Over the past couple months, CeeLo Green has dropped some generic, radio-ready singles like “Robin Williams” and “Sign Of The Times” ahead of his next album, Heart Blanche. Today, the trend continues as he drops “Music To My Soul,” a song with the general themes of pushing on and doing good.
Throughout, CeeLo reminisces on his life remembering his times with the Dungeon Family and pushing through struggle. He said that even though there were dark times within the group, it was all worth it once they found “the light.” It’s generic, but it shows a little bit of personal recollection. The mentions to the Dungeon Family (and once directly mentioning Big Boi and Andre 3000) are dope, and it shows he’s putting a bit more thought into these songs than just letting a studio-hired writer drops some lines on a page for him. All that being said, the music video is far more dope than the song, as they celebrate both death and New Orleans in the most fun way possible — a street parade.
I just want this damn Gnarls Barkley album already. I’m hoping he’s simply fulfilling label duties with this album so he can drop another collaboration with Danger Mouse, because this is getting slightly soul-of-control corny. Just slightly. It’s still bearable. Kind of.