OKP Premiere: BJ The Chicago Kid, Raphael Saadiq & Lee Fields Explore "Another World" Of Soul
The conversation continues. Okayplayer is proud to premiere the latest episode in E&J Brandy‘s Generations of Soul series, featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, Raphael Saadiq and Lee Fields. Entitled “Another World,” this newest extended clip picks up where last week’s discussion left off and features the young BJ The Chicago Kid stepping up and leading the group.
“I know it’s not me. Because when I come back to Earth, I don’t know how I got back, after I’ve been singing,” BJ says. “Knowing how it reaches, and how it reaches, it’s incredible. We’re all blessed to definitely know the definition,” he continues. Fields, of course, nearly steals the show with his wily insights into the life of a soul performer. “I wasn’t there,” he says, expressing the feeling (or non-feeling?) of playing a live soul show. “I have to ask–‘How was it?'”
The trio’s conversation is an example of soul’s enigmatic power–each performer on stage is a thoroughly accomplished soul musician, and yet even these gentlemen have trouble putting soul into concrete terms, not for lack of imagination or vocabulary prowess, but because the all-important essence of soul music is a feeling–a vibe, even–that can’t be broken down into sentences. “I enjoy the ride, and I don’t know where the hell I went,” BJ says near the clip’s conclusion. Watch the entire episode below, and if you haven’t yet, check out last week’s installment of E&J’s Generations of Soul.