Audio Premiere: Gizmo - "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
Kenneth “Gizmo” Rodgers delivers a gorgeous cover of Cyndi Lauper‘s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” ahead of The Middle – his forthcoming EP dropping November 19th via Okayplayer Records/Revive Music. This project follows the 2012 release of his Red Balloon LP – a project that featured the talents of Derrick Hodge, Casey Benjamin, Jamire Williams and Raydar Ellis – and promises to be another genre-bending affair that bridges the gaps between eras with a flair for piling the flourishes of funk, soul and rock atop a deeply rooted jazz foundation. The single channels Return To Forever as much as it does the Robert Glasper Experiment and bodes well for the continued musical revolution as musicians lead the charge in reclaiming their rightful places as keepers of the sound. Check the track below to listen to “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Gizmo. Purchase the Red Balloon LP via iTunes. Stay tuned for more as the forthcoming project approaches.