Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The Right Now Gets Over You
The Right Now apparently did not get the memo that it's 2012. Apparently, this Chicago septet is lost in the late 60’s and early 70’s and has the soulful, R&B classics to prove it. Their latest album Gets Over You is a classic soul album forty years too late...but that being said this is one excellent record. These guys have got it down and they're ridiculously good at embracing old Motown and Stax records and turning them into something so retro-cool that it nearly hurts.
Gets Over You is hard to get over because the record is so good and so cool that it's the sort of thing you want to listen to over and over again. The Right Now have clearly studied folks like Booker T and the MG's and mimicked their style musically. The band establishes grooves with ease, lets the Hammond do the talking, and gets lost in deep R&B grooves while vocalist Stefanie Berecz is like the best combination of The Staples Singers and Arehta I've ever heard. Smoky, sultry, and filled with soul Stefanie belts it out song after song. As a result of all this Gets Over You never ceases to amaze. Each listen reveals more coolness and enhances the experience this record offers. It's amazing stuff.
Gets Over You is the sort of record that comes along every once and a while and is triumphant the whole way through. There's not one song here that either shouldn't be released as a single or be listened to multiple times. If you love Northern Soul, the Motown Sound or anything of the like then you need to find Gets Over You like...um...Right Now.