In horoscopic astrology, a Saturn return is when the planet Saturn comes back to the same position in the sky it was in at a person’s birth - which takes approximately 29 years for Saturn to rotate around the sun. At this point is when the effects are mostly felt. Suddenly the realities of adulthood are really felt. Goals, achievements and lack of are usually in view. And above that love. This is the phenomenon that inspired Cleveland born singer, musician Ab and Michigan based producer 14KT’s collaborative album of the same title.
This progressive-soul album focuses on a love story between characters Ab and Lalah. “The characters’ chemistry plays out like the typical love relationships,” said Ab. “It’s the exploration of each other that leads to trouble because when you’re trying to grow with someone you have to face yourself and everyone doesn’t want to do that because it’s painful. Ab and Lalah’s relationships represent that familiar place we’ve all been in.” More than an engaging narrative, we’re treated to some great music from this duo, along the way. Ab and 14KT’s on record chemistry is more than apparent on this 11-track journey. Follow Ab’s narrative as he deal with the up,downs, joys and pains of being in love with his character named Lalah coupled with self discoveries that go way beyond the confines of romance. Through it he’s becoming a man. Oh did I mention just hope dope the production is? 14KT left no soulful stone unturned. Hard knocking grooves one turn, jazzy swinging vibes another then cosmic and atmospheric. Take the journey. It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
-OkayPlayer & Kevin Nottingham
released November 11, 2013
Executive Producers: AB & 14KT
All Lyrics written by AB
All vocals recorded by Ab at Nat Turner Studios, Washington D.C, except "Today Love", "Food & Water","Saturn Return", and "Tomorrow Love" recorded by 14KT at The IS Studios, Ypsilanti, MI
All tracks mixed by 14KT at The IS Studios, Ypsilanti, MI
All tracks mastered by Mags
Photography: Shannon Evans
Art Design: Myish Endonila
Styling: Rai Mensah
Models: Dearl Nelson & Rai Mensah
There was one specific track I loved which I saw on TBG's Instagram page " I know you, I live you for sure"and found this track, only to find this album rocks and bought it.
But generally, Tall Black Guy is my favourite artist. ivor_sifiso