During Honesty, Mychael Gabriel is able to marry together the synth-infused R&B of the early 1980s with the vocal-forward R&B of the early 1990s (e.g. Tevin Cambell, Babyface). This laid-back groove allows for Gabriel’s vocals to shine out brilliantly over the composition. A taut groove ties together luxurious synths, fat bass liners, and punctual percussion that ensures that listeners will get out on the dance floor. We’re particularly enamored with the increase in Honesty’s tempo that occurs at around the 4 minute mark. A sizzling guitar line weaves its way through the final moment of the composition, keeping fans locked quite firmly to their seats until things conclude.
Mychael Gabriel “Honesty” / Domain /