Today’s Daily Feature is “Funkin Cause We Wanna” by American Funk musician Marlon McClain. Co-written and produced by Marlon’s longtime collaborator Ralph Stacy, “Funkin Cause We Wanna” is a summer-y, lively groove that is reminiscent of the great funk bands of the 70’s yet contemporary. From the very first beat, you can hear the funkiness in the instrumentation of bass, percussion, and guitar. Then, comes the fun flute melody that foreshadows the chorus, yet in a good way as it helps to set the mood and gets people up and dancing.
McClain’s vocals are the real mood makers for this song. Their slick, light tones help to steer the mood into an entertaining one. There is a sort of catchiness in the grooving chorus that will make listeners want to sing along. A fun-loving, good-feeling tune to celebrate a year after lockdowns, “Funkin Cause We Wanna” is the perfect summer tune that will have you dancing and singing in no time!
Make sure to listen to “Funkin Cause We Wanna” below and let me know what you think in the comments!
About the Artist: Marlon McClain
As a teenager, Marlon McClain aka “The Magician” as he’s commonly referred to, was the co-leader and guitarist of the highly regarded 70’s progressive jazz, soul, funk band Pleasure from the Portland, Oregon area who gave us most notably the ultra-funky hit, “Glide”. Later, McClain joined Grammy-winning R&B group, The Dazz Band and also began writing and/or producing songs for such luminaries as George Benson, En Vogue, Eric Benet, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, Jeff Lorber, Kenny G, and “uncle” Charlie Wilson, garnering him even more renown.
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