Cool stuff! Although the rhythm at times seems loosely dribbled on, going off beat from time to time, and the keys are as dreamy and loose as they come (some people can dig that), the mood and tone of the entire album are very clear as a down tempo, urban jazz romp that encourages a reflective listen more than an hyper-engaged one. Any lover of this type of "sleepy" jazz, Stevie Wonder, would dig having this as a soundtrack to float down on an afternoon or night. I appreciate that most of the melodies and chords are kept faithful to their originals, and also find it interesting how some of the other tracks explore other avenues for Wonder's music. An interesting piece of work altogether!
Curious though, but some of the tracks have big chunks of silence attached to them. Wasn't sure if it was because I was streaming the purchased album off my phone, or if it'll sound differently offline. Ttake "You Got It Bad Girl" for instance; after the 2:50 mark, the track begins to fade and then proceeds to play nothing until the track ends. Was this intentional? Strange to have only 2:50 minutes worth of music on a 5:31-minute song. Does anyone else experience this? This also happens on a several other tracks on the album.
Any ideas on why this is the case? Were the tracks cut improperly in the studio?