Kenny Stockard – “Getting Out Of Here”

Wow. That seems the only word to describe Pittsburgh-based RnB singer and songwriter Kenny Stockard. With shades of John Legend and a dash of PJ Morton thrown in, this artist literally blows the speakers off the wall with his voice and his sound. “Getting out of here” is a traditional pop song, with a subject matter similar to Tracy Chapman’s Fast Car, about escaping to a better place, but the similarities fade as the track evolves into a raw celebration of life. The instrumentation is lush and full, with a gospel-flavored choir and horn section weaving in and out of Stockard’s vocals. The song is a tour de force, with the starring role belonging squarely to Stockard’s killer voice. It soothes, cajoles, and at other times dazzles with technical ability. As the promise of warmer weather pokes its head above the grass, this song might be the one to carry us out of the winter and into spring.

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