Soul visionary Roberta Flack is back - today, she premieres the never-before-heard track "Groove Me" exclusively on SoulMusic.com, in advance of the upcoming release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of First Take. Listen to the track below.
A breezy, jazz-oriented number infused with Flack's velvet vocals and a titillating drum beat, "Groove Me" spins the story of infatuation, as Flack sings, "If you knew what you worked away in me, you'd come rushing to my arms. You'd hold me, and you'd whisper three little words to me. Oh yeah, you groove me."
"Groove Me" is exclusively available to stream in full on SoulMusic.com - have a listen below.
One of the 12 never-before-heard demos that arrive in the 50th Anniversary Reissue of her debut album, "Groove Me" stems from one of the initial takes Flack initially recorded during her Atlantic Records in 1968, including "This Could Be The Start of Something" and other smooth, stunning tracks. Select tracks will be available via digital download and streaming services, starting with today's unveiling of "Groove Me."
This exclusive premiere comes hot on the heels of the news that Flack will be blessing the first 500 pre-ordered copies of the Deluxe Edition with her autograph. First Take: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available only at SoulMusic.com for $49.98 and is strictly limited to 3,000 copies. It ships April 10. You can pre-order Flack's Deluxe Edition of First Take on SoulMusic now HERE.
The classic album includes the iconic single "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". It wasn't until three years after its release that the song charted atop the Pop and R&B Charts, thanks to being featured in Clint Eastwood's 1971 film Play Misty for Me.
Flack also holds the distinct honor of winning Record of the Year for two consecutive years as a solo artist - with "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" in 1973 and "Killing Me Softly With His Song" in 1974. This year is no different, as the full deluxe edition will arrive a few days before Flack will be presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award on April 18, her fifth Grammy Award to date.