In recent years, Cee-Lo Green has gone full-on adult contemporary. His music has slowly moved to the hit-or-miss type, which is a bummer considering how consistent, bright and catchy an album like The Lady Killer (released SIX years ago) is. Often, his hits (“Music To My Soul“) are hover over the misses (“God Is A Woman“), which is why his new cut shouldn’t go overlooked.
Released on Easter Sunday, the song is “A sweet lil song about humble beginnings,” as Cee-Lo wrote on his SoundCloud. He intimately sings about the women who raised him — his mother and grandma — and the lessons they taught him via their Sunday visits to church. Melodic, reminiscent and heartfelt. If we’re not going to see more of the eccentric Cee-Lo, this is an enjoyable substitute.