Dreamy, funky vibes are served up plentifully on this classic track from OutKast's 2003 Speakerboxx/the Love Below double album. The song is a celebration of a new love, who may not be "the one" but who is good enough for now. Andre 3000 blissfully sings, harmonizes, and ad-libs about spending time with his prototype.
A phaser compliments the repeating electric guitar melody and chords over a simple kick-snare drum beat. But the funky explorations of bassist Aaron Mills, from legendary R&B group Cameo, are the highlight of this track. Mid-way through the song, the guitar drops out to allow the bass to stand out even more, providing a solid foundation while Andre ponders what might happen to the relationship. He finally settles back on his declaration: "I think I'm in loooooove again..."
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About the Curator, Caitlin Moss:
Drum set player and percussionist Caitlin Moss was born and raised in Los Angeles. She has performed at such venues as the Skirball Center and the Ford Amphitheatre and has toured nationally and internationally, including performances in Mexico and Cuba, with Grammy-winning bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal. She performs and records in Los Angeles as a freelance musician and as a member of several original bands. Caitlin is also teaching drum set, percussion, piano, and music production classes at a youth arts center operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.