Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Very special, really and truly

92. Wayne Wonder - "No Letting Go" (Atlantic Records, 2003)

I slept on this song when it was first out, and I'm not quite sure why. I wasn't super into dancehall at the time, but I was enough of an active dilettante to be totally down with the other pop-dancehall that was big at the time, a little Sean Paul, a little Beanie Man, but with this Wayne Wonder, I was aware of it, but never made the time/space.

Anyways, a few years later I heard it on the radio and was totally floored by it. It uses the Diwali's handclaps to accent this incredibly mournful sounding chord progression and melody and now when I listen to it it gets me every time.

(the song starts at 32 seconds)

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