EP Review: Tubby Love (The Real Thing)
Greg   April 28, 2012 at 12:30 am   2 Comments

Soon to be fresh off the press comes the next big thing in music.  May we present to you, The Real Thing by Tubby Love.  This EP is the first in a series of three EP’s to be released.  The EP contains 5 tracks beginning with “Miracle,” which starts off with a slow guitar rhythm, then jumps right into a solid reggae melody with a harmonizing chorus.  “The Real Thing” comes in with the groovy style of G. Love and the Special Sauce along with the singing talent in the likes of Michael Franti.  “The Real Thing” speaks the truth about life and as Tubby Love puts it, “living life to the fullest and soaking up every moment.”  By the end of track three any listener can feel the endless styles of music that Tubby Love is able to create so flawlessly.  “Simple City” is the track that really gets me.  As a big reggae fan, nothing gets my ears excited like the reggae-style guitar riff with an island voice singing about the struggles of life and the things to appreciate.  A simple city is exactly where every person would dream of living, where a society would exist in perfect harmony.  “Afro” brings you right in immediately by caressing your ears with soul and full bodied rhythms from a series of horns to go along with a funky bass line.  Finishing off the EP is “Shining” which slows everything down for a few.  It’s the kind of song to kick back on the porch, grab a cold beer, and watch the sunset.  Don’t panic, the magic doesn’t end there. This is only the first EP in a series of three.  Start to finish this release is an absolute masterpiece and is sure to engage every listener.  It will be released for download on May 5th via www.tubbylovemusic.com.  Recommended for fans of Bob Marley, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Michael Franti & Spearhead, G. Love & The Special Sauce, Passafire and the Black Seeds.