After making us wait five years for a full-length project, musician/singer/producer I, CED has been generous as of late -- announcing the upcoming album What Are We Looking For?, giving us sonic sweet dreams (nods to Thundercat and Om'Mas Keith) with "Forever" and now taking us on a spiritual quest with "I Am Love."
The track is a warm, jazzy affair that voices the struggle to find inner peace, happiness and self-love. Musician/producer Erik Rico joins I,CED on the blissful arrangement, holding our attention with pensive strums of bass, shimmery Rhodes chords and refined percussion. Silken vocals from Jimetta Rose (who has already left an impression this summer with "Catch A Vibe" and "Emerald City") are dreamy, yet deep with meaning as she ponders,"Why am I searching for love when 'The One' is here within me?"
Listen to the contemplative track below and pre-order I,CED's What Are We Looking For? via MoveNext Media ahead of its September 23rd release. Jimetta Rose's mini album The Light Bearer drops this Friday, August 19th via Bandcamp. Meanwhile, Erik Rico is planning a new release of his own this weekend to kick off his The Reworks Volume 2 series, which promises tributes to David Bowie, Phife Dawg and Prince. Follow him on Twitter and SoundCloud for details and updates.