Under A Tempermental Sun. On The Dark Hillside Of Your Sorrow. If There's Pain In Your Heart, Let It Go. Just Reach Inside And Let It Go. Now Dig.
Pisceans of the world will always be misuderstood. I know this. And so does Terence Trent D'Arby. After the huge success of his debut album The Hard Line According To...thrust him into our social conciousness, TTD bailed the UK for LA and rented a house to record his tempermental but near perfect sophomore album Neither Fish Nor Flesh. As artists tend to do when recording, they evaporate from public view. Problem is though, TTD spent a little too much time away from his fans. One year became two. Strange requests started originating from inside the rented mansion. Grand pianos were dropped into swimming pools to create the "perfect" sound rattling around in his head; the sound he was trying translate for the masses. By the time NFNF was released, the pop landscape had shifted and TTD was suddenly no longer relevant. But beneath all the bizarre requests lay songs of beauty and honesty. Of lust and loss. Basically a grab bag of funk, soul, pop, and jazz, NFNF was an underrated and overlooked gem. And I fell in love with it. Afterall, I know what it's like to be misunderstood. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Terence Trent D'Arby: This Side Of Love
Terence Trent D'Arby: To Know Someone Deeply Is To Know Someone Softly
Terence Trent D'Arby: Roly Poly
Terence Trent D'Arby: You Will Pay Tomorrow