okayplayer. "Happiness" review

Right from the opening couplet “I been looking fo’ yo ass / You been absenteee…” and the spooky organ intro, you know this new Tondrae Kemp song “Happiness” is gon’ be a keeper. Consider this exhibit C (no electronico) in the case I been making that the blues is so back. Just to make it even iller, this neo-blues is really a meta-blues–call it the self-reflexive, existentialist, inherent-impossibility-of-desire blues. Watch the video below and look for more info on an album soon; “Happiness” is apparently the first release from a new project called Sun Money but meanwhile cop the single on iTunes.

Happiness - Tondrae Kemp from Tondrae Kemp on Vimeo.