The music of Robert Finley tends to be classic and timeless, but his latest exemplifies that statement' "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" is a slow soul and blues jam that sounds like it could have been released anytime in the past sixty years. The only factor that shows it's a more modern song is that you can hear all sixty-nine of Finley's years in his voice. That isn't meant as a negative, as the grit in his vocals just adds to the mood of the song. We tend to go a little nuts over neo-soul here at If It's Too Loud... if it's done right, and no one is doing it better than Robert Finley.
Robert Finley says of his new single:
“This song is about the many people who have been forgotten. Their kids drop them off and go with their lives. I go down occasionally and perform at the old folks home in Bernice. Just take my guitar and play for thirty minutes or so, try to get them to dance, try to bring some joy to them.”
You can watch the video for "Nobody Wants to Be Lonely" below. Black Bayou is due out October 27 via Easy Eye Sound, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Robert Finley, check out the artist's website.