I’ve been a fan of Timothy Bloom since his EXCELLENT “‘Til The End of Time” when he was signed to Timbaland’s label. Though Timbaland has moved on to “greener” (read: whiter) pastures, Timothy Bloom is still around making great soul music. His latest single, indie of course, is called “Stand In The Way (of My Love)”, and if you like real singing and some real emotions, check this jawn out.
The song has a sparse beat, but by the time Timothy hits the 2nd verse, you feel him channeling some old soulful singers before him, and the feelings he’s singing through make his voice crack with tension. Even the background vocals are laced with both a simple subtle vocal and a passionate unison version right behind it. You definitely feel like ain’t no mountain high enough or valley low enough to keep him away from the one he loves.
It’s a track pulled from his forthcoming self-titled indie album Timothy Bloom, which is available for pre-order on Amazon now and drops Jan. 7th.
This is soul. What do you think?