Canadian singer/songwriter @TristanTmusic’s Diamond Cafe project continues with Prince-ly “It’s Been A Mess (Without You)”

DIAMOND CAFE, “It’s Been A Mess (Without You)”

Earlier this year, 19 year-old Tristan Thompson stepped aside from his solo pop records to venture into soulful Michael Jackson/Prince territory with his new project called Diamond Cafe and an initial EP “Breathe”, which I wrote about.  And a singer doesn’t step in the direction of the style of either two superstars unless he can cut it with his vocals.  Tristan more than succeeds with a follow up called “It’s Been A Mess (Without You)” from a new album also called Diamond Cafe.  Like songs from “Breathe”, “It’s Been A Mess” revisits the fading classic style of Prince between about 1988 and 1992, which only seems to surface lately in music by the likes of Pharrell, Miguel or Childish Gambino, with a slow but emotion-filled pace and some major WOW high notes.  Logically, the next step would be to get out there with shows to reinforce how Tristan can sing in concert (and he certainly can!).  But for now we may have to settle for recordings to continue to impress us.  Anyone interested in classic soul done right should check out Diamond Cafe’s “It’s Been A Mess (Without You)” and the new album at this Bandcamp link.

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