The old school has been flourishing lately with new releases from the likes of Con Funk Shun and Surface/Re Surface. Eric Nolan Grant, a member of and late addition to the legendary O'Jays, is joining those ranks with his latest, "Cologne."
Taken from his recently released Mood Swing album, "Cologne" is a smoothed-out, piano-laced slow jam that, like the aforementioned efforts, doesn't attempt to keep up with the youngins in today's R&B scene. Instead, Grant offers up a little tenderness on the track by serving up gentlemanly invitations for a late-night cuddle session. So wrapped up in each other are Grant and his woman that the scent of his cologne lingers in their shared bedroom, offering a little reminder of love for the lucky lady.
Though there are hints of one marking their territory, "Cologne" is a nice addition to the growing catalog for the grown and sexy set, fitting nicely into a "romantic evening" playlist. But it may even serve up some tips for young millennials unskilled in the ways of romance.