Do yourself a favor and lay your pretty paws on Cee-Lo Green's newest album, The Lady Killer, out today. Words used to describe it will probably include soul, funky, pop, doo-wop or R&B—and always "great record."
The first single off the album was a song dappled with all the salty language and magnificent production that permeates the rest of the album. (In all reality, the majority of the salty language is on this song while the lush arrangements adorn the entire album.) Most listeners will recognize the first single as the feel-good hit of the summer known as, "F**k You!" As such, a version safe for your office space is included below.
Long before the album had a single, Cee-Lo recorded a cover of Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You." It is included on the The Lady Killer while the Paul Epworth remix has been enclosed below in lieu of a music video for the cover itself. But on both tracks, Cee-Lo just can't stop singing the song well.
No One's Gonna Love You
And if that wasn't enough for all you rock kids, check out this video where he covers Kings of Leon's "Radioactive." Although not included on The Lady Killer, it is a sheer delight to see him put that much rock in R&B. Or, if that's not your thing, to find out that his touring lead guitarist kind of looks like a Kardashian.
While this one isn't really a video, "Wildflower" is easily one of the best tracks on the album and thus demanded inclusion.
Finally, check out the similarities in the bassline on"Bright Lights Bigger City" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." It (like the album) is big old classic songcraft only minimally altered while being performed just as well. As of right now, all that is available is a teaser, but it certainly maintains the James Bond themes established on the album's Intro and Outro tracks.
Bright Lights Bigger City
All told, this album is sure to delight. If you can't pick it up today, be sure to either slap it on your wishlist or keep it in mind as way to spread joy during the holidays.