From Smokie Norful’s ‘Nothing Without You’ album recorded in 2014, I present ‘I Feel Good’.
This song has a soul/slow funk feel with the lead guitar opening on D Major, synthesizers and an interesting underlying funky drum beat. Smokie’s vocals are robust and sunny as he growls happily, tackling his panning and backing vocals himself with equal dexterity. This rendition reminds me slightly of Kim Burrell’s ‘Just A Little More Time’, as well as Nene Uko’s ‘Temi Dara‘. This song is simple and fresh. The verses, chorus and adlibs easily put me in a good mood.
This song’s message is simple: God has been good, regardless of our circumstances and our response is to let the whole world know! A lot of the time, one might be tempted to think about things that are not so perfect, especially with the health issues going on globally. But the truth is that God causes ALL things to work out for our good. (Romans 8:28)