Over the past year, there may not have been a better working example of cross-generational funk and soul vibes than that of Bobby Caldwell & Jack Splash‘s Cool Uncle project. With their collaborative debut, the duo, comprising one part hitmaking producer, one part legendary soul sleeper, have proved without any room for doubt that Cool Uncle was precisely the dose of infectious, vintage boogie and pop-leaning electric r&b the world needed to chase some of the year’s denser offerings, roping in budding and seasoned talents alike for a proverbial nightcap and smoke on the year.
Today, we have the distinct honor of bringing you some new eye/ear candy from the Cool Uncle team, premiering a vibrant and energetic clip for their latest boogie-blessed single, “Never Knew Love Before.” Against a sonic backdrop that instantly recalls the voltage of mid-’80s r&b staples like The Gap Band or Patrice Rushen, Caldwell and Splash’s sleek number comes to life with a flurry of kaleidoscopic patterns and shapes.
The video is available for your viewing pleasure just below along with an exclusive Q&A with the duo, who dropped a few notes on their collaborative energies, how the song came together and the key to making timeless music. Hit the next page to get acquainted and if you’ve yet to indulge in the sonic sweetness of their debut album, head over to iTunes for the full experience.