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Suki Rae and Company - Can't Stop Now

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There are many moments during Suki Rae and Company's Can't Stop Now where the name Mavis Staples comes to mind. Rae often sings with Staples' same authoritative tone. Her songs also sometimes draw from gospel and concern a quest for world peace.

One titled "Walking Mandela," however, is unlike much of the rest of this album. It's closer to a meditative chant, rather than any pop song. It strongly features the 'Company' part of Rae's outfit, as a kind of backing choir. "Waitin' for the Light" is more representative of the overall sound, though, with its handclapping, upbeat groove.

Rae was also strongly influenced by 60s music. Just dig the flute part incorporated into "There's Someone Watchin' Over You." This one also has a soulful electric guitar solo. This song, as do a few other album inclusions, features overtly spiritual lyrics. Rae seemingly believes world peace involves a little divine intervention.

Can't Stop Now is a throwback to pop music's socially activist heyday. If you're missing those days, this music may just take you right back there.


Suki Rae and Company - Can't Stop Now
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