In any other circumstances this should be a hit. “What’s the Tea?” is a song that most musicians would kill to write. An amazing hook on top of an outstanding groove with a vocal performance similar to Nate Dogg or Bobby Cauldwell. Gabriel John is an outstanding musician that sends you back in time where all the silky smooth RnB and Funk vibes are alive and well. Why isn’t it a hit? Because you haven’t listened to it repeatedly and shared it with your friends. What are you waiting for? Do it now!
The first time I heard this track from the Portland based musician Gabriel John I turned it on the loudspeaker at home so my wife could hear it. We naturally started to feel the groove and began to slow dancing together. It was a really nice moment that made an otherwise ordinary day, special. Any song that makes me and my wife have a special moment like that will always hold a small place in my heart.
Check out Gabriel John on Degraded’s July 2020 Playlist on Spotify.