TRACK PREMIERE: DEVIN MORRISON “GUARANTEED” (FT. ACE HASHIMOTO)
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Transcontinentally experienced musician Devin Morrison moved from Florida to Japan and finally (so far) L.A., each time adding piece by piece to his increasingly impressive discography. Now he’s a month away from his solo debut Bussin’, a 2XLP valentine to the deep and gloriously varied genre of R&B. While Bussin’ promises moments of funk, gospel and more—and includes a choice selection of features—his new single “Guaranteed” is one of those classically themed slow jams about desire and longing that turns into a committed pitch for love. He even promises to deliver his heart with “free shipping and handling / that’s guaranteed,” just before Ace Hashimoto comes in with a serious feature to help close the deal. (“Act now!”) Bussin’ already seems like its ready to deploy some serious sophistication, but “Guaranteed” (which comes right after the Joyce Wrice spot) is so smooth it practically glows. Think of it as the work of a man on a mission. As Morrison says: “As long as I’m alive, R&B shall be as well.“ Morrison’s Bussin’ is out Wed., Apr. 3, on Parisian producer Onra’s NBN Records—pre-order it here!