You and Me
Musiq Soulchild (Interlude)
Settle for My Love (feat. Aaries)
You Be Alright
Musiq Soulchild surrounds himself with Philly talent on his debut. Beatboxer Scratch’s surreal vocalese electrifies his "Introlude" and the rhythmically stuttering "Speechless," while James Poyser crafts a churchy Fender Rhodes bounce on "My Girl." For his part, our host is an unpretentious gentleman who shyly asks a girl out on "Just Friends (Sunny)," celebrates his valentine on ballad "Love," and leads his friends and neighbors in a rousing jam session on "143," which makes beeper code feel more personal than words. Aijuswanaseing radiates sensitivity and emotion—it's house a party that’s full of soul.