(This post first appeared on musicarenagh)
Kenny Sharp’s recent single “Nights Like This” is a mesmerizing foray into the realm of soul rock. Blending ’70s R&B, contemporary rock, and easy listening, this catchy track is set to captivate listeners everywhere.
From the outset, the smooth and soulful voice of Kenny Sharp grips you in a warm embrace of nostalgia. Drawing echoes of Al Green, he has the ability to express both tenderness and power throughout the verses and choruses of this ethereal single. The mixture of his velvety timbre with the infectious melody will easily make listeners press repeat, creating a tune that lingers in your mind long after the song has ended.
The instrumentation on “Nights Like This” is a perfect blend – guitars strum playful rhythm patterns that intertwine into a lush soundscape with the keyboard and bass, while the drums provide a driving groove that grounds Kenny Sharp’s soaring vocals. The resulting sound is reminiscent of the soulful glory days of the likes of Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers, while the band’s tight dynamic takes it to a new dimension.
What sets “Nights Like This” apart, however, is its heartfelt tribute to those who make good times possible. The song is an ode to the unsung heroes in the music and service industries who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make unforgettable parties and unforgettable nights a reality. Kenny Sharp, through his crafty lyricism, paints a vivid picture of how one of these hardworking individuals might feel on their rare night off, finally able to join in on the fun and celebration.
Overall, “Nights Like This” is a delightful single that pays homage to the soul elements of yesteryears and the parties we’ve all partaken in, powered by the countless workers who made them happen. Kenny Sharp’s smooth and soulful voice paired with the lush instrumentals create a sonic environment that is equal parts nostalgic and ethereal, culminating in a super catchy track that will resonate with scores of listeners for a long time to come.