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[YEAR END 2009] Song Of The Year: Michael Olatuja – Le Jardin


Michael Olatuja’s Speak was one of those albums that seemingly came out of nowhere and took me by complete surprise, having never heard of the talented bassist/producer before the albums release. Speak only just missed out on being my ‘Album Of 2009’, however there was no question that my favourite song of this year was contained in its track listing.

‘Le Jardin’ featuring the vocal talents of Onaje Jefferson is a sumblime piece of classic soul music, in a vein similar to that produced by legends such Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway. The vocals by Onaje perfectly complement the beautiful, yet subtle instrumentation on the track, and as he sings the line “and if you just look up … give in to the heat of the sun” you can feel the emotion wash over you.

Michael Olatuja ft Onaje Jefferson – Le Jardin

This is hands down my favourite track of 2009, and is one of the best ‘love songs’ (for want of a better phrase) that I can remember from the last couple of years. I recommend that every last one of you to go out and purchase the album, you will not regret it.

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  1. 31/12/2009 11:23 pm

    Top tune, like that one a lot myself.

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