"3 years is an excruciating wait to share another conversation with those you love. You try embracing patience, trusting they will return. Yet with clammy hands and a hopeful, unsure heart you eye your cell, check your email, and search for Internet clues on when your beloveds will kiss your ear once more. And just when you had about given up on your maddening relationship, believing Marcell & The Truth had gotten your Hopes Too High with their promising debut, they return, rewarding your loyalties with songs of love and commitment and sagely speaking of Symbols. Seduced, you’re theirs. Listening to The Truth glide through these rhapsodic melodies and the tender, masculine beauty of Marcell’s baritone on these timely, healing lyrics, one imagines this is what it must have been to first love elder griots like Donny in soul’s yesteryears. Hopes fulfilled, you savor this conversation; secretly praying the wait for nourishment won’t ever be so long again."
L. Michael Gipson
Editor of SoulTracks.com