This week’s download comes from funk pioneer Steve Arrington and his first solo album in 11 years. You have seven days to download the track “Make A Difference” from “Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions.”
From the press release:
Arrington’s new album “Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions” — his first solo record in eleven years — is the sound of a funk legend hitting a new creative stride. Created in collaboration with several contemporary producers, Down To The Lowest Terms is a state of the world address and a statement of personal creative renewal.
Though Arrington had dreamed up the album title Down to the Lowest Terms decades ago, the actual album came together over the last two years with the oversight of Peanut Butter Wolf. Stones Throw’s founder brought Arrington together with artists from the Stones Throw stable and beyond: Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Jerry Paper, Apifera, DJ Harrison and J Rocc from the label roster, along with producers Shibo, Jamma D, Benedek, and Brian Ellis.
“I love so many styles of music, and on this record, I was able to move into different areas,” he says. “But there’s a connection with my approach — not soulful in one, traditional way, but soulful in many ways. That’s why I subtitled it The Soul Sessions.”
While fans of classic Steve Arrington hits will find plenty to love on Down to the Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions, the record explores new territory for an artist who continues to evolve. “I love this music because it shows a continuing development,” he says. “I’m trying to push forward and do fresh things.”