Emerging London singer-songwriter Fola is tapping into the very heart of classic 90’s R&B music for his brand new single “Comfortable”, giving a clear ode to the likes of Keith Sweat, Brandy, and SWV. A huge task in itself but with “Comfortable”, Fola excels in delivering a masterpiece for 2014 and creating a glorious piece of nostalgic music that will transport listeners back a couple of decades to the golden era of R&B.
From Fola’s penetrating vocal tones and leading man charisma, to the groovy bass line and nostalgic musical backdrop courtesy of Villi ‘Vbeats’ Mambu & Femi Vessel, to those lush backing vocals from newcomers Areatha Anderson and Ideh, everything about “Comfortable” oozes with brilliant musicianship and supreme confidence. The result is a smooth, sensual and captivating modern day R&B record, which hasn’t forgotten its roots.
Visually, director Michael Solotan runs with the theme of paying homage to the 90’s, to great effect. The “Comfortable” visuals are more than just a look back at the yesteryears of R&B music videos when they were indeed in their prime, it is a triumphant attempt at creating a modern day classic R&B visual. Whatever you are looking for in an R&B clip – charisma, choreography or sensuality? Fola’s “Comfortable” has in abundance.