First Album of Original Material In 17 Years!
Soul singer/songwriter and former Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan collaborator Michael McDonald returns with his first album of original material in 17 years following 2000's Blue Obsession and first studio release since 2008 covers project Soul Speak. The quintessential collection was written over several years, recorded at his Nashville studio with some of Music City's finest session men (including drummer Shannon Forrest, guitarist Michael Landau and saxophonist Tom Scott) and features guest appearances by Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller, Willie Weeks and Branford Marsalis.
NPR writes that, "Within seconds of the opening "oohs" and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald's new song, "Find It In Your Heart," your heart will be overjoyed. The opening notes call up immediate memories of some of his much-beloved Doobie Brothers classics, like "What A Fool Believes" and "Takin' It To The Streets," as well as some of of his incredible harmony singing with Steely Dan on "Peg" and "Bad Sneakers." "Find It In Your Heart" has the all the quintessential ingredients of a McDonald classic...The song also proves that, four decades in, McDonald is still a songwriting sophisticate."