After going political and addressing discrimination and oppression on the stunning “Hanging Tree,” Elijah Blake returns with the retro-fueled new song, “Stingy.”
Jumping in a time machine to the days of Sly & The Family Stone or Kool & The Gang, the record opens with a sticky bassline and quickly kicks up the tempo with a swinging beat. Blake wails over the track to a lover who has him missing her so deeply that he’s going crazy.
“I’ve been on a high thinking about it / Outta my mind without you,” he sings. “I’ve been on a high free flying / I’m falling, falling, falling, falling over you / Let me know what did you do.”
Elijah Blake has been on a roll this year, releasing some seriously underrated records, including “Black & Blue,” “Some Kinda Way” and most recently “Hanging Tree.” The gifted singer/songwriter is currently prepping for the release of his new album, which is due out this summer.
Take a listen to “Stingy” below.