Reviewed by Eric Saeger
Very few people have the right musical DNA to pull off bedroom-soul the way this guy does. Most attempts fall a little short, either too sexed-up, or not chill enough, though mostly it’s a problem with cartoonish vocals, not at issue here. ‘Unadorned’ is the most common adjective used to describe Mo’s voice, which, yes, sounds like someone’s dad with an disdain for throaty shtick and enough training to be dangerous. As a guitarist-singer, then, he’s BB King (who has covered Mo’s Grammy-winning stuff in the past) with a friendly baritone, and this time out he explores the depths of soul-chill, tabling a ‘What’s Love Got To Do with It’ vibe in the title track, harnessing gospel elsewhere (‘All the Way,’ the wah-wah-decorated ‘The Whole Enchilada’). Nothing wrong here, obviously.