Whispering in his ear My magic potion for love, Telling him I’m sincere and that there’s nothing too good for us….I want to FREE.
The 1970’s was a magical time in history, when the revolution gave birth to the “Revolution”. Black power was strong in music, allowing us to appreciate the lyrical Black Butterflies of the world. The Dawning of The Age of Aquarius brought forth freedoms that existed in us inwardly from which had been buried in our wombs by benightedness . The 70’s, was place where the dream of “Lord, we ain’t what we oughta be. We ain’t what we want to be. We ain’t what we gonna be. But, thank God, we ain’t what we was.” was becoming an answered prayer. Music of the 70’s is the text book for which the artists that have followed are the highlighters. Our past has brought forth in the words of Kendrick Lamar, loyalty and royalty inside our DNA and one of the treasures that has vibrantly come from the DNA of the 70’s is Tiffany Bynoe with her remake of Denise Williams lyrical thesis, FREE, off of her forthcoming album 11 11 Beautiful Day.
The album 11 11 Beautiful Day marks a triumphant return for vocalist Tiffany Bynoe, and a reward for staying to her spiritual calling and artistic vision. Tiffany Bynoe was a teenager when she received some advice from her grandmother, Charlena Hewett-Brown (mother of singer Howard Hewett of Shalamar), “make a plan for her music career and to set goals that would bring that plan to fruition.” Bynoe believes that her life up to this point prepared her to deliver the musical message contained in the nine originals and one cover on 11 11 Beautiful Day.
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Upon listening to the single, FREE, a couple of thoughts resonated in my head. Singers typically shy away from songs originally performed by the late Whitney Houston, Minnie Riperton, legendary Rachelle Farrell and iconic Denise Williams, simply because it is hard to make what is already great your own, as well as, compete with their incomparable vocals. A challenge that most won’t take, however Tiffany Bynoe, accomplished making FREE her own without compromising the integrity of the original while standing toe to toe with the Denise Williams vocal range in the original recording effortlessly. No competition, no contest, don’t judge me, just love me, the way that I love music, is what Tiffany Bynoe brings to this project.
FREE 5.0 was flawlessly done, however, I want you to be the judge. Take a listen and please respond responsibly ♫