Remember The Five Satins? “In the Still of the Night”? How about The Rascals? “It’s a Beautiful Morning” ring a bell? It does for Cee-Lo Green. After giving the finger to his lovely lady crush, and delivering hands down one of the best music videos of 2010, the former Goodie Mob rapper turned soul sensation returns with his latest opus. Another cut off his forthcoming third solo album, The Lady Killer, “Old Fashioned” finds Cee Lo slowly unwrapping his heart and letting his true feelings lead the way.
Okay, so that sounds a tad hokey, but it’s not. With a ’50s-styled delivery, coupled with a romantic jingle, the tune rocks back and forth in a nice decadent shuffle. If we’re to take this single into consideration for the upcoming album, you might be safe to think this could be the quintessential fall release of the year. But, then again, there’s always Kanye looming closely.
Still, a little soul goes a long, long way…
The Lady Killer hits streets November 2nd via Elektra.