Trust Me #16
Are You Lookin' by The Tymes is a song I stumbled across by chance last month. I was playing one of the many fantastic Heavenly Social playlists on Spotify and just left it on. All of a sudden I stopped what I was doing.
Are You Lookin' stretches to over 9-minutes in length. There is a slow intro to the song with spoken word with a father explaining to his daughter about a lady of the night.
George Williams (lead vocalist) then comes in over gentle percussion and bass, his soft hushed vocal is supplemented absolutely beautifully at 2-minutes 25 seconds and he soars for the chorus/refrain that the song comes back to.
Everybody's under the same cloud
If it rains on you
It rains on me
The lyric just grabbed me immediately. It rings so true, yet how many believe it?
The song introduces little flourishes of strings which seem to lift the vocals and the rest of the musicians at times. The production is absolutely incredible, reverb echo effects are added to Williams voice at times, his little piece of improvisation just after 5-minutes as the song hits its groove for an extended chorus refrain. The rest of the The Tymes take the refrain on, leaving Williams to either join in, or to just let rip.
You can check Are You Lookin' on Spotify or you YouTube below.
And all of the songs in the Trust Me series feature on the Everything Flows Trust Me Playlist on Spotify. Search for it or click HERE