Love on the rocks, drenched in nostalgia… Michael Egleton’s “Situations” hearkens back to soul’s golden age with flair.
This track traipses the edge of consciousness in a haze of anguish.
“Jumped in my car, went to the bar…”
A dimlit bar room creaks as you enter. The gloom is cold welcome.
Warmth is a shot glass. Gin’s no tonic for what ails you.
Thoughts war within – threatening to escape to reality; transform into actions.
Her eyes come back into view and you stand – dropping change on the bar before returning home.
“It’s just a situation.”
Egleton harnesses a lot of classic soul influence in “Situations.” Old and new converge.
The spoken word segment feels like a Boyz II Men hat tilt, though they weren’t alone in such tendencies. Regardless, it helps carry the plaintive story and fits well in the song.
The elements at work in backing Egleton’s voice are raw and untreated (raw master!), but substantial enough to flesh it all out. Finger snaps lead the way through the singer’s words – beckoning us deeper into the track.
Anyone with an ear out for classic soul sounds and deep, melancholy vibes ought to treat themselves to this tune. Egleton rocks a gospel edge that may prove infectious with future releases.
When “Situations” drops, it’ll satisfy your soul tooth like nothing else, so keep up with his releases to get your hands on it.