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D'Angelo — Unshaken
Album: Unshaken
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 725









Released: 2019
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 6
May I stand unshaken
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds

Did I hear a thunder?
Did I hear you break?
I can't quite remember
Just what guided me this way, oh, oh

May I stand unshaken
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds

The pines, they often whisper
They whisper what no tongue can tell
He who drinks from the deep water (Ooh, ooh)
May he know the depths of the well (Ooh, ooh)
Well

May I stand unshaken (May I)
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds (Mmm)
May I stand unshaken
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds

Mmm, oh, traveler
What have you seen?
Were there crossroads
Where you been, where you been?
I once was standing tall
Now I feel my back's against the wall

May I stand unshaken (Oh)
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds
May I stand unshaken
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds
Oh, oh, oh

The morning light when it comes to me
It was there, but I could not see
Am I to wander as a wayward son?
Will the hunter be hunted by the smoking gun? (Oh)

May I stand unshaken
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds (World)
May I stand unshaken (May I)
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds (World)
May I stand unshaken (May I)
Amid, amidst a clash of worlds
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 hazyarc wrote:
Red Dead Redemption 2 anyone?
 
Yes! Great moment in the game, when Arthur is riding his horse alone and this song kicks in. I turned on "cinematic mode" and just listened to the song, and it was absolutely perfect. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Do you mean it's too bad that he no longer is a drunk?  Of course, some of the greatest legends in music had substance-abuse problems.
 
HA!  I'll laugh at your joke, although assuming OP meant "too bad he's a recovering drunk" is like saying "too bad the cancer patient is in remission."  Seriously, reading about D'Angelo since the late 90s he really sounds like a decent guy...LLRP and Recovering Drunks!!
Perhaps a tad over the top, but I like the effects on the vocals in this. Especially the 'megaphone' "Yeah" and other ad libs in the last section. Cool tune.
The Lost Neville Brother?
 kazoo wrote:
I'm hearing Leonard Cohen, Boogie Street. Not a bad thing for me.
 

I was going to say something similar, and decided to see if anyone else had beaten me to it... Maybe something David Byrne would have had his hand in, as well.
 jp33442 wrote:
Too bad the guy was a drunk
 
Do you mean it's too bad that he no longer is a drunk?  Of course, some of the greatest legends in music had substance-abuse problems.
 memoryboxer wrote:
Sounds like continuation of Skip McDonald's Little Axe project. Some of those background yowls are the same used on the Little Axe's 1st album 'The Wolf That House Built' - which is a brilliant mix of Howling Wolf samples w dub and screaming guitars.
 
I might have to check that out since I'm liking this D'Angelo cut so much....in fact I went with another +1 calling it a 9 now....and partly due to how not-rKelly he is....he almost seemed embarrassed by the successes he had in the 90s....cool dude in my book....LLRP!!
Sounds like continuation of Skip McDonald's Little Axe project. Some of those background yowls are the same used on the Little Axe's 1st album 'The Wolf That House Built' - which is a brilliant mix of Howling Wolf samples w dub and screaming guitars.
Unshaken, not unstirred...
I'm signing up for Amazon premium so I can get Alexa to play this again
 lizardking wrote:
Nice!  BillG w/ some MORE R&B tracks....pretty cool.....I'll rate it at 7 for now....Long Live RP!!

**edit** After hearing this a few times, I'm going to lean on this being more soul than R&B - still, hearing R&B artists is cool, welcomed and this one is an 8 now for me....Long Live RP!!
 
Almost bumping this to a 9 after playing the part of RDR3 where Arthur returns from "Cuba" and boy it fit PERFECTLY in the game....well done Rockstar!  Well Done BnR!!  Long Live RP!!
Too bad the guy was a drunk
What a tune!!!
Bill, please play it more!
That is quite a tune.
I'm hearing Leonard Cohen, Boogie Street. Not a bad thing for me.
Reminds me a lot of the Chambers Brothers from years gone by.  I liked them, too.
RP. please play more D'Angelo.
Is that the Blind Boys of Alabama singing back-up?  
Sounds like a movie music
Loving the groove and atmosphere of this.
 hazyarc wrote:
Red Dead Redemption 2 anyone?
 

Playing through now and the music is great. Sets the mood really well and completely pulls you in.
Nice!  BillG w/ some MORE R&B tracks....pretty cool.....I'll rate it at 7 for now....Long Live RP!!

**edit** After hearing this a few times, I'm going to lean on this being more soul than R&B - still, hearing R&B artists is cool, welcomed and this one is an 8 now for me....Long Live RP!!
Red Dead Redemption 2 anyone?
New tune on RP.  Only 3 ratings when I chimed in here.
Going with a 6 on my 1st hear.
It gets better when you listen carefully and read the lyrics. The music is barely there, but it's a 6.