R. FLEX, DESIIRE and TAFARI ANTHONY, “Too Late”
R. Flex is a Toronto-based queer (they/them) R&B singer who is breaking out more and more with every release in what could be called a new wave of fine local R&B talent. Following their debut EP In & Out is the six song EP Flex With Benefits, and “Too Late” is the opening track. It’s one helluva fusion of contemporary R&B and 90’s house music, an upfront invitation to prospective suitors to “come and get some of my lovin'” before the singer is taken. R. Flex has a familiar tone that reminds me of 70’s disco icon Sylvester, and it’s perfectly in sync with the harmonies of fellow Toronto artists and co-writers Desiire – who has a nice solo showcase with a crisp, defined vocal that doesn’t sound like anyone else – and Tafari Anthony, a 2022 Juno Awards nominee with indelible deeper tones whose songs have been written up in these blog pages in recent past. “Too Late” is one fun R&B jam session that you don’t want to miss, and watch it come to life in the above video.