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Let the soul river flow

David Goodson | 3/13/2014, 11:44 a.m.
I never realized how much curiosity fuels folk. We always wanna know what happened.
Album cover for Noel Gourdin's album titled City Heart, Southern Soul. Album Cover

Anchored by the first single, “Heaven Knows,” the new album comes full circle. “It wasn’t written with this in mind, but ‘Heaven Knows’ feels like a few chapters later after ‘The River.’ It’s a totally different record and sound, but it can be looked upon as a continuation of that couple. Two people who really care about each other but fall apart—it’s natural. Grown-folk things will happen.” He adds, “And of course outside interferences will add to the pot. With those obstacles though, the biggest one is ego. People are really not going to be able to get on with their relationship until both parties are ready. They have to be ready to put the effort and energy into the relationship in order for it to work. And compromise needs to start from within.”

Gourdin is one of the performers participating in the Sol Village anniversary on Wednesday, March 19 at SOB’s (204 Varick St., New York, N.Y.). Hosted by Eric Robeson, the show also showcases the talents of George Tandy Jr., Res, Aaron Hamper Jr. and DB2. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with showtime set for 8:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 but $15 at the door.

Off to check on my fam on 116th Street. Holla next week. Till then, enjoy the nightlife.