Delivering lead vocals that are sensitive and spot-on, singer-songwriter Chadwick Johnson is working at a high, professional level. He’s even self-produced these jazzy, soulful and savvily arranged tracks using musicians whose expert touch and feel are palpable. We like the clever wordplay and tasty sax and piano on “Addicted.” Johnson’s own version of the Goffin-King nugget “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” mines the song for all of its meaning and demonstrates that Johnson can ably handle the song’s higher octaves. “Stormy Love” references the classic “Stormy Weather” and reminds us of a ‘90s power ballad a la Celine Dion. Hmm, maybe the chanteuse would dig this tune for her current act?
Style: Singer-Songwriter, Jazz