The arrangement — marked by stuttering drums, bluesy guitar riffs, deep-bottom bass and piping-hot horn charts — is perfectly crafted to accompany the satisfaction of those urges. Guest vocalist Afrodyete effectively plays the hot-blooded siren, as she pleads, "Give me that mean love / Right now, right here / All your troubles, babe, will disappear." The double-entendres that follow aren't always subtle ("Let you in my kitchen / Taste just a little bit more"), but they sure do get the point across.

Listen to yesterday's Song of the Day, and subscribe to the Song of the Day newsletter.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Tags
John Murph
John Murph writes about music and culture and works as a web producer for BETJazz.com. He also contributes regularly to The Washington Post Express, JazzTimes, Down Beat, and JazzWise magazines.