Friday, November 25, 2011

T.L. Cross - "The World Soul EP" Vol. 1

Producer/Singer/Songwriter T.L. Cross is one of the best things shaking on the indie scene right now. You probably know him from "All Falls Down" with Jadakiss. That is probably the least relevant measure of his talent however. This guy has serious chops as a musician.

I've had the opportunity to see him perform live and believe me when I tell you that his show is off the chain. T.L. brings an energy from 90s R&B that is incredibly infectious. It doesn't sound like 90s R&B at all but there is a retro aura about the music. Maybe it's simply the fact that T.L. actually plays instruments and understands how to craft a full song with an intro, bridge, coda, etc.

The nearest comparison would be Ryan Leslie but T.L.'s work is much more "old soul". "The World Soul EP" is a fantastic showcase of T.L. Cross' abilities as a musician. From the uptempo "New York City Boy" to the downtempo of "How to Make Up", he shows his range as a vocalist, creativity as a producer and strength as a songwriter.

The project is available now on iTunes. Definitely support this wonderful independent artist and get the EP. You will not regret it. Click below to find T.L. on twitter and to preview the music on iTunes.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this post on such a great artist! I have been following TL Cross for a while now and I have been waiting for the rest of the world to be introduced to his great talent.

Rox Fontaine said...

T.L. truly is in a class by himself. The people will catch on. They have to! The industry hasn't seen anyone like T.L. since Musiq Soulchild and T.L. is much more capable than Musiq is.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back again.