Valerie June Wants to Be Set Free
Geoffrey Himes, Paste, 17 March 2017
'GOT SOUL' is the final track on The Order of Time, Valerie June's long-awaited follow-up to her 2013 breakthrough album, Pushin' Against a Stone. The song begins with a snappy R&B horn riff reinforced by a B3 organ, but then here comes that voice — that otherworldly, nasal soprano that sounds like no one else, that lies outside everything we're familiar with and yet remains strangely compelling.
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