Now that Brandon Williams' debut album, XII, is here, it has proven to be a worthy addition to our music collections. After all of the delectable appetizers that he served us over the past year, the full course is quite a satisfying journey into soul, jazz and beyond. Not only does it sound incredible, but Williams amassed an impressive roster of featured artists and guest musicians to bring this project to life.
One song that has ventured into heavy rotation is the new single "Leave Love Be," with the lovely Alex Isley on vocals and a roster of players that includes Pirahnahead and members of Moonchild with Williams on production, of course. "Leave Love Be" sees Isley encouraging her beloved to let their love take its natural course like the rising sun, flowing ocean waters and changing seasons. Pay close attention and you'll even hear a bit of The Isley Brothers classic "Summer Breeze" smoothly interpolated as a nod to Alex's dad Ernie Isley of the legendary group.
Continuing our string of exclusive Brandon Williams world premieres, SoulBounce is proud to do it once again with the world premiere of the lyric video for "Leave Love Be." As far as lyric videos go, this one leans toward the no frills end of the spectrum, but the color palette used is quite fetching with words in aqua and gold lettering against a purple background. There'll be no difficulty following along and learning these lyrics, and once you do we suspect this will become a favorite of yours, too.