12 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When you’re the son of Bobby McFerrin, one of vocal jazz’s best-known stars, one can understand a reluctance to wield the mic yourself. In the past, on his Early Riser set for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, Taylor McFerrin relegated the singing duties to others, opting to spend his time building left-field R&B and jazz atmospheres. For Love’s Last Chance, he embraces his paternal lineage and reveals a silken and subdued voice that exudes neo-soul cool. As far removed from “Don’t Worry Be Happy” as possible, on “Love and Distance” he practically whispers his words into the electro-organic quiet storm grooves. Even during the instrumental moments, like with jazz flautist Elena Pinderhughes on the enchanting fusion of “As You Are,” the polymath McFerrin simply dazzles.

EDITORS’ NOTES

When you’re the son of Bobby McFerrin, one of vocal jazz’s best-known stars, one can understand a reluctance to wield the mic yourself. In the past, on his Early Riser set for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint, Taylor McFerrin relegated the singing duties to others, opting to spend his time building left-field R&B and jazz atmospheres. For Love’s Last Chance, he embraces his paternal lineage and reveals a silken and subdued voice that exudes neo-soul cool. As far removed from “Don’t Worry Be Happy” as possible, on “Love and Distance” he practically whispers his words into the electro-organic quiet storm grooves. Even during the instrumental moments, like with jazz flautist Elena Pinderhughes on the enchanting fusion of “As You Are,” the polymath McFerrin simply dazzles.

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