CD Single Review: Marshall Titus- “Fallen Leaves”
July 17, 2009 By: admin Category: R&B CD Reviews
By Rodney K. Jackson
Whatever happen to the days of thought-provoking lyrics and melodies that took you through a journey of the past , present, and future? Artist like Minnie Ripperton, Sade, Seal, and Donnie Hathaway have created reflective songs that have lasted generations.
Marshall Titus’s new single, “Fallen Leaves”( from his “The Sound of Refuge” project”), brings the same type of memories to mind. “Fallen Leaves” looks back at life…the things that made us smile, the things that make us smile, and the sadness of losing it all. But Titus’ cyclical outlook on this process only makes it more profound and very few songs can convey this in a way as “Fallen Leaves”. The piano, string arrangement, and minimal percussion create a backdrop for his thoughtful lyrics. Coming from a theatrical background, Titus’ voice expresses every emotion as if it is happening at that very time.
Editor’s Note: For those of you who haven’t heard of Marshall Titus, please check out his facebook page below. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that you have heard his voice either on TV, stage, or film.