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EMILY’S D+EVOLUTION

Source: Esperanza Spalding

Source: Esperanza Spaulding

Disclaimer: I don’t know what I’m doing.

If Prince could get pregnant (which I’m not entirely sure he can’t), it would result in Esperanza Spalding’s  Emily’s D+Evolution. Emily’s D+Evolution is a stark contrast to the jazz music people are accustomed to hearing from Esperanza. Note: I’m on first name basis with her because we are friends…in my head.

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Source: Esperanza Spalding

I think evolution (or d+evolution) is a good thing. Had Adele and Lana Del Rey done this, I would have bought their new albums. I’ve been monitoring the iTune Store reviews to see if anyone lost their shit yet. Although its obvious that rock, pop, blues and soul have been incorporated, there is still a lot of jazz.

Friday night, I downloaded the album then fell asleep. Not because it was a snorefest but because I’m a snorefest and like to go to sleep early. Husband woke me up at 1AM so I could move from the sofa to the bed. Unable to go back to sleep, I started listening to the album. I listened to it twice, back to back. It was well after 3AM when I decided to go to bed only so I wouldn’t be pissy all day because I was tired. Even as I slept, I still heard the songs in my head. That’s deep or Esperanza has a cult message embedded into her music…

I have been listening to One since it was released. I thought it would remain my favorite but it’s actually Unconditional Love not to be confused with Unconditional Love (Alternate Version). The alternate version is like when a waitress brings you napkins that you didn’t need but you’re not opposed to it because you can store them in your car in case you spill coffee while running late to work. Change Us and Judas are also favorites. Note: Unconditional Love (Alternate Version) and Change Us are on the deluxe album.

Possibly contrary to popular belief, I do not like Good Lava, Funk the Fear, and I Want It Now. However, they may or may not grow on me. Overall, I like the album and wish I could see her perform it live. You guys do know the south exists, right? It’s ok-ish to perform here. Any who, I downloaded it from iTunes; although, I’m sure it’s available on other platforms I don’t know about because iTunes…

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