Gerald Albright and Nichelle Colvin take a “Road Trip”
There is a lot going on within the first minute and a half of “Road Trip,” the new song by Nichelle Colvin. The song opens with lush, sweeping strings that announce the song’s melodic structure. About a minute in, the bassist picks up on that theme and adds a dash of funk. Both set the platform for Gerald Albright’s jazzy saxophone improvisation that is a recurring theme throughout this up-tempo number that is geared toward the stepper’s set.
Colvin sprinkles vocals that paint an image of two people enjoying the road, the music on the radio and the sights that change from city to rural as they zip through our nation’s interstate highway system.
The “on the road” song is often thought of as something that is reserved for summertime. However, we’re coming up to the end of the holiday season. Millions of people are either on their way back home or they will be loading up to make that return trip sometime before Jan. 2. That means “Road Trip,” Colvin’s up tempo steppers jam that features a touch of jazz improvisation from Albright is right on time. Check it out here.
By Howard Dukes
Nichelle Colvin feat. Gerald Albright