Reminding me of the great funk/pop icon Prince, Nevada-based solo artist Saoul really hits the mark with his new album “Autopilot”, playing every instrument and taking care of all the vocals. Trust me, I know that a lot of artists self-produce, but this is what I would call intensely impressive. The grooves are funkier than anything I’ve heard in 2012, and Saoul demonstrates a “force of nature” type creative force that sits nicely within the innovative pop and funk genres. Even if this isn’t your style of music, you’ll find yourself digging it.
Your instructions for the evening are to pick up the appropriate liquor and “medications”, have your friends over and spin this disc. Let the party take care of itself.
Recommended for fans of Little Dragon, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Saul Williams’ later material.