Review: Izo FitzRoy – Blind Faith (Remixes)
Released just as the lockdown took a grip, Izo’s second album “How the Mighty Fall” is a blend of soul, funk blues, with a gospel layering. Once listened to, you want to hear it live, but sadly at time of writing it ain’t gonna happen anytime soon.
To keep the fire burning, Jalapeno Records have recruited a couple of ace producers and released a remix of Blind Faith. In a time when most labels are pushing back their artist’s release dates in hope that things improve, Jalapeno are out there keeping on with the good times.
London born but with the love of classic soul and gospel, Izo spent some time getting the New Orleans Delta air in her lungs. A contralto that once listened to is easily identified and runs the spectrum from jazz, blues, through to rough and ready R&B.
So what do we get? Producer/multi-instrumentalist Art of Tones takes the Philly sounding album track, doubles up the funk and throws in a dub version. Smoove adds his chemistry and produces a version that could fill any dance floor. As with the album the somewhat confessional lyrics hint at darker times in the past but emphasises that better times are on their way.
As a taster its gonna whet the appetite. Get this, get the album. It’s no leap in the dark, you don’t need that kind of blind faith.
Review by Steve from a review link kindly supplied by Jalapeno Records.