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Ola Onabule's 'POINT LESS' is an album that calls the listener to action / SOULTRACKS

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On Point Less, singer/songwriter Ola Onabule makes music that is both timeless and timely. Point Less is timeless in the sense that Onabule embraces a sound that his defiantly analog. The tracks on the album fuse jazz, funk and elements of African, Caribbean and Brazilian bossa nova, just to name a few. He employs a top notch band on a project that takes listeners back to a time when musicians came together to create under one roof. The themes that Onabule addresses on this album, such as xenophobia, warfare, environmental degradation and political corruption, possess a timeless quality as well. Marvin Gaye addressed those themes in one of music's most timeless works of art.

If anything, the tone of the music, the passion that Onabule endows upon the lyrics, and the stories that he tells in these tunes reflect an understanding that the urgency of the times has increased while the world's understanding of the challenges and willingness to meet them has not. That rage and sense of being perplexed comes through poignantly on the cut "Exit Wounds," where Onabule sings from the standpoint of a mass shooting victim speaking to the us from the other side.

Point Less is an album that calls the listener to action. You may want to dance, or you want to march. But Onabule's latest will make it hard for folks to stay in their seats. Strongly Recommended.

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