This post was originally published in December 2018.

Minimal R&B texture, a soaring tenor falsetto, and a delicate production aesthetic contribute to this jazz-flavored soul offering. With an ethereal sense of melody, and a slow groove, this number shimmers with an impressive confidence and precision.

It’s a song about doing what it takes, and maybe the message is that life is never without a certain amount of cognitive dissonance. The sound of rum·gold playing trumpet behind his own lead vocal, and the murmur of the electric piano are enough to cast the spell, and the bass-line pulls it together like a sail catching the wind.

rum·gold is a Brooklyn, NYC-based singer-songwriter. This song is featured on our Lost Treasure - Soul playlist.