As promised on Monday, I’ve cued up a song from Nu Shooz’ new album, Bagtown for a Jam It Or Slam It test run. I made mention that the new music is quite the departure from their “I Can’t Wait” days, so it will be interesting to see what people think of it. Nu Shooz is now a 12-member band with live instrumentation, and their sound has taken a turn to an R&B/soul direction. I’ve listened to the new album (actually released in May) twice now, and I find it a pleasurable listen. Your mileage may vary, of course.
For this Jam It Or Slam It?, I’ve chosen the song “Soul Cushion.” Now I don’t know about you, but when the first line of the song is “You’re sittin’ on a real soul cushion,” what would you tend to think it is? I’m assuming it’s the booty, for the song is an invitation to get up and move something, at least in a nice and easy two-step. I like how it sounds, so I’ll jam it. You get to decide for yourself what you wish to do.
As usual, you make the call. I tend to like the different sound the band has taken. Other highlights from the album for me are “Way Outside,” “Real Thing“(the first single), and “Party’s Not Over.” As for “Soul Cushion,” make your choice below; and as always, thanks for reading and listening.