John Gaar’s “Roll Like That” is an intensely soulful sound that draws upon the 1950s and 1960s doo-wop, blues, and 1970s funk. All together, what listeners will experience when they hear Roll Like That is a tremendously capable set of vocals and world-class musicians. The band works like a cohesive element – sure, there are times where the guitars and horns are allowed to step out in front – but the wall of sound that comes issuing out on Roll Like That is immense. We’re particularly fond of the back and forth between the instrumentation and Gaar’s vocals on this single. With smart repetition of the chorus, John ensures that listeners will be singing it long after the track ceases playing.
John Gaar “Roll Like That” / Domain /