The Cee-Lo Green many of his fans from the Goodie Mob days is long gone. The soulful raps have given way to soulful singing (first spotted back in the Gnarls Barkley era), Soul Food traded in for The Voice. That is not a bad thing either; since embarking on his solo career, Cee-Lo has gone on to win multiple awards, including five Grammys.
His level of celebrity has been so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget that he hasn’t released a solo album since 2010’s The Lady Killer (ignoring his 2012 holiday-themed album, of course).That changes as he has now released his fifth studio album Heart Blanche today (November 6th). An upbeat affair, the 15-track album was preceded by the singles “Mother May I,” “Music To My Soul” and “Sign Of The Times.” No longer emotionally verklempt (which begat songs such as “F**k You/Forget You”), Heart Blanche focuses on positivity and Pharrell Williams-style happiness. Eschewing any features, Cee-Lo prefers to ride solo on his own personal journey throughout the jovial theme of the LP.
Purchase Heart Blanche on iTunes now.