It's no secret that Sade’s music reaches every corner of the world, but how often do you get to hear the legendary soul chanteuse and her magical sonic delivery remixed and reinterpreted for the dance floor? That’s just what happened as Devin Tracy decided to rev up the BPMs on his cover of the Sade classic "No Ordinary Love" with production from The Vamp.
Tracy hails from Jacksonville, FL, but he is currently making an impact on New York City’s evolving music scene. What’s boldly refreshing is Tracy’s vocal delivery that evokes both Tevin Campbell’s adolescent stardom and recent GRAMMY nominee Jonathan McReynolds’ musical phrasing. Yet, Tracy stands solely on his own two feet giving “No Ordinary Love” a new pulse and a new vibration.
Goodafternoon, his six-track EP, is the latest project that further highlights every nuance of his unique tone over hip hop beats. This project provides a glimpse into what Devin may really be capable of when he lets loose. There’s his charming ability to jog your memory with classic R&B/hip hop and soul music hooks from TLC, Mary J. Blige, The Pharcyde and more hidden in between the lines of clever mashups – a sign of more thoughtful writing that should be coming down the pipeline next.
You might want to keep your ears and eyes open for Devin Tracy in 2016, as he could be the one we’ve been waiting on to breathe life into R&B. In the meantime, uncover a little sonic bliss then dance the night away as Tracy spins Sade’s smoldering hit “No Ordinary Love” back onto your playlists with his refix.