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Singles - Soulful - Issue 442

Robert Owens & DJ Spen

A Greater Love


Owens is so on form here over Spen's super-cool and laidback gospel groove. Credit also to the wonderful female backing vocalists, who lay a big fluffy bed of soulful backing vocals for Owens to roll around in. And he does. His voice rocks so gently, rolls softly and oozes soul like a big festering soul boil. Lazy piano meanders over the knocking percussion as the bass gives a cool passing slow nod along the bars, each of which delivers a millisecond of sheer ecstasy. Spen adds some soothing gospel organ into the equation for good measure but it's that man Owens that commands the track from start to finish on this unadulterated soul scorcher.