Six-track EP from LA’s Roquel Rodriguez, the vibe here is very much in the early 80s boogie/soul beat ballad vein. The slick, classy ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ is a laid back groover, ‘Talk of This Town’ is a more urgent dancer that has touches of classic club soul while ‘Sophisticated Lady’ is a funker that draws on influences from Prince to Chaka Khan. ‘Before It’s Too Late’ is a great socio-political observation set to a tough, almost soundtrack backing while the lush ballad ‘You’ve Got Me’ is a stunning slowie. Great stuff!
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01 Don’t Be Afraid by Raquel Rodriguez
02 Talk of This Town by Raquel Rodriguez
03 Sophisticated Lady by Raquel Rodriguez
04 Before It’s Too Late by Raquel Rodriguez
05 You’ve Got Me by Raquel Rodriguez
06 Highschool Sh*t by Raquel Rodriguez