Soul music legend Bobby Caldwell and producer Jack Splash continue their assault on our ears as the neo soul superduo Cool Uncle. Just last week, the old school/new school pair released their first single “Break Away,” featuring Jessie Ware. Today, they are following up that star-crossed love anthem with the inevitable “Breaking Up.”
“Breaking Up” is a wonderful duet between Bobby Caldwell and underrated '80s soul diva Deniece Williams. The two trade verses and barbs, trying to get “love, but not the pain” but coming up short. There is also a rap verse from Eric Biddines of Golden Rules, where he gives his condolences to his former flame. As you would expect, the production is a multi-layered mash up of soul, new jack swing and hip hop. The atmospheric orchestration, blaring horns, funky drums and everything moving and shaking in between makes the perfect backdrop for Mr. Bobby and Ms. Deniece’s lament.
If there is any fault with “Breaking Up” is that such a melancholy experience shouldn’t sound or feel this good. The uptempo number is perfect for dancing your woes away or just getting your two-step on. The song will be included on the Cool Uncle’s upcoming self-titled LP dropping November 6th. Pre-order your copy from Amazon or iTunes now.